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Mark Blundell Motorsport joins the BTCC for 2020

Wednesday, February 12 2020

Mark Blundell Motorsport (MB) will join the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship grid in 2020 after forming a partnership with the series' reigning Independents' Champions.

The new alliance will see the team formerly branded as AmD Tuning rebranded as MB Motorsport ahead of the new season, with former F1 star Blundell, who raced in the BTCC last season, remaining closely involved with the championship as the team's Sporting Director.

Blundell's new role within the series comes following a full season as a driver in the championship which left a huge impression on him. The team's two drivers for this season will  be Jake Hill and Sam Osborne. 

Blundell said: "I made no secret of how impressed I was with the British Touring Car Championship as a platform last year. As I found out quite clearly, it is fiercely competitive, and if you ask anyone involved, it's that unpredictable race result that is a huge attraction.

"Last year, together with my team at our sports management and marketing agency, MB Partners, we proved the value that the series can have for a number of major global brands, and the forming of MB Motorsport this year will allow us to further these partnerships and build on those relationships.

"Having reached this stage of my career, I love being involved in motorsport and this opportunity is a new challenge for me and one that opens channels for our managed driver portfolio at MB Partners and many of our commercial partners. I have a huge amount of respect for Shaun and his team who run an excellent operation, so working with them and forming MB Motorsport together provides us with a huge platform to build from both on and off the track."

Shaun Hollamby will continue to lead MB Motorsport's on-track efforts in his role as Team Principal and the former BTCC racer shares in Blundell's excitement at the potential of the new partnership.

He added: "Working with Mark and MB Partners last year was of huge benefit to us as a team, and this announcement signals the start of a new and really exciting chapter of our time in the BTCC. Mark found out firsthand just how tough this Championship can be, but he brought with him a new level of detail, processes and the highest of standards to our operation.

"I have known Mark for a number of years, and we have always spoken about how we could work together - now we are finally getting the chance to do so formally. Our hope is that combining our pedigree within the BTCC, Mark's experience and profile, and MB Partners' commercial expertise can really take our whole operation to a new level and it is one we cannot wait to get started with."

Tickets for all MSV rounds of the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship are on sale now. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here.