Eurotech Racing revert back to Honda engines for 2018

Eurotech Racing has confirmed they it will run Honda engines in its Civic Type-Rs during the 2018 BTCC season.

Having initially run a Neil Brown-developed engine in its NGTC Hondas, Eurotech switched to the Swindon unit in 2015 and has continued to use the TOCA spec engine ever since.

However, the team has now confirmed it will go back to a Honda unit this season with all three cars, with an initial shakedown having already taken place ahead of the start of pre-season testing in Spain.

“Various factors have made the change from the Swindon ‘TOCA’ engine package back to Honda engines a logical progression,” chief engineer Adam Tanner said. “Clearly, Honda has consistently had one of the strongest packages in recent years and commercially the deal works well for both parties.

“This change also enables us to work with world class lubricant manufacturer Ravenol as our technical partner, further strengthening our engineering assets.”

Wayne Mathurin from Neil Brown Engineering said the engine builder was pleased to welcome Eurotech back into the fold.

“We are certainly very pleased with putting the deal together to once again supply Eurotech our Honda engines, along with engineering and technical support over the race weekends,” he said. “During the negotiations we have come to fully understand the expectations of the team for the 2018 BTCC season.

“It’s going to be interesting seeing the engine utilised by another team on the grid. Eurotech had some good successes last year and looked extremely fast at times, we want to help them improve upon this in 2018.”

Alongside the Honda engines, Neil Brown also develops the BMW units that power the cars of West Surrey Racing and Team Parker.