Motorsports: Mercedes A-Class gears up to tackle British Touring Vehicle Championship [w/video]

Mercedes-Benz A-Class BTCC

Most of the Mercedes-Benz lineup is based mostly on rear-drive architecture that would make for excellent racing platforms. That’;s how you end up with the C-Class in DTM and Superstars, the E-Class in V8 Supercars and the SLS AMG in GT3, to title just a handful of. But don’;t think that Benz’;s new front-drive platform won’;t make the transition to racing.

Mercedes itself, after all, showed a CLA-primarily based racer at the Frankfurt Motor Display last 12 months, but British outfit Ciceley Racing is hitting the racetrack on its own with this A-Class racer. Set to tackle the British Touring Car Championship this season, the new A-Class racer might not be fairly prepared to hit Silverstone and Brands Hatch just yet, but the team has presently revealed what it will seem like, full with racing livery and WIX Racing sponsorship.

The actual racer is being created to meet the Following Generation Touring Automobile (NGTC) regulations that have opened up the BTCC grid to a lot more (and more diverse) competitors in the last few seasons than ever prior to in the series’; extended historical past. Expect the finished version, as a result, to function a 2.-liter turbo 4 with upwards of 300 horsepower, driving the front wheels by way of a 6-velocity sequential gearbox with AP Racing brakes and clutch, Cosworth racing ECU, adjustable suspension, 18-inch center-lock alloys and an aggressive aero kit.

Testing kicks off next week just before former Ginetta GT champion Adam Morgan drives it in the season opener at Brands Hatch at the end of March, marking the initial time Mercedes will be existing on the BTCC grid because the 1980s. In the meantime you can scope out the substantial-resolution photos in the gallery over and the video clip and press release under for more.

“The WIX RACING Effect”
New 2014 Race Livery launched 1st on the Mercedes A-Class Demonstrate Auto

WIX Racing are pleased to announce the release of their long awaited New WIX Racing Livery on the pictured demonstrate auto version of the Mercedes A-Class, which will replicate the anxiously awaited Race Vehicle edition out for testing following week for the very first time! With the style being an actual replica of that of the WIX Racing BTCC automobile, supporters can now have a glimpse of the fascinating new WIX Racing look fixed for the BTCC 2014 season. It may seem acquainted to you………

WIX Filters & Ciceley Motorsport in partnership with our assistance sponsors, FAI Automotive, MAC Resources, Fuchs Oils and Finch Signs have worked in near association to generate a car layout that is consistent and displays the striking black and yellow colours of the title sponsor WIX Racing, while incorporating the new all-crucial supporting sponsor logos. We feel they all compliment the all round search and layout fantastically on the 2014 layout.

‘All right here at WIX are delighted with the look of the New WIX Racing Mercedes and we are extremely fired up about the 2014 season ahead’; Wayne Stevens – Managing Director. ‘This year is set to be the most aggressive and interesting season ever, with a total grid and so numerous champions, not forgetting the recent a single. Being concerned with the BTCC as a title sponsor has been wonderful for WIX. It has genuinely supported and elevated the positioning of our brand across several segments of the market and also to the standard public and avid followers of the sport. In my opinion, it truly is clear to me that it really is the most fascinating and engaging motorsport platform to be involved in, with the most passionate of supporters of all ages. It really can make for a excellent weekend and also a great live Tv spectacle. We hope to be concerned for a although and function in near partnership with Ciceley Motorsport and our supporting sponsor’;s longer phrase, especially with the new fascinating Mercedes A-Class.’;

Russell Morgan remarks “The commercial value of a title sponsor can never ever be underestimated. The WIX Racing team have currently demonstrated what they are able to obtain in BTCC, with regards to doing work with the driver and the team to increase the 2 the profiles. They are as passionate interacting with all of the staff and specially the supporters of the staff with giveaways and competitions, with tons to come on race weekends. Their technical knowledge is just as crucial to the crew as their financial support and this has plainly been reflected in the style of the automobile. I am extremely pleased with the search of the show car and the total partnerships we are enjoying this yr with WIX and all the supporting partnerships. I am searching forward to obtaining the race automobile design implemented, prepared for the 1st round at the end of March. We are actually excited about the 2014 season ahead with WIX Racing in our New Mercedes A-Class’;.

The ‘stand out’; design and style not only flows during the BTCC and display car, but has also been reflected in the new WIX Racing merchandise developed with Dread and is offered to pre-buy on the internet via the newly created WIX Racing web site If you want to see how Finch Indicators wrapped the WIX Racing Mercedes from start to finish, click on the website link offered. Appear out for pictures and more from our maiden check day coming hopefully following week.

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