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AmD unveil Honda livery at Autosport International

AmD has taken the covers off the dramatic livery that will adorn its Honda Civic Type Rs during the 2018 British Touring Car Championship season.

Having acquired the two ex-Eurotech cars over the winter in partnership with Cobra Sport, AmD head into the new campaign targeting a jump up the order having brought in Sam Tordoff to partner Rory Butcher in a revised driver line-up.

As shown in artists impressions released prior to Christmas, the two FK2 Civics will run in a livery similar to that seen on the MG6 GTs that were campaigned by Shaun Hollamby’s team last year, with RCIB Insurance and AutoAid branding split on either side of the car.

Having shown off the new look on the opening day of the Autosport International Show in Birmingham, the team will now continue preparing the two cars for the start of pre-season testing, with Tordoff and Butcher set to sample the Honda for the first time in early March.

“People might say I’m biased but I think the car looks great,” team principal Hollamby said. “The guys at Joyce Design have done a fantastic job on the livery and we’re delighted with the end result.

“As ever, huge thanks to Cobra Sport, RCIB Insurance and AutoAid for helping us to pull together what is the most exciting programme we have had in the BTCC – a programme we are only getting more excited about now we’ve been able to show off the liveried car in the flesh.

“We can’t wait to get out testing in March in preparation for the start of the season, and are looking forward to hitting the ground running when we get to Brands Hatch for round one.”