Thorney Motorsport to debut Vauxhall Insignia
12 April 2011 – Thorney Motorsport has announced that the Vauxhall Insignia model will be introduced to the British Touring Car Championship for this year’s final rounds at Silverstone. The two cars may also be able to run for the penultimate 2011 gathering at Brands Hatch, fully confirmed to the Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) specification.
“It’s been a dream of mine for many years to run in the BTCC,” said team owner John Thorne. “We’ve come close in the last two years, but for a variety of reasons we didn’t make it. This time we are definite!
“The new NGTC regulations are just too good to ignore. As a team we always build our own race cars, rather than running someone else’s, and the new regulations allow both the budget to be kept reasonable as well as allow some engineering flair that we thrive on.”