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BTC Racing joined the fold in 2017 as BTC Norlin Racing with a 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 to 2008 and again in 2014.

The driving strength blended the experience of Dave Newsham with the potential of Chris Smiley. The fledgling outfit enjoyed a strong opening campaign, tallying consistent points finishes throughout the second half of the year. Highlights included a fourth place at Donington Park and a podium at Silverstone for Newsham.

Smiley stayed on-board for 2018, with the team switching to a potent pair of Honda Civic Type Rs. The Northern Irishman was joined by James Nash, who was replaced by Daniel Lloyd midway through the season. The Yorkshireman achieved BTC’s first series victory on home soil at Croft, while Smiley sealed a maiden success of his own at Rockingham on the championship’s final visit to the circuit.

Josh Cook joined the line-up for 2019 as Smiley continued with the outfit for a third straight year, the pair piloting new, current FK8-generation Honda Civic Type Rs. The combination propelled Cook to three victories and seven podiums to claim fourth position in the overall Drivers’ classification, with three further rostrums for Smiley securing BTC the same spot in the Teams’ standings.

2020 sees the Brackley-based outfit expand to three cars, as Tom Chilton joins Cook and Michael Crees enters the fold under ‘The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing’ banner.


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Season Results

Josh Cook

Event Session Position
Donington Park Qualifying 8th
Race 1 13th
Race 2 10th
Race 3 3rd
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 9th
Race 1 21st
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 17th
Oulton Park Qualifying 2nd
Race 1 DSQ
Race 2 21st
Race 3 11th
Knockhill Qualifying 11th
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 15th
Thruxton Qualifying 10th
Race 1 9th
Race 2 8th
Race 3 1st
Silverstone National Qualifying 12th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 6th
Race 3 7th
Croft Qualifying 1st
Race 1 1st
Race 2 1st
Race 3 8th

Michael Crees

Event Session Position
Donington Park Qualifying 18th
Race 1 16th
Race 2 14th
Race 3 13th
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 18th
Race 1 12th
Race 2 DNF
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 11th
Oulton Park Qualifying 12th
Race 1 11th
Race 2 12th
Race 3 DNF
Knockhill Qualifying 16th
Race 1 17th
Race 2 17th
Race 3 16th
Thruxton Qualifying 9th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 9th
Race 3 21st
Silverstone National Qualifying 22nd
Race 1 DNF
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 DNF
Croft Qualifying 9th
Race 1 22nd
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 DNF

Tom Chilton

Event Session Position
Donington Park Qualifying 16th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 13th
Race 3 12th
Brands Hatch GP Qualifying 10th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 DNF
Race 3 8th
Oulton Park Qualifying 7th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 8th
Race 3 5th
Knockhill Qualifying 13th
Race 1 11th
Race 2 7th
Race 3 3rd
Thruxton Qualifying 7th
Race 1 7th
Race 2 7th
Race 3 2nd
Silverstone National Qualifying 9th
Race 1 15th
Race 2 11th
Race 3 9th
Croft Qualifying 7th
Race 1 6th
Race 2 6th
Race 3 3rd

Team Stats

Team: BTC Racing
Car: Honda Civic Type R (FK8)
Drivers: Tom Chilton, Josh Cook, Michael Crees
First Season: 2017

Races: 111
Wins: 8
Podiums: 21

Team Info

Team Principal: Bert Taylor
Phone: 07519 392519
Email: bt@btcracing.co.uk
Address: Unit 1, Arrow Park, Brackley, NN13 5SZ

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