Monday, 21 January 2013

eBay Motors' 2013 Driver line up revealed

The 2013 eBay team, Rob Collard, Colin Turkington and Nick Foster
The 2013 eBay team, Rob Collard,
Colin Turkington and Nick Foster

eBay Motors announces Colin Turkington will be joining its driver line up for the 2013 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). The 2009 BTCC Champion joins Rob Collard and Nick Foster in the new NGTC specification BMW 125i M Sport cars, as they launch their three-pronged attack on the Championship.
2013 is the fourth season in the BTCC for eBay Motors, the UK’s leading online automotive marketplace, and looks to be the most exciting yet.
Colin Turkington said: I’m really excited to be back in the BTCC with eBay Motors for the 2013 season. I have a long relationship with WSR and we’ve experienced some great success together in both the BTCC and WTCC. I am hoping to bring that success once again this year. Getting behind the wheel of the NGTC specification BMW will be a new challenge and I can’t wait to be back on the grid at Brands Hatch on 31st March.”
Rob Collard said: “Colin and I raced together in 2006 and his addition to the team sees us look stronger than ever. I hope to build on last year’s strong performances and will be looking to win races in the new BMW 125i M Sport.”
Nick Foster said “It’s going to be fantastic having Rob and Colin as teammates this year. I’m looking forward to learning from both of them to building on my success with the eBay Motors team.”
Colin Turkington
The 2009 BTCC champion returns to WSR in 2013
eBay Motors Team Principal Dick Bennetts added: “It’s really great to have Colin back on board for the 2013 BTCC season. With Rob, Nick and now Colin, I believe eBay Motors have a very strong driver line-up capable of challenging for Championship honours.”
Andrew Hooks, eBay’s Head of Hard Goods (Motoring & Electronics), said: “We are excited at the prospect of a fourth BTCC season and wish our drivers all the very best for the challenging and thrilling season that lays ahead.”
The first race of this year’s Championship takes place at Brands Hatch on the 31st March 2013, with the Media Day at Donington on the 21st March.
To keep up to speed with all the news on the car development and the drivers’ preparations visit www.ebaymotorsbtcc.co.uk and follow us @ebaymotorsbtcc