MTQ throws support behind SuperUtes

  • ECB SuperUtes Series
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  • 21/02/2019
  • By Supercars.com

Australian owned and operated engine systems supplier MTQ has signed on to support the growing ECB SuperUtes Series.

MTQ Engine Systems will work with Supercars on the development and maintenance of turbos for teams, as the Official Turbo Supplier of SuperUtes.

The 2019 ECB SuperUtes Series starts at next week's Superloop Adelaide 500, with six brands on the grid.

“As Australia’s leading diesel and turbo aftermarket service provider, MTQ have a long history of support in motorsport, and we are delighted to be in partnership with the SuperUtes Series in 2019,” MTQ Engine Systems CEO Les Healey said.

“We see being the exclusive supplier of turbochargers to the SuperUtes Series as a rare opportunity to promote the MTQ brand and contribute to the growth of this motorsport category in Australia.”

Supercars GM of Operations Kurt Sakzewski says MTQ’s role as Official Turbo Supplier will help the ECB SuperUtes Series continue to progress in 2019.

“MTQ’s support will play a huge role in helping us to make technical improvements and updates over the opening rounds of this year’s series,” Sakzewski said.

“Having an Official Turbo Supplier on board will help us speed up reaching our goal of increasing the overall engine power of all entries well past 300bhp.

“Building on the inroads made in the inaugural SuperUtes season, the series has also undergone significant research and development since the final event in Newcastle in November.

“Those developments will greatly improve the racing for the competitors as well as the spectacle for the fans and television audiences.”

Mazda BT-50 driver Ryal Harris won the inaugural SuperUtes crown, and will be part of an expected 14-ute field in Adelaide next week.

The second SuperUtes season will again be run over seven events, including a maiden visit to Barbagallo Raceway for the PIRTEK Perth SuperNight.

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