BTCC's Ash Sutton Signs for Team BMR

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8 February 2017 10:33AM

Team BMR and Subaru are pleased to announce that race-winning young gun Ash Sutton has been signed to drive alongside Jason Plato and James Cole for the forthcoming season of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

Ash Sutton, the 23-year-old from Hertfordshire, comes to Team BMR from Triple Eight Racing where he enjoyed his maiden win in a very wet race three at Croft, along with two further podiums, two pole positions from qualifying and two fastest racing laps, all which helped him clinch top rookie in 2016.

"I am over the moon to be offered such a great opportunity," said Sutton. "Working alongside Jason, someone I have always looked up to, is something of an added bonus for me."

For Plato, it will be his third consecutive year with the team as he celebrates 20 years since he first joined the championship. He remains the most successful driver in the history of the championship to date and took several podiums in 2016 with the all new Subaru Levorg GT.

"I'm energised and looking forward to fighting for the championship," said Plato. "We have a fantastic new addition to the driver squad in young Ash Sutton, I'm certainly expecting him to be right in the thick of the action."

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season gets underway at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on April 1st & 2nd.