Might the MG6 go racing...autocar

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    Might the MG6 go racing...autocar

    Post by richardk on Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:36 am

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/242576/


    The new MG6 will go straight into action as a race car if it goes on sale in the UK next year, according to reports in the Motorsport News newspaper.
    The Shanghai Automotive-designed car is scheduled to become the first all-new MG model to go on sale in the UK since the 2001 MG ZS and ZT.
    Both the hatchback MG6 and its saloon sister car (which is currently being sold in China as the Roewe 550) will be launched in the UK and Ireland, according to Eleanor de la Haye of the MG Motor Company.
    Both versions will use the MG badge, say sources, and the most popular engine is expected to be the N-series 1.8-litre turbocharged engine, an updated version of Rover’s K-series engine.
    MG Trophy race series co-ordinator Peter MacWaters told Motorsport News that the car could slot straight into the championship.
    “The MG6 is a stunning-looking car and we would love to see it join the series as soon as possible,” he said. “A few of our competitors are considering building some for next year and we would gladly create a new class for them to race in.
    “It would be fantastic to see a new MG out racing and if we could get a few out it might stir up some interest from MG in the series."
    The full story of the race plans for the MG6 are in Motorsport News, which is on sale tomorrow (Wednesday 19 August).
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    Post by Windy on Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:21 am

    That has got to be good news Smile, especially if it has originated from MG Motor themselves...
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    Post by richardk on Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:30 am

    Especially if built in Longbridge

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    Post by mckenzie1971 on Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:35 am

    yes hope they build them in the uk and might add more jobs as well otherwise whats the point of having longbridge open just for mg tf cheers
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    Post by Windy on Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:16 pm

    Looks like Dreadnought is interested in one...

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    Post by Roverman on Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:32 am

    What about BTCC ?
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    Post by Windy on Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:38 pm

    Roverman wrote:What about BTCC ?
    Not for this year, I am hopefull someone will take one on next year when it would no doubt get some decent factory support. A full factory team seems unlikely though.

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