Support Our Paras Racing announce withdrawal from the BTCC

The Support Our Paras Racing team, which launched its BTCC campaign at the start of the 2015 as Infiniti’s factory programme before the Japanese manufacturer pulled the plug after three races, has announced its withdrawal from the championship.

The team carried on with its pair of Infiniti Q50s, until their second TOCA BTCC Licence was withdrawn after they were unable to find a driver with budget to maintain running the second car, leaving Derek Palmer Jnr as the only driver for the full season.

The team were awarded one TBL to continue racing this season, but the team have now confirmed they will be focussing their efforts elsewhere for 2016.

“Naturally it’s a huge disappointment to the team, and the injured guys from the Parachute Regiment who prepared the race car,” said team principal Derek Palmer Snr.

“We appreciate these are tough times financially for companies across the country, but that doesn’t make our disappointment any less.

“Naturally I would like to thank our principal sponsor of last year, TENA Men, for all their support.

“We will now focus on returning to motorsport in a different series.”

Provisional British Touring Car Championship Entry List

No – Driver – Team – Car
TBA – Jason Plato – Team BMR – Subaru Levorg
TBA – Colin Turkington – Team BMR – Subaru Levorg
TBA – Warren Scott – Team BMR – Subaru Levorg
TBA – James Cole – Team BMR – Subaru Levorg
52 – Gordon Shedden – Team Dynamics – Honda Civic Type-R
25 – Matt Neal – Team Dynamics – Honda Civic Type-R
TBA – Andy Neate – Team Dynamics – Honda Civic Type-R
TBA – TBA – Triple Eight Racing – MG MG6 GT
TBA – TBA – Triple Eight Racing – MG MG6 GT
6 – Rob Collard – West Surrey Racing – BMW 125i M-Sport
31 – Jack Goff – West Surrey Racing – BMW 125i M-Sport
600 – Sam Tordoff – West Surrey Racing – BMW 125i M-Sport
33 – Adam Morgan – Ciceley Racing – Mercedes A-Class
16 – Aiden Moffat – Aiden Moffat Racing – Mercedes A-Class
7 – Mat Jackson – Motorbase Performance – Ford Focus ST
77 – Andrew Jordan – Motorbase Performance – Ford Focus ST
TBA – Hunter Abbott – Power Maxed Racing – Chevrolet Cruze
TBA – TBA – Power Maxed Racing – Chevrolet Cruze
80 – Tom Ingram – Speedworks Motorsport – Toyota Avensis
303 – Matt Simpson – Speedworks Motorsport – Honda Civic Type-R
30 – Martin Depper – Eurotech Racing – Honda Civic Type-R
55 – Jeff Smith – Eurotech Racing – Honda Civic Type-R
TBA – TBA – Eurotech Racing – Honda Civic Type-R
TBA – TBA – AmD Tuning – Audi S3
14 – Alex Martin – Dextra Racing – Ford Focus ST
TBA – Rob Austin – Handy Motorsport – Toyota Avensis
TBA – Chris Smiley – Team HARD – Toyota Avensis
TBA – TBA – Welch Motorsport – Proton Gen-2
TBA – Stewart Lines – Maximum Motorsport – Ford Focus S