Competition has been in MG’s genes since the formation of the marque. That tradition continues in 2012 with the MG6 GT being campaigned by famous British racing driver Jason Plato in the BTCC.
Such passionate on-track pursuits stay true to the core MG values of Individuality, charisma and creativity.
The British Touring Car Championship is one of the best-loved, most illustrious and famous motor racing championships in the world. Since its inception in 1958 it has attracted and captivated millions of fans around the world.
The manufacturer-backed MG outfit is run by Triple Eight Race Engineering – a squad with an illustrious motorsport history dating back to 1996. With 22 titles to its name, Triple Eight joined forces with MG to bring the MG6 onto the grid in 2012 with double champion Jason Plato at the wheel. Incredibly, Plato won in only the car’s third ever race, but despite often having the fastest package over the 2012 and 2013 campaigns, the team fell just short of adding to its tally of championships.
The 2016 team is made up of Josh Cook and Ashley Sutton - both young, exciting, up-and-coming drivers. Cook, who was the 2014 Renault UK Clio Cup Vice-Champion, made a sensational debut in the BTCC in 2015 when he lifted the Jack Sears Trophy (award for the top rookie). Ashley Sutton is graduating to BTCC after leaving the Renault Clio Cup as reigning 2015 champion.