YourRacingCar.com storm into the BTCC at Silverstone with Phil Glew
SEATCupra.net is proud to reveal the exciting news that YourRacingCar.com will contest the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone on the weekend if 21/22 August, in a Special Tuning UK SEAT Leon. SEATCupra.net the No1 SEAT enthusiasts community will also be sponsoring the YRC Special Tuning UK Leon for the Silverstone round.
YRC's Team Manager Hannah James announced: "You know we're ambitious and we simply didn't have the patience to wait until next year to get our name up in the biggest lights in British motorsport so here we are… working night and day to get everything ready for Silverstone".
By choosing to make such a high-profile debut ath YRC's home event; they've taken the decision to bring in a driver with touring car experience for their first BTCC race weekend in the shape of Phil Glew.
Phil will be at the helm of the Special Tuning UK SEAT Leon… simply our favourite touring car of all time.
If moving into the BTCC isn't exciting enough for YRC and their fans, they'll also become the first to run the series' Next Generation Touring Car Engine in something other than a Vauxhall Vectra.
Although Phil will be at the wheel of the YRC SEAT in its debut event, Fulvio remains a key member of YRC – and he isn't going anywhere. Hannah said: "We're a team and we have to make challenging decisions sometimes and this was no exception. Running a new engine-chassis combo is a huge deal for even the most experienced of drivers and Fulvio's debut in the BTCC is as important to us as it is to him. Due to the time scales we've been working with there's been no time for testing and that, we decided, was too much to ask of Fulvio – it simply wouldn't have been fair to him. He is however fully focused on making his BTCC debut in the near future and he's hugely looking forward to the weekend as his responsibilities at Silverstone lie with helping us make it a weekend to remember".
Phil Glew said: “I'm over the moon to be asked to be part of the YRC team and I can't wait to do my very best to deliver the results you deserve for all the support you've shown. Although there's a lot less pressure on me to deliver results on track due to the new engine and new package, I do feel a massive responsibility to deliver a good weekend for everyone involved due to all the hard work which has gone into the organisation of this from YRC's end! I also have a responsibility to develop the new engine and chassis which I am very excited about as I'll be working very hard with my fantastic engineer to make this work!... Wish me luck!"
Fulvio's thoughts: “Our aim as a team has always been to get into touring cars and that's no secret. We took great care in deciding how we were going to do that. With a new engine-chassis package Phil has the experience we need and his involvement helps us make the massive début we all want. I'm really looking forward to making my personal debut in the BTCC very soon”.
As your no doubt aware know there's a big jump financially to reach the BTCC and YourracingCar.com have been incredibly lucky in gaining the support of Talent Works International, SEATCupra.net , Glasurit , WD-40 and 3-IN-ONE to make this all become a reality.
Hannah said: "Each of these businesses has shown enormous faith in us and have fully supported our wish to do something different with an element of risk about it. We are the luckiest team in the paddock".
SEATCupra.net said: "We are immensely proud and excited to be able to support YourRacingCar.com in their debut race weekend in the BTCC. As the largest SEAT car enthusiasts community with a passion for SEAT in motorsport we are keen supporters of any SEAT entry in the BTCC. We have a long connection with YRC.com and as supporting fans of the BTCC. So we hope that our forum members will embrace the newest team on the block and help support YRC now and in the future".
YourRacingCar.com have also announced that they have put together an extra membership incentive for the Silverstone weekend and would appreciate the support.
Hannah explains: "We need new recruits now we're playing with the big boys and we want to show them the power of the BTCC fans…
The membership will be up on the YRC site today! - http://www.yourracingcar.com/
"The Silverstone membership is a little different, giving each debut member a limited edition t-shirt by Unlap and their picture on the car plus access to the ‘Experience YRC' parts of the site. Member Perks are still exclusive to you and there are some exciting ones to come in the next few weeks.
All proceeds from the new memberships are going towards the team costs for this weekend and any help at all will be massively appreciated.