Wellingborough [UK] – Wednesday 30th September 2015: Cook to run parts in final
The Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze of Josh Cook will be fitted with trial 2016 parts from RML at the next round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
A waiver was approved by the BTCC Administrator, in accordance with regulation 5.1.3, for these parts to be run for validation purposes during the Brands Hatch finale, all teams were notified of this at the TWG (technical Working Group) meeting at Silverstone.
This is the next step of testing for the new parts designed and manufatured by RML, having successfully won the six-year contract to supply specified chassis, suspension, steering and associated components. RML will assist in the installation of the new parts as well as set up and engineering of the car at the finale.
Brands Hatch provides the best opportunity to test the new steering system, providing some of the maximum loading seen at a UK circuit and the ability to gain actual race mileage on the development parts is ideal. The Chevrolet Cruze platform was also an ideal choice as the original Chevy NGTC shells were engineered and manufactued at RML.
Feedback and data from the Power Maxed Racing team and Josh will be invaluable in the development of the new parts and will assist all teams when the new parts are introduced.
2016 production parts will be available to teams by the end of October and production is now well underway at RML’s Wellingborough facility.