Fourth Subaru TBL still up in the air
Team BMR has given no indication as to what will happen with its fourth TOCA BTCC Licence (TBL) to compete, and that is the only spot left on the British Touring Car Championship grid for 2017.
Team boss Warren Scott has competed in the championship since 2013 and drove one of his team’s Subarus last season, but sources suggest he is undecided regarding a driving role with the team this year.
He could take part in a halfseason, leaving the seat open for another partly funded driver to contest the rest of the campaign, or the fourth car could not run at all.
If Team BMR takes the latter option they would permanently lose their fourth TBL, as the ‘transfer window’ by which time the TBL could be loaned or sold to another team with the approval of series director Alan Gow, has long passed.
TOCA would not reissue the TBL to another team for 2017 and would therefore retain control of that licence.