targets ‘next level’ with expanded BTCC programme targets ‘next level’ with expanded BTCC programme team boss Shaun Hollamby says he is keen to see the Audi squad move to the ‘next level’ after confirmation that it has secured a second TBL for the 2017 BTCC season.

Having already re-signed Ollie Jackson for next year, the team will now field a second Audi S3 after being granted an additional licence by series bosses – marking the first time it will have run two BTCC cars on a full-time basis.

Talks are already underway as the team evaluates its options for the second car, with a number of drivers having already thrown their names into the hat.

An announcement will be made in due course, but Hollamby said he was confident of finding a partner for Jackson that would allow the team to make progress up the grid next year.

“We made no secret of our desire to run a second car next year and are delighted that we’ve been able to conclude a deal to acquire the TBL that we needed,” team boss Shaun Hollamby said.

“As ever at this time of year, there was a lot of interest in people who wanted to run additional cars and the fact that there will be a second Audi for the full season is an indication of our desire to take our BTCC programme to the next level.

“Having already agreed a deal to re-sign Ollie last month, we’ve had a lot of interest in the second seat and are in talks with several drivers about joining us for 2017.

“Given the calibre of the those drivers and the fact that we have a very competitive package in the Audi, we are confident that we’ll be able to field a driver pairing that will give us the best possible opportunity to build on the progress we made throughout 2016.”

Alongside the expanded touring car programme, has already announced a new-look GT programme for 2017 which will see it competing in both British GT and the Michelin Le Mans Cup with a new Mercedes-AMG GT3.