Fourth Subaru TBL still up in the air

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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.

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