Newsham secures maiden Indy win for BTC Norlin Racing
Dave Newsham scored a maiden Independents’ Trophy victory in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship for BTC Norlin Racing, with a hat-trick of top ten finishes around Fife’s Knockhill Circuit showing the progress being made at the fledgling outfit.
Norlin has been a consistent points-scorer throughout its maiden BTCC campaign, with its two battleship grey Chevrolets a proven chassis in the championship.
Inverness-based racer Newsham steered the team to a best result of fourth at Donington Park, though this past weekend’s haul of two tenth placed finishes and a seventh was stronger still, all-in, and that seventh spot yielded a first trophy for the team with Newsham taking the chequered flag as the best of the Independent drivers after a battling performance in race two.
“What a great weekend at my home circuit,” said a delighted Newsham. “Our best qualifying of the season followed by three top ten finishes.
“The highlight was standing on the podium as Independent winner and seeing the delight on the faces of this fine team. You can’t beat a bit of silverware…
“Knockhill is not the best circuit for our car, so to get these results here is more than we could have wished for.
“The final three rounds of the championship will suit the Chevrolet much better, so I can’t wait to get to Rockingham to continue pushing forwards.
“Thanks everyone for the overwhelming support.”