INFINITI WILL ENTER two Q50 saloons in the 2015 British Touring Car Championship in partnership with the Support Our Paras charity.
The team, named Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing, will enter the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with two NGTC cars based on the Q50 executive saloon driven by Richard Hawken and Derek Palmer Jnr.
Run from a newly refurbished headquarters at Mallory Park circuit, the team’s main objective is to raise funds and awareness for the Support Our Paras charity and will employ a number of injured paratroopers to work on the cars at race weekends and within the team throughout the season.
Team principle Derek Palmer Snr said, “We’ve set ourselves a number of significant, but achievable targets. Of course we are aware of the challenges ahead of us, but with the united forces of The Paras and Infiniti, we believe we have the power to deliver results in the BTCC.”
BTCC fans will remember Infiniti parent company Nissan’s last foray into the championship, back in the 1990’s with the Primera, driven by the likes of Anthony Reid and David Leslie.
BTCC series director, Alan Gow, said, “It’s fantastic to welcome a new manufacturer to the BTCC and particularly a premium brand such as Infiniti.”