Marc Hynes confirmed at Triple Eight in third MG
Marc Hynes has been confirmed for a third MG6 run by Triple Eight Race Engineering in the 2014 British Touring Car Championship.
”I am hugely excited about racing in the BTCC. The series is looks better than ever; strong Teams and Drivers with big crowds and great TV coverage,” said Hynes.
Hynes currently works as Head of Driver Development for the Marussia F1 team, a position he will keep for 2014, and has raced single seaters in the past.
”I always knew that I had unfinished business in a race-suit and I feel very privileged to have been presented with the opportunity to go racing with Triple Eight. Their record in British Touring Cars is remarkable and they are a Team that I have long admired. Testing starts soon and I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel,” said Hynes.
The 35-year-old won the 1997 British Formula Renault title and the 1999 British Formula 3 title. His last outing in a race car was with Triple Eight Australia in the 2008 V8 Supercars endurance races.
“Naturally we are delighted to be running a third car next season, with the added bonus of a driver of Marc’s pedigree in the cockpit,” said team principal Ian Harrison. “I worked with him in 2008 at Bathurst and Philip Island, so I know what Marc can do in a tin-top. Being able to get his car built and out testing early will give him the opportunity to get to grips with the NGTC car prior to the start of the season and it is then a case of learning to race the car in the BTCC environment, which can be quite challenging.”
Hynes’ car will be run in addition to the KX Momentum backed cars, which will be driven by 2001 and 2010 champion Jason Plato and another driver which is yet to be announced.