SWINDON’S HMS Racing team will unveil the car used for this season’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship assault at the opening day of Autosport International tomorrow.

The team’s brand new Alfa Romeo Giulietta will be revealed at Birmignham’s NEC, four months after the Swindon team confirmed a partnership with the Alfa Romeo Dealer Council to bring the legendary Italian marque back to the the Championship.

“Everyone has been working flat-out since the announcement in August we’d be bringing the Alfa Romeo marque back to the BTCC, now we’re just a few days away from unveiling what I think everyone will agree is a truly stunning car,’’ said HMS team principal Simon Belcher.

“It’s amazing that famous badge is going to be back in the BTCC and I’m very proud of all the hard work which has gone into designing and constructing our first BTCC car from scratch.

HMS Racing’s driver Rob Austin added: “I’m aware that I am biased but I think it’s an absolutely stunning car and with a badge that represents the passion and excitement for motorsport that is so prevalent in our team.

“I can’t think of any entirely new BTCC car in recent times that has been ready to go so early in the year, indeed there are many cars that aren’t new which still aren’t ready. So we really are ahead of the game, and that’s thanks to the support of our fantastic sponsors, the hard work of the HMS Racing team and our suppliers.

“Being the first to have our 2018 plans confirmed, and being ready in such good time, we hope will bode well for the season. We want to see this beautiful piece of machinery start its BTCC career as the Toyota ended [last season].”

The public can see the car for the first time when the doors of the Autosport International are thrown open to them at the weekend in Birmingham.