Cosworth Electronics Help BTCC Through Exceptional 2017 Season
Cosworth has enjoyed another rewarding year in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) as the 2017 season drew to a close in a nail-biting season finale at Brands Hatch at the start of October.
Adrian Flux Subaru Racing's Ashley Sutton and Team BMW's Colin Turkington took their championship battle down to the wire, though it was Sutton who came out on top to claim his maiden BTCC title in only his second season in the series.
As the exclusive performance electronics provider to the BTCC, Cosworth has once again supplied trackside engineering support to all teams at every round of the series, helping them to utilise and extract the maximum performance from their cars.
Cosworth's partnership with the BTCC now spans over sixteen years, and the 2017 season was indisputably one of the highlights.
Teams continued to utilise the complete Cosworth electronic systems at their disposal, including the Intelligent Colour Display (ICD) Dash Logger, Intelligent Power System (IPS32) and the latest developments of Cosworth's Toolset configuration software. The complete package extends to ECU, complete car loom and sensor package, and aliveDRIVE video data system, which has become a staple of Cosworth's motorsport electronics offering.
Teams, drivers and the BTCC organisers themselves have once again been able to depend on a reliable, high-performing and cost effective electronics solution, thanks to Cosworth's experience and engineering expertise.
Warren Scott, Team Principal of BMR Racing, who run the title-winning Adrian Flux Subaru Racing entry, said: "It has been a fantastic season for all of us at BMR Racing. We have had a very strong technical package at our disposal, with the competitive Subaru Levorg, as well as the expertise from BTCC partners including Cosworth. We have benefitted from a well-developed and reliable electronics solution all season, with Cosworth's trackside engineers offering us any support we have needed. Winning the Championship has truly been a team effort."
For Cosworth, there is little respite during the autumn and winter months, as all electronics kits are returned to the company's Cambridgeshire electronics HQ for extensive post-season inspection and service.
Cosworth's support and engineering team will conduct a detailed debrief of the season, and continue to communicate with the BTCC and its teams ahead of what promises to be another mutually beneficial and successful 2018 championship.
Rob Kirk, Head of Motorsport Electronics said: "It's been another great season for racing in the BTCC, and Cosworth has been in the thick of the action. As the series' sole supplier of performance electronics, we have once again had the honour of playing an integral part in the championship. Our trackside team of engineers is well established and integrated within the paddock, working closely with drivers and teams to get the best out of their respective packages. We are already looking ahead to 2018, and will be using the winter months to refine and improve our electronics solutions. For now, though, Cosworth sends its congratulations to Ash Sutton and Adrian Flux Subaru Racing - and indeed to all who have triumphed in the BTCC using our products this season."