Eurotech with Ravenol for 2018 BTCC
19 February 2018 | Brian
Top BTCC Team Eurotech Racing Announce New Engine Supplier and Lubricant Partnership.
Eurotech Racing have today confirmed they will be reverting to the 2013 championship winning combination of Honda Civic Type R’s and Neil Brown built Honda engines, alongside this Eurotech have agreed a new technical partnership with Ravenol Lubricants.
Eurotech Chief Engineer Adam Tanner explained "Various factors have made the change from the Swindon TOCA engine package back to Honda engines a logical progression, clearly they have consistently had one of the strongest packages in recent years, commercially the deal works well for both parties. This change also enables us to work with world class lubricant manufacturer Ravenol as our technical partner, further strengthening our engineering assets".
Team Principal Jeff Smith commented "The combination of these two experts in their fields should give us the edge we are seeking, BTCC is one of the hardest championships in the world and every hundredth of a second counts. We will be pushing every aspect of every component to get the best performance – our aim this year is to win the big trophies".
Wayne Mathurin from Neil Brown Engineering said "We are certainly very pleased with putting the deal together to once again supply Eurotech our Honda engines, along with Engineering & Technical support over the race weekends. During the negotiations we have come to fully understand the expectations of the team for the 2018 BTCC season, it’s going to be interesting seeing the engine utilised by another team on the grid. Eurotech had some good successes last year, looking extremely fast at times, we want to help them improve upon this in 2018".
Eurotech have already completed an initial Honda engine shakedown and will test three new engines in their Honda Civic Type R’s driven by the now confirmed full driver line-up of Jack Goff, Brett Smith and Matt Simpson during a week-long extensive testing programme in Spain later this month
Ravenol UK’s Managing Director Brian Chase is very enthusiastic about the prospects "Eurotech Racing have proved time and time again through sheer talent and determination that they have what it takes to win. We at Ravenol are extremely proud of our state of the art racing lubricants and are looking forward to helping Jeff and his team achieve the podium finishes they so rightly deserve’".