Chris Smiley


Chris Smiley began his circuit racing career in 2007 in the Ginetta Junior Championship. He spent a brace of campaigns in the Scottish MINI Cooper Cup in 2010 and 2011, winning races and being voted Young Driver of the Year along the way.

The following season, he graduated to the MINI Challenge Great Britain. Having placed third in the JCW category in 2012, Smiley clinched the class crown in 2013 with nine victories and 14 podium finishes to his credit.

In 2014, the Northern Irishman reached the top step of the rostrum in the Volkswagen Scirocco-R Cup Germany en route to fourth spot in the classification, and after subsequent sporadic outings in the Volkswagen Racing Cup and VAG Trophy, he steps up to the BTCC in 2016 with TLC Racing, piloting a Toyota Avensis.

For 2017, Smiley moves to new entrants BTC Norlin Racing and will pilot a Chevrolet Cruze.

Season Results

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 28th
Race 1 21st
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 25th
Donington Park Qualifying 20th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 17th
Race 3 17th

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 6 April 1992
Lives: Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Team: BTC Norlin Racing
Car: Chevrolet Cruze

BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch Indy, 2016

BTCC Races: 20
BTCC Wins: 0
BTCC Podiums: 0
BTCC Poles: 0
BTCC Fastest Laps: 0

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