Leading forced induction specialist Owen Developments (UK) Ltd has been awarded an extension to its existing contract with TOCA to supply the control-specification motorsport turbochargers and wastegates to the British Touring Car Championship.
The contract – first awarded in 2011 and now extended through until the end of the 2026 season – entails the supply and support of turbochargers and waste gates to the entire BTCC grid.
Owen Developments turbocharger units have delivered prodigious performance and reliability throughout all BTCC racing and testing activity over the last decade, while this latest extension will see the company contracted through the new Hybrid technology phase in the UK’s premier motorsport series.
Commenting on the contract renewal announcement, Owen Developments’ MD Lee Owen said, “Myself and everyone here at Owen Developments are extremely proud that we have retained our contract as the supplier of turbochargers and waste gates to a championship as prestigious and as high profile as the BTCC for a further 5 years”.
“This new appointment sees us move forward into the new and exciting Hybrid era of the BTCC. This success is clear recognition of Owen Developments technical expertise and commitment to providing quality products and service to the BTCC. We look forward to this new chapter of our relationship with the BTCC.”
We've been proudly supporting the MINI Challenge race series with control turbos since 2011, our involvement with prestigious race series over the years such as the BTCC, have seen us win multiple supplier contracts and working with Mini Challenge has been no different.
From our early years working with Mini Challenge - cars fitted with 1.6 R56 Borg Warner Turbochargers, which later changed to the 2.0 F56 engine; fitted with MHI turbos, Owen Developments actuators and our security lockwiring system, we ensure the entire grid not only races on a level playing field, but each team has a turbo they can trust to fight for victory in the head-to-head racing that is the Mini Challenge!
The Focus Cup has proven extremely popular. With control cars managed by a single team, each car is equipped with a turbo supplied by Owen Developments.
In 2014, we began development with the engine manufacturer AER (Advanced Engine Research) for the Indy Light race series for the 2015 season which saw Indy Lights downsize engine capacity from 3.5 V8 powerplants to 2.0 turbo.
AER has a long history of providing technical assistance to automotive manufactures and F1 engine suppliers. We proudly supply the grid with Owen Developments turbos providing regular support to AER for the US race series.
Over the past couple of decades, we've supplied countless racers and enthusiasts with Owen Developments turbo solutions; from record breaking drag bikes to 9 second hatchbacks, you can count on an Owen Developments turbo to see you down the quarter mile in record time. We've built a great relationship with the guys at Santa Pod having been a sponsor of the strip for many years, and look forward to supplying many more high octane racers for years to come.
Nearly 40 years of involvement in the motorsport sector has seen us support thousands of cars, bikes and everything in between, but our turbos aren't just for race vehicles, head over to our shop and join the Owen Developments team!