CollardSterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing headed to the historic parkland circuit of Oulton Park for rounds 13, 14, and 15 of the Kwik Fit MSA British Touring Car Championship. The hot air from Europe found its way north to Cheshire on Saturday with Free Practice sessions held amidst humid conditions.The early exchanges of FP1 saw driver of Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra #11, Jason Plato, sit at the top of the standings for most of the session, dropping to P3 in the last few minutes.

Jason Plato

With the new surface offering up lap times nearly 3 seconds quicker than the old asphalt, the BTCC teams were heading into unknown territory this weekend. With the theoretical lower levels of tyre wear also offered up by the new surface, Jason Plato and Rob Collard were hoping that the significant advantage rear wheel drive cars have typically enjoyed around the twisty, high speed and narrow Croft circuit were going to be negated. 

HydroshotPower Maxed Racing have today announced their partnership with Worx, one of the World’s foremost power tool manufacturers. Manufacturers of the world-famous Landroid, a fool proof yet effective robotic lawnmower, Worx are one of the biggest names in the power tool game, and are renowned for their constant product development. With PMR’s parent company, Power Maxed, manufacturing some of the most effective automotive cleaning products on the market, it was a match made in heaven when Worx announced their newest product, the HydroShot.

Tough TG-6Fancy yourself as a budding motorsport photographer? Want to get behind the scenes and experience how one of the British Touring Car Championship’s (BTCC) front-running teams operates, whilst getting your hands on some amazing equipment? Olympus and Power Maxed Racing have today announced a competition to reward amateur photographers, who manage to catch those amazing, once-in-a-lifetime shots that don’t get the recognition they deserve.

Plato MotorfestOrganisers at Power Maxed MotoFest Coventry have been left overwhelmed after smashing all previous attendance records with 229,292 visitors recorded at this year’s festival. In an incredible gauge of the event’s rising popularity, Power Maxed MotoFest Coventry recorded its first ever six figure attendance on the first day, as around 140,000 visitors enjoyed the sights and sounds of the UK’s largest urban motoring festival.

PlatoThe most successful driver in British Touring Car Racing history, Jason Plato, will take to the streets of Coventry this Saturday at the famous Power Maxed Coventry Motofest.

The 51-year-old legend will pilot his Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra, built locally by Warwickshire-based PMR, around the closed street course during two sessions on Saturday.

JoyceWhilst eyes were focussed on the third round of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton last weekend, the prestigious and no-less-exciting Volkswagen Racing Cup (VW Cup) ventured to Snetterton, for the second round of the championship.The Norfolk track played host to the British GT Championship, of which the VW Cup is the main support fixture. The highly competitive series would utilise the infamous ‘300’ track configuration, known for its high speeds and for creating crowd-frenzying racing.

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Power Maxed Racing have today announced their not just continued, but increased, partnership with sales and customer analysis software provider, sales-i. The UK based company, headed up by successful entrepreneur and life-long BTCC fan Paul Black, have increased their presence on both the Warwickshire based team’s Vauxhall Astras, and are now a prominent team sponsor.

CollardSterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing headed to Thruxton for Rounds 7, 8 and 9 of the Kwik Fit MSA British Touring Car Championship. The Hampshire circuit throws up a unique series of challenges for engineers and drivers, with the Saturday Free Practice sessions always important.

Plato CollardThe Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing trucks rolled up at the Donington Park circuit in Derbyshire for Rounds 4, 5 and 6 of the Kwik Fit MSA British Touring Car Championship. Free Practice sessions on Saturday morning were held in wet and very blustery conditions, courtesy of Storm Hannah.

Logo through wheelOlympus has announced their sponsorship agreement with Power Maxed Racing team in this years British Touring Car Championship, offering a unique opportunity to capture the action and experience working as a pro sport photographer.

Milltek blackPower Maxed Racing have today announced their continued partnership with stainless wizards, Milltek Sport. The Derby-based exhaust manufacturer, renowned across the globe for producing some of the best systems for both road and race applications, have been a Technical Partner since the start of the 2018 season, providing bespoke exhaust systems for the race-winning Vauxhall Astras through their Special Operations department.

