Scalextric unleash JG31 MG6 GT!
Scalextric have had the decoration sample of Jack Goff’s Official BTCC MG6 on the test track this afternoon. Test days are the best days!
Its looking good!
MG GT enters Costa Rican Touring Car series!
MG Costa Rica have made a formal announcement of participation in the new championship road racing: Costa Rica Touring Car Championship CTCC in 2016.
This is the first foray into the sport for MG in Costa Rica and a new category that is expected to be part of the new development of motor sport in the country, with the backing of the major car brands in Costa Rican industry. The car will represent the team is the new MG GT which is the flagship car in MG Costa Rica.
Also unveiled is the official team driver, the young Bernal Valverde , a bright karting driver of a new generation of Costa Rican talent with experience in previous categories of motorsport.
Duncan Zenteno, MG Commercial Consultant, tells us about this major foray into the CTCC:
“To MG Motors representative in Costa Rica it is important to contribute to the development of the sport and especially to support and encourage the new generation of drivers which is highlighted by Bernal Valverde.”
Bernal Valverde, says about his signing with MG:
“I am very happy and looking forward to the CTCC season. I’m very proud to be part of this revival of racing in Costa Rica and also next to a great British brand like MG a major contender in British motorsport. It will be a great privelidge to race in the elite category of motorsport in Costa Rica. I am sure we will have very good seasons together, with very good results. “
Costa Rica dates Touring Car Championship will be:
6 Dates, 12 races
30 January 31
27 and 28 February
2 and 3 April
7 and 8 May
4 and 5 June
FINAL 2 and 3 Jul
635 Registration goes electronic
Our Registrar, Matt Kimberley has designed and implemented our new data input form for registration of members vehicles.
The link can be found in the “Register your car” section of the 635 Register micro web page here: http://www.mgcc.co.uk/mg635-register/register-your-car/
For historical reasons, we like to know about all 6,3 and 5s, whether they are owned by members or not, so anyone is welcome to send in their car details. If you are not already a member of the MG Car Club then please do join, see the main MGCC web site for details.
We will add your information to our database. Even if your car is already scrapped or sold your information will be useful. Your data will be strictly confidential and protected and will only be distributed to those Committee members who need to know.
Scalextric BTCC MG6!
A Scalextric MG6 GT in Jack Goff’s racing livery from 2016 is now available to pre-order: http://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/btcc-mg6.html
There is also a BTCC Touring Car Challenge Set, also available to pre-order: http://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2016/btcc-touring-car-challenge-set.html
MG/888 BTCC new 3 year deal
MG Motor UK is pleased to announce a new three-year contract extension with Triple Eight Racing in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).
This new contract will see MG Triple Eight Racing battling it out in this ultra competitive series for more pole positions and manufacturer championship wins until 2018.
Matthew Cheyne, Head of Sales and Marketing for MG, said: “We are really excited to be renewing this partnership. The BTCC has given us the opportunity to give our brand some fantastic exposure, so we’re thrilled to be continuing this for another three years.
“We have built up a strong relationship with Triple Eight during our four years together, so we’re glad to be working with them again and look forward to developing a new team that will lead to more successes.”
Matthew added: “We’ve been very lucky to have worked with some extremely talented drivers over our time of being involved with the touring cars, but our plan is to grow our own champion over the duration of the contract. Driver announcements will be made soon, but we can confirm we’ll be looking to create a young and up-and-coming line up.”
With the arrival of the highly anticipated MG SUV in 2016, which will be an exciting new phase for the brand, finding new talent and working with them to grow fits with the direction MG Motor UK is going in.
Ian Harrison, Team Principal at Triple Eight Racing, said: “We’re delighted to renew this important strategic deal. This year we saw an even more competitive BTCC and, while our drivers didn’t always get the results hoped, we took small comfort in the fact we had a year of zero mechanical and electrical faults; which is rare in this business and is an example of the high standards that Triple Eight prides itself on.
“That quality has been a deciding factor for MG, who are realising the opportunity that the BTCC offers and we’re looking forwarding to working on the new MG6 platform for the coming three years. I fully believe we can once again be strong contenders for every title on the table.”
More information about the driver line-up for 2016 will be announced in due course.
MG reaches 3,000 registrations
MG Motor UK is thrilled to have reached 3,000 registrations for 2015 before the year-end.
Today, the British manufacturer has exceeded last year’s figures by almost 1,000, and this year’s figure has already surpassed 2013 and 2014 registrations combined. The increase in sales has been as a result of great deals, a continual expansion of the dealer network, and an ever-growing awareness of the brand.
Matthew Cheyne, Head of Sales and Marketing for MG, said: “We are delighted to have reached 3,000 registrations for this year. It is such a rewarding moment to exceed previous years, and we strongly believe that next year will be no exception; particularly with the 2016 MG3 and arrival of our new and exciting SUV.
“I would like to thank our dealer network for their continued efforts; it’s fantastic to be working with people who are so supportive of MG and always work hard to promote the brand.”
MG has been running some great deals throughout the year, with the most successful being the minimum £2,000 part-exchange offer. This deal, along with a fantastic product range that offers plenty of specification, contributed to the record registrations during what is typically a quieter time of year for car sales.
Closing Date For BTCC Tickets This Monday
PLEASE be aware that the closing date to order your discounted tickets for the BTCC at Silverstone has been brought forward to 5pm on Monday 15th September. (more…)