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MG claims first British Touring Car title

Published 13 October 2014

MG fans are celebrating after the British car maker claimed its first ever manufacturer’s title in the British Touring Car Championship – a great way to mark the badge's 90th anniversary.

The firm left it until the season finale at Brands Hatch on Sunday to end the four-year dominance of rival Honda. It wasn't enough to win the team's drivers, Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff, the driver's championship, though. That accolade went to Colin Turkington in the eBay Motors BMW 1-series.

Guy Jones, MG sales and marketing director, said, ‘Everyone at MG is delighted with this victory and the team’s success in placing the iconic MG brand, with its rich history of motorsport, back at the top of such a prestigious, exciting and challenging championship as BTCC.’

There’s no doubt that taking part in the championship has helped re-establish the MG badge. Look closely and you’ll see that the MG6 GT race car has been designed to resemble the road car. MG also operated ‘pop up showrooms’ trackside so fans could see the latest MG6 and MG3s.

MG is currently the fastest growing automotive brand in the UK with sales up 573 percent year to date (SMMT data). The company says this is because their products, which are designed and assembled in the UK, are good value.

Guy Jones And Alan Gow

Above: Guy Jones, MG sales and marketing director, left, with Alan Gow, BTCC sieries director.

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