Technical director Carl Faux to leave Team BMR

Fresh from wrapping up the 2017 British Touring Car Championship title with Ash Sutton, Team BMR has announced that technical director Carl Faux is to leave his position to take up a new role in Australia.

Having followed Jason Plato from Triple Eight back in 2015, with BMR going on to wrap up the Teams’ Championship in his first year with the then-Volkswagen squad.

Faux then played a key role in the design and development of the Subaru Levorg that BMR has campaigned for the past two seasons; with the rear-wheel drive car going on to take an impressive 14 wins and 40 podium finishes across the 2016 and 2017 campaigns.

“My BTCC journey is at an end,” he said. “My time in the championship has run its course and I am going half a world away to try my hand in Australian Supercars; a new challenge in a new country that will be nothing less than an experience. As they say, a change is as good as a rest.

“I know that with the team that BMR have, they will continue to grow and improve. The seeds were planted a long time ago, they have been watered and nurtured and now it is time for the next generation to bloom.

“I will be keeping a close eye on the successes they have ahead of them. I know there will be many, and I wish BMR every success going forward.”

Team Principal Warren Scott paid tribute to Faux and was quick to wish him all the best for his future career.

“Carl has been a pleasure to work with over the past three seasons,” he said, “and has brought a tremendous amount of knowledge to the team, which has aided BMR in its growth and development as a front-running BTCC outfit.

“I wish Carl good luck for the future and would like to thank him for all his efforts and great achievements that he has brought to BMR.”