2016 saw mountune Racing diversify into the Japanese world, working along side the prominent Team BMR in their 2016 BTCC title challenge. mountune Racing Technical Director, David Mountain, was approached by BMR Team Manager, and industry friend Alan Cole, in regards to the build of the 2.0-litre turbocharged engines, following the signing of the deal with Subaru UK & Ireland at the end of 2015. Besides the build of the engines, the Japanese cars were also fitted with a new inlet manifolds designed and developed by mountune Racing mid season, and test sessions and improvements made certainly paid off for the team at the following rounds.
“We are thrilled to have been chosen to build the engines for BMR’s 2016 championship campaign, and very happy to be partnered with a manufacturer team. The development team here at mountune worked around the clock to get the four Boxer engines ready for pre-season testing, and were very pleased to see them perform so well out on track during this years championship.”
Pre-Season, Kevin Berry, Team BMR’s Chief Engineer said, “I am excited that mountune are on board to develop and build our engine for this project. With the extensive experience that mountune have in the BTCC and NGTC regulations, I am extremely confident that mountune have the expertise and ability to produce a great race engine from this unique Subaru base."