Joyce OultonBank Holiday Monday saw the inaugural round of the 2019 Volkswagen Racing Cup, held at the picturesque Oulton Park. Forming part of the British GT calendar, fans were set to enjoy a teaser of British summertime at the Cheshire circuit, with various forms of motorsport taking place across the day.

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Rounds 1, 2 and 3 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship took place at a foggy Brands Hatch circuit in Kent. Finishing 2nd overall in 2018 was the best year so far for the young team, but there is a determination that 2018 will not be the best year.

Zircotec

Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing have today announced the continuation of their Technical Partnership with heat management experts, Zircotec. The Abingdon-based company have been working closely with the factory Vauxhall-outfit on their intensive development programme through the winter, with a number of joint-projects already well-underway between them.

Maximum

Power Maxed Racing have today announced their partnership with Maximum Networks. A Sister company to Maximum Motorsport, they are no stranger to the BTCC paddock, with CEO Stewart Lines taking to the wheel of his own Ford Focus NGTC car, until his departure at the close of the 2017 season.

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Yesterday saw Jason Plato take to the wheel of his Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing Astra for the first time. The two-times BTCC champion won his first title in a factory-supported Astra back in 2001, and the test day was his first experience of front-wheel-drive machinery since he finished 2nd overall in 2015.

CollardWednesday saw Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing’s newest recruit, Rob Collard, take to the wheel of one of the team’s Vauxhall Astras for the first time.

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Power Maxed Racing have today announced an exciting title partnership with brand new to market insurance specialist, Sterling Insurance.The team will field the two Vauxhall Astra NGTC (Next Generation Touring Cars) that they took to multiple victories and numerous podiums last year, in the newly-named Kwik-Fit British Touring Car Championship.

Collard signs for PMR 2019

Rob Collard will drive for Power Maxed Racing in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, completing the outfit’s line-up.

Plato signs for PMR 2019

Eighteen years after winning his first BTCC title with Vauxhall, Jason Plato will be back behind the wheel of an Astra this season.

Josh CookPower Maxed TAG Racing arrived at Brands Hatch for Rounds 28, 29 and 30 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship right in the mix for Championship honours, lying in 2nd place overall in the Teams’ Championship.

Josh Cook SilverstonePower Maxed TAG Racing arrived at Silverstone for Rounds 25, 26 and 27 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship right in the mix for Championship honours, and were to prove why they're worthy of being a Championship contender, pulling back to the front after an unfortunate incident in Race One.

Josh Cook KnockhillPower Maxed TAG Racing headed north of the border to the delightful setting of Knockhill for Rounds 22, 23 and 24 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. BTCC delivers Scotland’s biggest motorsport event of the year, and the organisers’ hopes of a sunny day for Race fans were tempered by a gloomy weather forecast.

Proctor CookPower Maxed TAG Racing arrived at Rockingham for Rounds 19, 20 and 21 of the hotly contested Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, bolstered by a return to podium form at Snetterton two weeks ago. On what is allegedly the BTCC’s last visit to Rockingham, the teams and fans were looking forward to a return to the hot, dry weather of what used to be called the summer.

Josh CookPower Maxed TAG Racing re-affirmed its title credentials as Rounds 16, 17 and 18 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship took place around the challenging curves of MSV’s Snetterton circuit in Norfolk. The hard-working team returned to action at Snetterton after a mid-season break punctuated by the annual tyre test, also at Snetterton, and the spectacular appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Josh CookJosh Cook has today been confirmed as a member of the highly prestigious British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC). Cook, who has so far this season chalked up 2 fantastic wins in the Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra, joins some of the greatest names in British motorsport history as a member of the ultra-exclusive membership body.

The Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhall Astra of multiple race-winner Josh Cook will appear at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next weekend. The Bath-based touring car ace will take to the world-famous hill climb on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, alongside historic and current motorsport stalwarts such as McLaren, Bentley and Ferrari.

CookPower Maxed TAG Racing came to Croft still very much in the title hunt but on the back of a challenging weekend at Oulton Park, where success ballast and a couple of unfortunate incidents masked the continued competitiveness of the PMR prepared Vauxhall Astra.

“You can’t win everything.”

Words that have been uttered for as long as man has been competitive. And especially fitting for the weekend Power Maxed TAG Racing had at Oulton Park.

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