Rhodes, Australia (PressExposure) February 23, 2009 -- Continuing their strong links with motorsport, MRT Performance have partnered with EcuTeK and Mercury Motorsport to sponsor the Wilson Brothers Racing Subaru entry in the Bathurst 12 Hour Endurance Race in 2009 at Mount Panorama on February 20/22. This partnership will also be extended through the remainder of the season.
Wilson Brothers Racing will run three Subaru Impreza WRX STi's in the WPS Bathurst 12 Hour with all cars based on the production model WRX modified with improvements to suit the racing environment.
All of the cars will be based in Queensland, Australia and tuned by MRT's local reseller, Mercury Motorsport in Brisbane using their 4WD Dyno to test and tune all of the cars while receiving valuable R&D support from MRT Performance and EcuTeK who both have a long history of success in motorsport.
The EcuTek software allows features to be used that assist the driver in ensuring the car is fast and reliable. The ECU also controls critical safety backup systems that ensure the engine is not over revved or over boosted which is a common problem in race cars that have a poorly tuned aftermarket system.
Brett Middleton from MRT Performance said "By using the factory system and making small detailed adjustments the EcuTek software allows the best of both worlds with reliability and performance."
MRT Performance has been involved with two of the Subaru WRX STi's currently owned by Wilson Brothers Racing and has previously won the Australian GTP Championships with MRT as the head tuners of the two cars out of their workshop based in Sydney, Australia.
"This is the first time we have sponsored the team for a full season and by starting with the WPS Bathurst 12 Hour, it's a great way to kick off the year. The team is very professional and have a strong finish record, this proves that what we do is reliable, so it's win/win for us and the team" said MRT Managing Director Brett Middleton.
The partnership with Wilson Brothers Racing allows MRT Performance, Mercury Motorsport and EcuTeK to demonstrate their capabilities and give them all an opportunity to demonstrate to their clients exactly what can be done with a performance tuned Subaru.
MRT Performance is one of the most well recognised brands amongst Subaru performance enthusiasts worldwide and Australia's leading Subaru specialists. Based in the suburb of Rhodes in Sydney, Australia, MRT have prepared championship winning race and rally cars over the last 20 years including Subaru, Mitsubishi and Honda.
Owned by Brett Middleton, MRT Performance service more Subaru's in their Sydney workshop than any other performance workshop in Australia.
"Motorsport proves what can be done and then we offer that for road car clients. Our passion for road car race use is part of our daily culture at MRT" Brett Middleton said.
Mercury Motorsport is an MRT Reseller and has been involved in motorsport for over 5 years. Managing Director Trent Whyte is heavily involved with the Australian Drift Championship and has been running Mercury Motorsport in Brisbane, Australia since 1999 and tune performance Subaru, Mitsubishi and Nissan vehicles.