Dep­per and Daven­port get Mo­tor­base seats

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Martin Dep­per and se­ries new­comer Luke Daven­port have com­pleted Mo­tor­base Per­for­mance’s line-up for this sea­son’s British Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship in its Ford Fo­cus.

The team has se­cured back­ing from Shred­ded Wheat and had al­ready con­firmed that Mat Jack­son, who fin­ished third in the points in 2016, would re­main with the Kent-based squad.

Dep­per made his de­but in the BTCC in 2010 and has con­tested over 100 races. His best race was a fifth place at Thrux­ton last sea­son.

Daven­port, who was sixth in the Ginetta GT Su­per­cup in 2014, joins the team after two years in the British GT Cham­pi­onship.

Dep­per said: “When I tested the fo­cus back in Novem­ber I quickly found pace in the tricky con­di­tions, so I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to car­ry­ing that for­ward and mak­ing my fourth sea­son in the BTCC my best yet.”

Team boss David Bartrum said: “After se­cur­ing our first-ever BTCC ti­tles in 2016, we have one clear aim for 2017 and that’s the over­all ti­tle.”

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