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SYNETIQ Teams Up with LKQ Euro Car Parts in BTCC: Speedworks Introduces Two-Car Satellite Entry

Josh Cook has been announced as the inaugural driver for the expanded Speedworks Motorsport lineup in the upcoming BTCC season. As the reigning Independents’ champion, Cook will spearhead a new two-car satellite team under the banner of SYNETIQ in collaboration with LKQ Euro Car Parts. Cook will pilot one of the two Toyota Corollas entered in this venture, while the other two cars will maintain their association with the Toyota Gazoo Racing banner.


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With an impressive record of 18 race wins, putting him on par with John Cleland, Cook aims to contend for the overall championship title in the upcoming season. Expressing his enthusiasm for the new challenge, Cook looks forward to mastering the intricacies of the Toyota Corolla during the campaign.

Speedworks Motorsport team boss Christian Dick expressed his excitement about the team’s evolution, welcoming Cook into the fold. Dick highlighted the team’s motivation in expanding from two to four Toyota Corollas, emphasizing the proven performance of the vehicle and the untapped potential within. He praised Cook’s capabilities as a formidable competitor and a seasoned racer, expressing confidence in his ability to mount a serious championship challenge. Dick anticipates a thrilling season ahead, fueled by the team’s dedication and the addition of a talented driver like Josh Cook.



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Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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