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eBay Motors gears up for BTCC at Oulton Park
3rd June 2012
eBay Motors team heads to the north-west with an exciting fan experience
The fourth round of this year’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) takes place at Oulton Park on Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th June, and the eBay Motors team is looking to build on its early season form.
The team currently lies in third place in the Independents Championship and drivers Rob Collard, Nick Foster and Tom Onslow-Cole will aim to improve on one of the most popular rounds in the touring car calendar.
Both Rob Collard and Tom Onslow-Cole have a history of success at the circuit and they are
keen to get their title chances back on track after a break of over a month since Thruxton.
Hampshire-based driver Rob Collard commented: “I am really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the eBay Motors BMW after a slightly frustrating weekend last time out. There has been some good testing over the past weeks and hopefully the car is in great shape to compete at the front of the grid. Oulton Park is a circuit that we have done well at previously and I hope that continues.”
Dick Bennetts, Team Principal of eBay Motors, added: “We ran one of our turbo BMW’s on a four poster rig and learnt quite a lot, so then decided to verify the results with some testing at Silverstone with Colin Turkington. Working with the turbo engine has been an interesting process and we are looking to improve our performance now that we have got to know the car better. I am hopeful that our talented drivers will be able to guide the eBay Motors cars to podium finishes at Oulton Park.”
Fans at the Cheshire circuit should look out for the eBay Motors garage, an exciting experiential zone where visitors will have the opportunity to beat the drivers in the eBay BTCC simulator and win some great prizes.
Over the weekend the three eBay Motors cars will be running with Union Jack flags on the roof in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. uk
About eBay Inc. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) is a global commerce platform and payments leader connecting millions of buyers and sellers. We do so through eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, which allows users to buy and sell in nearly every country on earth; through PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive digital payments; and through GSI, which facilitates ecommerce, multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises. X.commerce brings together the technology assets and developer communities of eBay, PayPal and Magento, an ecommerce platform, to support eBay Inc.'s mission of enabling commerce. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and eBay classifieds sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.
About West Surrey Racing
West Surrey Racing (WSR) was founded in 1981 by Team Principal Dick Bennetts and since then has built an enviable reputation within motorsport through its history of success. WSR spent over 10 years racing in F3 and won over 70 races with motorsport stars including Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen, Jonathan Palmer and Rubens Barrichello.
In 1996 WSR moved into the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) running the works Ford team. The team went on to run the works Honda Accord in 1999 and 2000, before designing, building and racing the works MG ZS from 2001 to 2003.
Over the last decade WSR have secured numerous BTCC honours, winning the Independents title four times and the overall BTCC title in 2009 with Colin Turkington in a BMW 320si. They have also secured many podiums in the WTCC, with a win in Japan in 2010 and a second in China in 2011.
2012 sees eBay Motors become title sponsor of WSR with Tom Onslow-Cole, Rob Collard and Nick
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