Roger Dowson



Team owner Roger Dowson, who has died at the age of 67, had a 25-year involvement in the British Touring Car Championship that encompassed factory programmes with Triumph, Austin Rover and Mazda.

Dowson was a partner in Gerry Marshall Racing in the late 1970s before setting up Roger Dowson Engineering in 1982. It built and ran Group A versions of the MG Metro and Metro Turbo.

The team developed the Mazda MX-5 for one-make racing, then returned to the BTCC in 1992.