Dave Newsham


Newsham joined the TOCA package in 2008 with an outing at the final meeting at Brands Hatch in the Renault Clio Cup. Two full seasons followed in Clios in, with the Inverness-based driver winning that championship in 2010 before moving to the BTCC in 2011. The 46-year-old contested the first three rounds in a BMW 320si for Geoff Steel Racing before switching to an STR-run SEAT Leon.

2012 was to bring Newsham his biggest BTCC successes to date, with two wins and four further podiums for Team ES Racing in a Vauxhall Vectra. Consistently a points-scorer in 2013 with Speedworks, Newsham went on to score the first ever podium for Team AmD in 2014.

He began another new challenge in 2015 with the revamped Power Maxed Racing and stepped back into the fold from Knockhill to Rockingham in 2016.

This time around, Newsham will complete a full campaign with new entrants BTC Norlin Racing, in a Chevrolet Cruze.

Season Results

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 32nd
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 17th
Race 3 14th
Donington Park Qualifying 22nd
Race 1 20th
Race 2 8th
Race 3 4th
Thruxton Qualifying 22nd
Race 1 15th
Race 2 13th
Race 3 12th
Oulton Park Qualifying 28th
Race 1 24th
Race 2 19th
Race 3 13th
Croft Qualifying 30th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 19th
Race 3 15th
Snetterton Qualifying 19th
Race 1 24th
Race 2 20th
Race 3 13th
Knockhill Qualifying 8th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 7th
Race 3 10th
Rockingham Qualifying 17th
Race 1 13th
Race 2 23rd
Race 3 10th
Silverstone Qualifying 15th
Race 1 7th
Race 2 9th
Race 3 3rd
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 11th
Race 1 8th
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 17th

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 7 July 1967
Place of Birth: Carmarthan, Wales
Lives: Inverness, Scotland
Team: BTC Norlin Racing
Car: Chevrolet Cruze

BTCC Debut: Brands Hatch, 3 April 2011

BTCC Races: 181
BTCC Wins: 2
BTCC Podiums: 8
BTCC Poles: 1
BTCC Fastest Laps: 2

Driver Titles

2010 Elf Renault Clio Cup Drivers’ champion

Driver Gallery

2017 Driver Lineup


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