Taylor-Smith Eyes a New Challenge away from the BTCC in 2018.
Having competed in the BTCC for the last 6 years and with 18 podiums and 4 wins in the coveted series, Aron Taylor-Smith has taken the decision to explore a career in GT racing for 2018.
“Firstly, I just want to thank Warren and Vicki Scott and of course Nico Ferrari for everything that they have done for me since joining the team in 2014. I have lived, raced and worked full time at BMR for the last 4 years and have loved being a part of the wider BMR family but now the time has come for me to move on.”
“The BTCC is a brilliant championship. Alan Gow and TOCA do an exceptional job in putting together the series, but now after six seasons, I want to pursue a new chapter in my motorsport career.”
“I will certainly miss a lot about the championship, I’ve made friends for life in the BTCC paddock and loved so much of my experience. It will be sad to leave but I feel this is the right decision for me. I would never rule out a return to the BTCC but for now, my focus is on exploring different avenues of motorsport."
“Again, thank you to everyone who has helped me over the years. From Motorbase who I celebrated my first BTCC win with in 2012 right through to my time with MG. It’s been a great few years and I’ve a lot to be thankful for.”
“The thought of embarking on a new chapter of my motorsport career in the form of GT's really excites me. I want to travel more and embark on new challenges. I’ve spent my whole life aiming for a career in the BTCC and for the first time ever my priorities have shifted. It’s a really exciting time.”
"While my plans are not concrete yet I am currently exploring a few extremely exciting GT opportunities and I can't wait to see what 2018 brings!"
Airtec announce Árón Taylor-Smith as Brand Ambassador #KeepItAirtec
Having tasted victory in their maiden season with Árón Taylor-Smith in 2016, Airtec Motorsport have once again committed to the BTCC for 2017. Airtec Motorsport has become an iconic name in the tuning world and have now enrolled the services of Taylor-Smith as a Brand Ambassador.
The 27 year old Irishman has become one to watch in the BTCC over the past five seasons, accumulating eighteen career podiums and four race wins. For 2017 Taylor-Smith has signed to be in one of the most coveted seats on the BTCC grid as a manufacture backed MG driver.
“Last year was my first season working with Airtec Motorsport and we all instantly clicked. The brand is massive and is one of the most recognisable in the motorsport industry, it’s a company that I love to be involved with as they suit me down to the ground.”
Airtec Motorsport have been manufacturing and producing high performance parts for fast road and race cars for the past eight years. Their products are widely recognised as the market leaders in terms of development as they are constantly reinvesting in technical expertise. Specialising in performance upgrades for a wide range of cars the Essex based company is known worldwide.
Naming Árón Taylor-Smith as a brand ambassador has stepped up Airtec’s involvement within the UK’s premier motorsport championship, the British Touring Car Championship. Árón’s brand ambassador role will see him testing and developing products alongside Airtec as well as representing the brand in the BTCC. Árón heads into the 2017 in the best position yet of his BTCC career to challenge at the front in what looks to be one of the most competitive seasons to date. While only announcing his drive with MG in February the team have been preparing for the start of the season throughout the winter. The MG 6 is renowned for being one of the most successful cars in the history of the BTCC and has undergone a revamp of engineering for the start of the 2017 season.
“Árón is the perfect Brand Ambassador for us. He is one of the fastest drivers in the BTCC and knows exactly what it takes to get the most out of a car, exactly what we are looking for to help with development. He’s approachable and good fun to be around, we’re all really looking forward to seeing what we can do in 2017 #KeepItAirtec”
Árón Taylor-Smith racing is delighted to welcome back Centurion Warranties as part of his BTCC campaign for their third consecutive season. Having partnered up with Taylor-Smith in 2015 & 2016, Centurion Warranties have once again committed for what looks to be the most competitive BTCC season to date. Hoping to capitalise on his eighteen podiums and four race wins to date, Taylor-Smith is about to start the 2017 British Touring Car season as an manufacture driver for MG.
“Over the last couple of years I’ve really gotten to know everyone at Centurion Warranties. They are a great group of people who, like myself, love the BTCC and are the perfect fit for what I want to achieve. Their enthusiasm behind this partnership is what makes the difference as we all get to enjoy the race weekends as one big team.”
Centurion Warranties is widely recognised as one of the industry leaders when it comes to warranty products with over thirty years of experience, being first incorporated in 1979. They are renowned within the industry for providing products that can cater to all needs, be it an individual warranty right through to a fleet policy. The company have gone from strength to strength in the last twelve months with an expanding work force behind them as they set up for what will be their biggest year in the BTCC to date. While continuing to expand in 2017 Centurion Warranties have focused their marketing attention around the BTCC, the UK’s premier motorsport championship which boasted 19 million viewers on ITV4 in 2016. The championship commences on April 1st & 2nd at Brands Hatch where Árón will take to the grid for the first time as an MG driver.
“Árón is exactly what we need as brand ambassador, he is extremely fast but also brilliant for us away from the track. We’ve been involved with Árón for a number of years now and are looking forward to him challenging for wins once again this season. For the first time Árón will be in a manufacture backed program with MG and I’m sure will be one to watch this season.”