An exciting entrant joins MG Racing for Round 2 at the picturesque Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.
MG Motor Australia will launch their 2018 motorsport campaign with MG Racing this weekend with an all new MG 6 Turbo taking to the track. In what will be a first on many levels MG Motor will go on to compete in the Australian Manufacturers Championship at Sandown in May as well. The car has been built by Brock Race Engineering in Melbourne and it is so fresh that it will not even get shaken down before qualifying at Phillip Island. The entry is full supported by MG and is entered by MG creating our first ‘works’ race car from the factory and joining our MG ZR Judd ex MG Rover era works race car run privately now by Andrew Howell.
MG Motor announced James Brock as the driver for 2018 and Brock is looking forward to heading to Phillip Island “it has all been a pretty late deal but the MG Racing guys have been great and I am looking forward to getting adjusted to the car. I haven’t driven anything like it so its an exciting development and will be a bit of fun”
The car itself is a converted road car, running the production 1.8 litre MG 6 engine and 5 speed gearbox, while it wont be a front runner in the series it will certainly mix up the mid field.
The entry comes prior to participation in the Shannons Nationals at Sandown in may where the car will participate in the endurance race. “The car is straight APC spec, standard turbo, standard ecu etc. so there is a bit of development to do once we understand it a bit more” commented Brock.
The deal comes quite late but with the help of PIARC and Geoff Bull the entry has been lodged and accepted. The car’s first public appearance will be on Saturday in Qualifying for Round 2 of MG Racing Australia. “It came about pretty quickly and I must say it has been great to see the support of MG Motor and their PR team to put the deal together, James himself has been fantastic and it’s pretty cool to see something like this come to MG Racing. Geoff Bull has been fantastic as well in turning it all around for us and supporting MG Racing as it wasn’t an easy deal to put together. It’s going to be a great weekend” commented series captain Paul Vernall.
MG Racing is proud to include James and MG Motor into the series
The full entry list can be seen below
|Bristle Blaster Australia||Phil Chester||MG B GT V8|
|6||Peter Rose||MG B Roadster|
|10||RM Racing||Richard Milligan||MG B V8 Roadster|
|12||GB Galvanizing||Vincenzo Gucciardo||MG TF LE 500|
|19||Torq Racewear||Chris Gidney||MG ZR|
|Peter Mohacsi||MG Midget|
|24||MG Motor Australia||James Brock||MG 6|
|28||Paul Vernall||MG ZR|
|32||Alarmlogic||Rodney Gibb||MG ZT|
|36||Hemas Hose Service||Hendrik Zwartaveen||MG B Roadster|
|40||TTR||Keith Ondarchie||Triumph Stag|
|41||Aura Design||Barry Pritchett||MG TF Cup|
|50||Robin Bailey||MG B GT V8|
|53||Michael Wood||MG B GT V8|
|69||Aussie Pools||Darren Souter||MG B Roadster|
|74||Aura Design||Ursula Weidenmuller||Triumph TR6|
|75||Splatt Engineering||Robert Splatt||Triumph TR6|
|80||Sean Herlihy||MG F|
|83||Trevor Dunford||MG B GT V8|
|85||Aussie Pools||Rodger Chapman||MG B Roadster|
|91||Bendigo Innovative Kitchens||Andrew Howell||