A Ford Focus powered by liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) achieved victory in the British Touring Car Championship round at Oulton Park.
The LPG engine in the Mountune Racing powered Team Aon Ford Focus ST recorded the third consecutive pole of the season, followed the by the team’s third race win this year.
Tom Onslow-Cole secured the team’s third consecutive pole position on Saturday afternoon. Success continued on Sunday with Onslow-Cole leading from the lights to the chequered flag to record his second win of the season during Sunday’s first race followed with a third place finish in race two.
The Mountune Racing Ford Focus LPG 2 litre Duratec engine is an evolution of the engine that the team used successfully in the latter half of the 2009 season.
Mountune Racing has been working since the end of 2009 to develop and refine the new race engine, working closely with both Team Aon and the team’s new fuel supplier Calor and their LPG injection hardware colleagues at Prins in order to develop a competitive race engine fuelled by LPG. The LPG injection system and turbocharger complete the major changes from the 2009 spec engine.
Roger Allen, General Manager at Mountune Racing commented, “We are so pleased that we have been able to contribute towards greener motorsport by the development of a race-winning engine fuelled by LPG. We are looking forward to continued success working with both Team Aon and Calor and building upon another great race result.”
The next round of the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will be held at Croft Circuit 19-20 June, 2010.
Keywords: 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, Mountune Racing powered Team Aon Ford Focus ST, LPG