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Published on January 25th, 2012 | by Seán Ward

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MG Enters BTCC

MG has announced it will be entering the 2012 British Touring Car Championship with two MG6 GT cars held under MG KX Momentum Racing and prepared by Triple Eight Race Engineering.

Rather surprisingly, MG has snatched double BTCC Champion Jason Plato from Chevrolet and secured Any Neate.

The car will debut at Brands Hatch on 1st April in the opening round of this years BTCC.

Jason Plato, lead driver for this season, said: “It’s really exciting to be involved in a brand-new all-British team and it’s just brilliant that the iconic name of MG will be back on the track.”

The MG6 GT is based on the new MG6, the first all new MG to be built in over 16 years.

Guy Jones, MG Motor’s Sales & Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted that the new MG6 will be seen by millions of fans in Britain and beyond, and this continues the famous sporting lineage of the brand.”

Featuring a 2 litre turbocharged engine the car has 300 bhp, and features a new six-speed sequential gear box, multi-adjustable double wishbone suspension, 18 inch wheels, and an AP racing carbon clutch.

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