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Butcher moves to Motorbase for 2020 BTCC campaign

Friday, January 31 2020

Rory Butcher will return to Motorbase Performance for the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, rejoining the team with which he made his series debut back in 2017.

The 32-year-old Scot, who won last season's Independents Championship established himself as one of the championship's front-runners in 2019 with three victories on his way to fourth in the overall standings.

Butcher joins Ollie Jackson in the Kent team's three-car team with one driver still to be announced.

Butcher said: "David Bartrum and Motorbase launched me on my British Touring Car journey, and it feels like 'coming home' to go back to the team.
 
"There are some very exciting plans for the 2020 season and to be in on the ground floor of those developments really motivates me. I have tasted glory in the Independents Trophy, which was a huge achievement, but my sights are set higher. I want more wins, and the overall championship is my aim.
 
"I know that I might not have the touring car experience of some of the guys out there in but I am working relentlessly to absorb all the information I can and push myself, and Motorbase, forward to go for the biggest prizes we can reach."

Team Principal David Bartrum added: : "I'm delighted to welcome Rory back for 2020. We have worked with Rory in GTs in the past and saw his abilities then which lead to us giving him his BTCC debut in 2017.
 
"We've obviously kept a very close eye on his progression since then. Over the last two seasons, he's learnt a lot and has matured into a driver capable of a championship challenge.
 
"With Ollie and Rory, we have a great pairing to work with and we're confident going into the new season. I have quoted on a couple of occasions that Rory was only ever 'on loan' and would be back with us one day.
 
"This year that has proven to be the case and we're all ready to put the hard work into make 2020 a great season for Motorbase."

Tickets for all MSV rounds of the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship are on sale now. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here.