Price joins Subaru Team BMR for 2017 BTCC Debut campaign

Brands Hatch Indy
March 16, 2017

BMR Racing are delighted to announce that following our news earlier this month of Josh Price returning to the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship, we can now confirm that he will drive the fourth Subaru Levorg with the BMR Racing Academy in the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

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March 16, 2017 3:21 PM

Teenager Josh Price has secured a last-minute deal to drive the fourth Subaru Levorg GT in the 2017 British Touring Car Championship under the Team BMR Racing Academy banner.

The 18-year-old will join Jason Plato, James Cole and Ashley Sutton in the BMR Subaru line-up.

After a strong season in the Renault UK Clio Cup last year, when he took one win and sixth in the championship, Price garnered the support of the BMR Academy - a stepping stone programme created by the team to assist young drivers with the transition to the BTCC.

BMR had worked to bring Price into the BTCC over the winter but had been unable to finalise the arrangement.

But after news was released that Price would race in the Clio Cup again with BMR, a new sponsor joined the fold and allowed him to step up to the BTCC after all. The deal was agreed on Wednesday.

"I'm extremely overwhelmed by the support of my sponsors, BMR and Subaru to get me onto the BTCC grid this season at such short notice," said Price, whose deal is for the full season.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge that's ahead, as well as working with a team with such a great pedigree."

BMR Racing owner Warren Scott recently announced he would compete in British Rallycross this season rather than racing his squad's fourth Levorg, which has now gone to Price.

"We are thrilled to welcome Josh into the BMR Racing Academy BTCC Team and look forward to watching his progress throughout what promises to be an unforgettable year," said Scott.

The team is hoping to have a car ready for Price to test during the BTCC media day at Donington Park on Thursday.

If BMR is unable to do that, it will give him two days of testing at Pembrey before the Brands Hatch BTCC season-opener on April 1-2.

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