Polish squad evaluating WTCR programme

The BM Racing Team could make the move up to the FIA World Touring Car Cup for the 2021 season, with plans being formulated for an all-Polish programme.

The team has experience in karting, the one-make Kia Picanto Cup, Formula Renault 2.0 and TCR Eastern Europe, where it ran a Hyundai i30 N TCR last season for Szymon Jabłoński.

The proposed move would be dependent on the team, and it’s planned driver, securing the funding required for the programme.

The identity of that driver, and the car that the team would use for the WTCR programme, has still to be confirmed.

However, team boss Bartek Mirecki expressed confidence that the time is right for the switch to the world stage, with work ongoing to turn it into a reality.

“For us, WTCR would be really ambitious because it’s the highest level in touring car racing,” he said. “We have a young talent who wants to challenge himself against the best in order to learn and improve. It would be an easy option to try at a lower level but the experience he would gain would be incredible and would help him to make a big step up.

“Of course, we are not expecting to win races or be in the top ten. The first objective is to learn and gain the understanding of what’s needed to be successful in this very competitive category so that, by the end of the first season, we can be in the top 15. Once we have tested ourselves, the aim would be to improve in the next season and take another step.

“This would be our first experience of WTCR and we know it will not be easy. Also, with the COVID-19 pandemic the situation in the world is not easy for finding sponsorship. But this is an exciting project we are working very hard to turn into a reality.”