Rory Butcher


Rory Butcher, brother-in-law of three-time BTCC champion Gordon Shedden, enjoyed a varied career before joining the UK’s premier motor racing series, competing in the British and Scottish Formula Ford Championships, Porsche Carrera Cup GB, British GT Championship, European Le Mans Series, Blancpain Endurance Series, VLN Endurance and 24H Series.

The Scot joined the fold at Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo midway through 2017 in the Motorbase-run Ford Focus ST, scoring points four times from 12 starts. He returned in 2018 for a full campaign in an AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing MG6 GT, in which he proved himself as a consistent points-finisher on the way to 17th in the Drivers’ classification.

Butcher remained at AmD for 2019, in a Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Honda Civic Type R (FK2), freshly acquired by Shaun Hollamby’s outfit. Three race wins, fifth place in the overall standings, the Independent Drivers’ crown and the Jack Sears Trophy signalled his best BTCC season to-date.

Butcher joins Motorbase Performance in 2020, returning to Ford machinery for the first time since 2017.


Season Results

Event Session Position
Donington Park Qualifying 6th
Race 1 3rd
Race 2 2nd
Race 3 11th
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 1st
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 4th
Race 3 DNF
Oulton Park Qualifying 1st
Race 1 1st
Race 2 2nd
Race 3 8th
Knockhill Qualifying 6th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 10th
Race 3 1st
Thruxton Qualifying 6th
Race 1 6th
Race 2 5th
Race 3 3rd
Silverstone National Qualifying 3rd
Race 1 3rd
Race 2 14th
Race 3 DNF
Croft Qualifying 10th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 19th
Race 3 11th
Snetterton Qualifying 1st
Snetterton Top Ten Showdown 4th

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 16th March, 1987
Place of Birth: Kirkcaldy, Fife
Team: Motorbase Performance
Car: Ford Focus ST

BTCC Debut: Knockhill, 2017

BTCC Races: 93
BTCC Wins: 5
BTCC Podiums: 13
BTCC Poles: 3
BTCC Fastest Laps: 4
BTCC Points: 594

Driver Titles

2019 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Champion & Jack Sears Trophy

Driver Gallery

2020 Driver Line-up


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