SWINDON’S Handy Motorsport team have unveiled a new name in preparation for their assault on the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

Handy have been officially rebranded as HMS Racing ahead of the squad’s maiden campaign using an Alfa Romeo Giulietta next season.

The team signed off the 2017 campaign in superb fashion when driver Rob Austin claimed victory at Brands Hatch last month and have reverted to the name they were formed with in 2011.

Team principal Simon Belcher said: “Next season marks a big change for the team with the introduction of the Alfa Romeo, so it really is the ideal time to make the rebrand to HMS Racing.

“HMS actually stands for Handy Motor Sport and when we founded the limited company in 2011, we shortened our name. Now, the time is right to move away from Handy Motorsport and use HMS Racing as our brand going forward.

“We’re all still coming down off the win at Brands, to be honest. It was an amazing way to end our association with the Toyota, but everyone is already working hard on the build of the Giulietta and the preparations for 2018.

“This is the most important time in the history of our team. We’re determined HMS Racing will become consistent BTCC front-runners next season.”

HMS Racing will officially unveil its brand-new Alfa Romeo Giulietta BTCC car at the annual Autosport International Show at Birmingham NEC in January.