LKQ Euro Car Parts, the UK and Ireland’s leading automotive parts distributor, has partnered with Laser Tools Racing and Team HARD. for the latest season of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), as part of its long-standing commitment to supporting British motorsport.

The partnership will see Laser Tools Racing’s Aiden Moffat, sport LKQ Euro Car Parts branding on the Infiniti Q50 livery for the season, alongside the team’s new recruit, former Karting World Championship winner Dexter Patterson.

The LKQ Euro Car Parts brand can also be seen loud and proud on three of Team HARD.’s cars: that of British GT champion Rick Parfitt Jr.’s for Uptonsteel and LKQ Euro Car Parts Racing Infniti Q50, 2017 VW Cup champion Bobby Thompson’s car for Autobrite Direct with JourneyHero and his team-mate rookie Will Powell.

The 2022 BTCC officially kicked off at Derby’s Donington Park on 23 April, and is the first major touring car championship in the world to integrate hybrid power.

Colin Cottrell, Marketing Director at LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “Our partnerships with Laser Tools Racing and Team HARD. and their talented drivers are part of our ongoing commitment to supporting BTCC and the wider British motorsport community. Joining the BTCC family at a time its switched to hybrid EV power is important to us too, as we continue to support our customers as we embrace a new electric future.

“We’re very excited to join forces with such an impressive alliance of world-class teams for this season, and to see Aidan, Dexter, Rick, Bobby and Will fulfil their potential on the track.”

Aiden & Dexter met BSB star Storm Stacey in pre-season. Photograph: Is It Fast?

Bob Moffat, Team Principal of Laser Tools Racing, added: “It’s fantastic to be backed by LKQ Euro Car Parts for the BTCC 2022 season. There is no better motorsport series in the UK to showcase the brands that play such an important role in the automotive industry, and we’re both looking forward to what should be a very exciting year.”

Tony Gilham, Team HARD. Racing Managing Director, said: “Each year, the competition gets closer and even more exciting. We have a great line-up of drivers across both teams, so the fans are in for a treat!

“Working with a leading automotive parts distributor such as LKQ Euro Car Parts is a great way to unite the sport and the wider automotive industry, and to grow BTCC’s following.”

Starline Automotive Solutions is present on the Bobby Thompson & Will Powell Cupra Leon’s. Photography: Tim Glover

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