BTCC: Arena Motorsport confirms Ford entry Arena Motorsport confirmed that they will enter the 2009 British Touring Car Championship with two Ford Focus - something TouringCarTimes reported one week ago.
"This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Arena to return to the BTCC after a three year absence," team principal Mike Earle said.
The team will enter two cars, one for Tom Chilton and another for a yet to be announced driver.
"We have selected Tom Chilton as the driver to lead this programme due to his suitability from both an on-track and off-track perspective. As a driver he has a proven track record and we are very excited to be re-united with him after the successes we enjoyed together in 2004 and 2005," said Earle.
The Ford-model to be used is the Focus. But it will not be a official Ford-program.
"We have researched many options of cars to build and decided the Ford Focus was dynamically the most suitable for our programme. We will be entering the 2009 BTCC as an Independent entry. We will not be receiving any additional support from Ford," said Earle. FUENTE: www.touringcartimes.com