Friday, 1 April 2016

Silverline Tools teams up with Subaru for a return to BTCC racing

Silverline Tools teams up with Subaru for a return to BTCC racing

UK tool brand Silverline is once again sponsoring a top British Touring Car Championship team. The global tool manufacturer, which won the championship with Jason Plato as team Silverline Chevrolet in 2010, has confirmed a sponsorship deal with Team BMR for the 2016 season.

The team will be known as Silverline Subaru BMR Racing.

“We’ve been keeping a close eye on developments in BTCC over the past few years and think now is a great time to rejoin forces with Jason and the team, especially with Subaru on board. It’s going to make for a very exciting season,” said Rob Henry, Silverline brand manager.

Renowned car manufacturer Subaru will enter the Touring Car Championship after signing a sensational three-year deal with Team BMR. The squad will run the all-new Subaru Levorg Sports Tourer in this year’s series, with both Jason Plato and Colin Turkington spearheading the title assault.

Speaking from the latest testing at Brands Hatch, Jason Plato said “It’s fantastic to welcome my good friends and long-time sponsors Silverline back as Title sponsor to our exciting Subaru BTCC project. We have a great history of winning races together, when I won the championship with Silverline in 2010 I was presented with an enormous spanner, I look forward to an even bigger one in October!”

Based in Somerset, Silverline is a leading industry manufacturer and supplier of more than 5,000 hand and power tools to traders throughout the UK and Europe.

The first race of the BTCC series starts on Saturday 2nd April at Brands Hatch in Kent.

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