Newsham signs for AmD
Dave Newsham will race AmDtuning.com’s newly acquired NGTC Ford Focus in the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
After a race-winning 2012 season, Newsham experienced a number of highs and lows in the Speedworks Toyota this year, and now the Inverness-based racer is now excited about making a fresh start in Ford machinery for 2014.
“It’s two announcements here, first the announcement that I am moving on from Speedworks, with whom I have enjoyed working during the 2013 season. I wish them well for the future,” said Newsham.
“Looking ahead, I can hardly wait to get started with my new team AmD, and there are many reasons why AmD was top of my list for 2014. Shaun Hollamby, team principle of AmD is a former BTCC driver; he knows exactly what it is like to be in my shoes. I respect him highly, and he runs a very professional operation with very experienced personnel, some of whom I have worked with before.
“We will be running an ex-Motorbase (Airwaves) NGTC Ford Focus. The car is very developed, and was seen regularly on the podium towards the end of the 2013 season. So in essence, the whole package should be a marriage made in heaven.”
Team boss Hollamby was equally buoyed by the news, saying: “AmDtuning.com is delighted to have Dave Newsham in the driving seat of our Ford Focus in the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. The level of competition on the grid means that every element of the team has to be at a very high level to succeed and Dave has shown race winning speed and race craft since entering the BTCC. AmDtuning.com is looking forward to providing him with the tools to be a regular podium contender.”
Newsham is scheduled to be at the Autosport Show International in January with his new AmD Ford Focus.