BTC Racing joined the fold in 2017 with its brace of Chevrolet Cruzes, but whilst the entry was new, the backbone of the team wasn’t, having previously competed in the BTCC from 2006-2008 and again in 2014 as BTC Racing.
The driving strength blended the experience of Dave Newsham with the potential of Chris Smiley. The fledgling outfit, Newsham and Smiley enjoyed a strong opening campaign, with consistent points finishes throughout the second half of the year. Highlights were fourth spot at Donington Park and a podium at Silverstone for Dave Newsham. Smiley stayed for 2018, with the team switching to a potent pair of Honda Civic Type Rs and he was joined by James Nash, who was replaced by Dan Lloyd mid-way through the season.
Smikey sealed a maiden BTCC race victory at Rockingham on the championship’s final visit to the circuit.
In 2019, BTC Racing acquired two new current FK8-generation Honda Civic Type Rs, alongside a Honda powerplant. Smiley continued with the outfit for a third-straight year.
|Brands Hatch Indy||Qualifying||12th|
|Brands Hatch GP||Qualifying||7th|
|Brands Hatch Indy||Qualifying||10th|
|Brands Hatch GP||Qualifying||8th|
Team: BTC Racing
Car: Honda Civic Type R (FK8)
Team Members: Chris Smiley, Josh Cook
First Season: 2017
Team Principal: Bert Taylor
Phone: 07519 392519
Address: Unit 1, Arrow Park, Brackley, NN13 5SZ