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 voted the category’s 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 stepped to the BTCC in 2016 with TLC Racing, piloting a Toyota Avensis.

For 2017, Smiley joined new entrants BTC Norlin Racing in a Chevrolet Cruze. Both the fledgling outfit and Smiley enjoyed a strong opening campaign, with consistent points finishes throughout the second half of the year. Smiley stays for 2018, with the team switching to a potent pair of Honda Civic Type Rs.

Instagram: @chrissmiley22

Season Results

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 16th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 17th
Race 3 16th
Donington Park Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 7th
Race 2 2nd
Race 3 NC
Thruxton Qualifying 9th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 10th
Race 3 9th
Oulton Park Qualifying 13th
Race 1 12th
Race 2 18th
Race 3 DNF
Croft Qualifying 23rd
Race 1 17th
Race 2 12th
Race 3 DNF
Snetterton Qualifying 1 21st
Snetterton Qualifying 2 14th
Race 1 7th
Race 2 5th
Race 3 DNF
Rockingham Qualifying 6th
Race 1 4th
Race 2 7th
Race 3 1st
Knockhill Qualifying 5th
Race 1 8th
Race 2 10th
Race 3 11th
Silverstone Qualifying 20th
Race 1 25th
Race 2 18th
Race 3 DNF
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 8th
Race 1 28th
Race 2 12th
Race 3 8th

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 6 April 1992
Lives: Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Team: BTC Norlin Racing
Car: Honda Civic Type R

BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch Indy, 2016

BTCC Races: 74
BTCC Wins: 1
BTCC Podiums: 2
BTCC Poles: 0
BTCC Fastest Laps: 1

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