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Motorbase Performance unveils IKO enertherm as new partner for 2016 BTCC season

March 22nd 2016

Motorbase Performance unveiled IKO Group PLC as new team partner for 2016 season

Motorbase Performance has today taken the wraps off its full racing livery for the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season, unveiling IKO enertherm as a major new team partner during the official championship media day at Donington Park (March 22).

Both Motorbase Performance-run Ford Focus STs feature the innovative insulation product IKO enertherm's distinctive logo with additional branding featured on the driver overalls, team trucks and official merchandise range.

Mat Jackson and Andrew Jordan unveil the new 2016 livery

IKO enertherm's initiation into motorsport comes as the Kent-based squad looks to capitalise on an outstanding performance during the second half of the 2015 season with one of the strongest driver pairings on the grid in the form of Motorbase veteran Mat Jackson, who returns for his 7th season with the team, alongside latest signing and 2013 BTCC champion Andrew Jordan.

Volvo Trucks branding returns to Mat Jackson's #7 Focus

Part of leading global waterproofing and roofing manufacturer the IKO Group; IKO enertherm is a lightweight insulation board that uses unique micro cell technology and is specifically designed for flat and pitched roofs, lofts, basements, floors, cavity walls and outside walls.

Commenting on IKO's new motorsport partnership, Andy Williamson, Group Managing Director for IKO PLC said: "IKO enertherm is pushing the limits on insulation values and performance, which is why sponsoring Motorbase in the BTCC made sense. Like IKO, the teams who enter the BTCC focus on improving performance every year, with remarkable results. Motorbase examines every aspect – cars, drivers, track and more – of the race to do things you wouldn't think possible. Just as enertherm does."

Mat Jackson, IKO Group MD Andy Williamson, Motorbase Performance Team Principal David Bartrum and Andrew JordanDavid Bartrum, Motorbase Performance Team Principal added: "We're delighted to welcome such a prestigious brand as IKO enertherm on-board as new sponsors to the Motorbase Performance BTCC squad.  As part of a world leading company, IKO's brand aligns perfectly with our existing partners and we share the same passion and drive, always striving for the best result.

"We're proud to be able to introduce IKO enertherm to a wider audience within British motorsport and we look forward to a long and successful partnership."

The opening round of the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship gets underway at Brands Hatch, Kent on April 2/3 with live race day coverage on ITV4 and ITV4HD.