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Mitsubishi

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Nationality 22px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.png Japanese
Established 1970
Founders Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Headquarters Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Noted drivers 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Adam Manderson
22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Lorenzo Turri
British Touring Car Championship Career
First entry 1991
Races entered 23
Teams championships 0
Drivers championships 0
Race victories 4
Podiums 12
Points 480
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 0
Last entry 1991 British Touring Car Championship Round 12

Mitsubishi was a BTCC team manufacturer, only competing in the 1991 British Touring Car Championship, with drivers Adam Manderson and Lorenzo Turri. Despite their success in the second part of the 1991 season, the team did not participate from 1992 onwards.

HistoryEdit

1991Edit

Manderson Round 6 edit

Adam Manderson at Round 6 of the 1991 STSR British Touring Car Championship at the Birmingham Superprix

John Maguire Racing was awarded the works contract to build the Mitsubishi Galant for the British Touring Car Championship Championship starting in 1991. John Maguire Racing arrived at Brands Hatch for the fourth round of the 1991. Using a Galant, Adam Manderson drove the sole entry to the championship. However, the Galant was off the pace from the beginning and struggled for decent race results. John Maguire Racing developed the car and by the 7th round at Knockhill, the Galant received a boost in performance following a rigorous testing program. Also for Round 7, a second car was announced, to be driven by Italian driver Lorenzo Turri. Turri's arrival coincided with an improvement on the track. Turri managed 4 victories before the end of the season and a best result of 4th for Manderson, the team managed to finish 3rd in the Manufacturer Teams championship. However, even with the improvement in the second part of the season, Mitsubishi withdrew from the BTCC and wouldn't be on the grid for 1992.

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(Key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Name Car Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Points Pos
1991 John Maguire Racing Galant 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Adam Manderson 8 8 7 9 7 7 10 8 4 9 7 7 7 8 7 8 8 8 480 3rd
22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Lorenzo Turri 2 1 2 2 3 4 3 1 2 2 2 6 6 1 5 1
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