East Winch broker Adrian Flux links with Jason Plato and Subaru in major BTCC deal

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Specialist insurance broker Adrian Flux has signed a major sponsorship deal with a top British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) team.

The East Winch-based broker has teamed up with two-time touring car champion Jason Plato and his Silverline Subaru Team BMR outfit for the 2016 season.

As well as Plato, British champion in 2001 and 2010, the Flux livery will appear on the Subaru Levorg Sports Tourers driven by another twice champion Colin Turkington, team boss and former superbike racer Warren Scott, and James Cole.

It’s Subaru’s debut season in the BTCC, and Adrian Flux general manager Gerry Bucke said it was a great opportunity to join an exciting project with two former champions at the wheel.

“It’s great to be in at the beginning of Subaru’s involvement in touring cars, and given their incredible track record of rallying success we’re confident they’ll make a real impact, especially with such great drivers at the helm,” he added.

“We already sponsor the speedway British Grand Prix at Cardiff and the Adrian Flux Arena, home of the King’s Lynn Stars Elite League team, and we’re excited at extending our involvement in motorsport into a competition as popular and enduring as the BTCC.”

Plato, speaking after two rounds of this year’s championship, said the Subaru - built by the factory in just 87 days - was already on the cusp of great things.

“The car is so new we’re effectively still in the testing phase, but the ability to position the flat-four boxer engine, unique in the championship, so low and so far back in the engine bay will give us a huge roadholding advantage when we have the set up exactly as we want it,” he added.

“I’m delighted to be working with Adrian Flux, who have always provided cover for the sort of cars I love to drive, and I’m confident we’ll be giving them something to cheer very soon.”

The next round of the championship is at Thruxton on May 8, screened live on ITV4.

About Adrian Flux: Flux is the UK’s largest specialist insurance broker, established in 1973 in a small office in west Norfolk to cater for people having difficulty insuring kit cars and vehicles adapted for those with disabilities.

Now the company employs more than 800 staff and can find cover for anything on four wheels, including performance and supercars, modified cars, classics and one-off specials.

About Jason Plato: Jason has won more British touring car races than any other driver since taking pole on his debut at Donington in 1997, and has twice been crowned champion, in 2001 and 2010.

He has finished in the top three in the championship 12 times, and was a presenter on motoring TV series Fifth Gear from 2004 to 2014.