A team of four Toyota enthusiasts, Rogue Racing, is planning to participate in the one of the UK’s toughest race, the Britcar 24 hours, using a supercharged Toyota MR2 Roadster. The Toyota MR2 is fitted with a 3.5L V6 engine that can deliver 350 to 400 bhp using a supercharger. The team’s aim is to achieve top honors in their class and are also sighting the top-20 overall finish in the 1/2 October Silverstone enduro
It’s the third time that Team Rogue Racing has entered an MR2 in the Britcar 24 Hours; last year the squad’s tenacity was underlined by an against-the-odds race finish. Now Patrick Mortell, Simon Aris, Alric Kitson and Lee McKee are hoping that substantial performance modifications and support from Toyota GB will help bring success.
The four drivers all started their competitive careers in the MR2 Championship; two of them are flying from their homes at opposite ends of the globe to compete Aris from Texas and McKee from Kuala Lumpur.In addition to support from Toyota, as part of their campaign to support British Motorsport, Team Rogue Racing has several other blue-chip backers, including Microsoft, which is using the event to publicise its forthcoming Forza Motorsport 4 Xbox game, and Alpinestars.