Last week, race-winning BTCC team Ciceley Motorsport have announced a huge update for the upcoming season. Their 2017 campaign will sport a completely fresh look. Adam Morgan, top star of BTCC, will spearhead this campaign in his Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
His Mercedes will run with a red and black colour scheme, to honour their three-year deal with Mac Tools – their new sponsor. For the past three seasons, Mac Tools have been a subsidiary sponsor of the Ciceley Motorsport squad. This change means the beginning of a new era, with Mac Tools becoming title sponsor for the Accrington-based team. The colour change is a big one – Morgan’s Mercedes-Benz has run in yellow and black since 2014, when it first made its debut with WIX Filters as headline sponsors. WIX are still on board as subsidiary sponsor and will maintain a relationship with the team – including recent wins at Brands Hatch and Thruxton.
Adam Morgan is a four-time race winner in the BTCC. He stated that “[they’ve] worked really closely with the guys at Mac Tools over the last three years, and are delighted to have them as our new title sponsor. The relationship we’ve built and this three-year deal illustrates the commitment the company has to the team and the championship. I can’t wait to stand on the top step of the podium in my Mac Tools overalls for the first time and repay the company’s faith in us.”
Mac Tools Sales Director, Liam Kettlewell, has reported equal enthusiasm on their part. “We are thrilled to step up our involvement in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with Ciceley Motorsport. We have seen the team go from strength-to-strength during the past three years and now is the time to maximise our relationship with them by becoming title sponsor.”
Norman Burgess, Ciceley Motorsport’s Commercial Director has also expressed his joy over the new deal. “We started off as a little family team after Adam won the Ginetta Supercup title and have grown from a garage at Adam’s home to purpose-built facilities with a BTCC and Renault Clio team.” He further went on to mention the importance of such a huge name as Mac Tools becoming the title sponsors, cementing the future of the racing team. Their goal, Burgess stated, is to eventually become a manufacturing team. This means that having Mac Tools as a sponsor is a huge step forward for them. Burgess also commented on the continuing relationship they have built with WIX Filters, mentioning that they too have played a key part in the success of Ciceley Motorsport.
Last week, on Saturday (March 4th), the new look was unveiled at Silverstone, to an audience of Mac Tools franchises and other guests. It’s ready to go on track, at the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Season Launch at Donington Park – on March 16. Opening rounds of the championship will take place at Brands Hatch in 1 & 2 April.