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Biography

Essex-based AmDTuning.com has raced in the BTCC since 2010, when team owner Shaun Hollamby campaigned a Volkswagen Golf Mk5. For 2011, the squad signed Tom Onslow-Cole, but a split between team and driver at Oulton Park saw Hollamby and Martin Byford conclude the season.

For 2012, the BTCC’s sole VW Golf was piloted by Ollie Jackson, who scored points in all but two of the race meetings contested. AmDTuning.com subsequently found a new challenge in the series, contesting the Jack Sears Trophy element of the 2013 season for teams running older S2000-specification entries. Scoring several class victories in the early part of the campaign with BTCC stalwart James Kaye, the long-serving Golf was given an apt send-off at the Brands Hatch finale, as Hollamby took the car to class victory in the first race of the day.

The team stepped up to NGTC machinery in 2014 with a newly-acquired Ford Focus, driven by race-winner Dave Newsham. The combination paid dividends as Newsham achieved a maiden podium for AmDTuning.com at Knockhill.

Reigning Renault UK Clio Cup Champion Mike Bushell took to the driving seat in 2015, while the team made headlines by running the first disabled driver in BTCC history when Nic Hamilton joined the fray as a guest entry from Croft onwards.

With the Focus having been sold to Stewart Lines, Jackson returned to the AmDTuning.com fold to pilot an Audi S3 in 2016 – although he frequently found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time during a luckless campaign.

For the first time, AmDtuning.com with Cobra Exhausts ran a two-Audi operation in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2017, with reigning Renault UK Clio Cup champion Ant Whorton-Eales joining Jackson.

In 2018, Jackson will make his return after what was a best season to date last year – a highlight being pole and leading for the first time at Croft. Sam Smelt, ex of British F4, raced alongside the AmD stalwart in the second Audi S3 Saloon.

For 2019, the outfit acquired a pair of FK2-generation Honda Civic Type Rs to run under the Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance banner. Rory Butcher signed on the dotted line for 2019, and was joined by Sam Tordoff.

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Season Results

Rory Butcher

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 11th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 8th
Race 3 1st
Donington Park Qualifying 19th
Race 1 11th
Race 2 5th
Race 3 4th
Thruxton Qualifying 5th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 7th
Race 3 2nd
Croft Qualifying 29th
Race 1 18th
Race 2 14th
Race 3 7th
Oulton Park Qualifying 5th
Race 1 4th
Race 2 7th
Race 3 5th

Sam Tordoff

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 9th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 19th
Race 3 16th
Donington Park Qualifying 5th
Race 1 13th
Race 2 14th
Race 3 15th
Thruxton Qualifying 1st
Race 1 2nd
Race 2 6th
Race 3 DNF
Croft Qualifying 26th
Race 1 23rd
Race 2 15th
Race 3 13th
Oulton Park Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 5th
Race 2 5th
Race 3 3rd

Team Stats

Team: Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance
Car: Honda Civic Type R (FK2)
Team Members: Sam Tordoff, Rory Butcher
Drivers: 2
First Season: 2010

Races: 268
Wins: 0
Podiums: 4

Fastest Laps: 0

Team Info

Team Principal: Shaun Hollamby
Phone:  01708 861827
Email: shaun@amdessex.com
Team Address: AmD Tuning, Unit 6, Cliffside Trade Park, Motherwell Way, West Thurrock, Essex, RM20 3LE

Sponsors:

AmD Tuning
www.amdtuning.com

Cobra
www.cobrasport.com

 

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