Honda first entered the BTCC in 1991 as the family-run Team Dynamics outfit. The father-and-son pairing of Steve and Matt Neal has gone on to achieve incredible success – in 1999, Matt became the first Independent race-winner in the Super Touring era, and Team Dynamics hasn’t looked back since.
Team Dynamics received official Manufacturer support from Honda for the first time in 2010 and began competing under the Honda Yuasa Racing banner in 2012. The squad’s impressive tally of BTCC titles includes five overall Drivers’ and six overall Teams’ championships, from more than 500 race starts.
Gordon Shedden claimed Drivers’ glory with Honda Yuasa Racing in 2012 and came tantalisingly close to successfully retaining it in 2013. A switch from the Civic hatchback to the new Civic Tourer model for 2014 presented Dynamics with a different challenge – but as ever, they were still firmly in contention and making history with the first podiums and wins for an estate-style car in the BTCC.
2015 was another historic year for Honda in the series as the hotly-anticipated Civic Type R piloted by Neal and Shedden sped to the Manufacturers’ laurels, with the Scot clinching a second Drivers’ crown in dramatic fashion in the final race.
The pair partnered each other for the seventh successive campaign as Halfords returned to the Honda Racing fold in 2016, and at the end of a nail-biting season, Shedden lifted the laurels for the second consecutive year in the Brands Hatch GP finale, with team-mate Neal only ruled out of title contention in the same meeting by a sizeable impact with the circuit barriers.
Both triple champions remained on-board in 2017 and notched five wins between them. Neither, though, sustained a title tilt as far as the final three rounds at Brands Hatch.
For 2018, the Dynamics-run squad entered the new generation Honda Civic Type R (FK8) as multiple sportscar champion Dan Cammish joined alongside Neal.
Neal ended the season ninth in the standings and sealed the honours in the celebratory 60th anniversary Diamond Double race at Snetterton – taking home the laurels and a specially-commissioned trophy in the process, as well as etching his name once again into the history books.
Cammish immediately showed his pace – denied pole position in qualifying at the Brands Hatch Indy season-opener after falling foul of a pit-lane red light.
His first podium came two weekends later at Thruxton, and he notched his first victory, immediately followed by another, at then Brands Hatch GP finale – ending the season just five points shy of his legendary team-mate.
|Brands Hatch Indy||Qualifying||7th|
|Brands Hatch GP||Qualifying||12th|
|Brands Hatch Indy||Qualifying||6th|
|Brands Hatch GP||Qualifying||13th|
2019 BTCC Teams championship
2018 BTCC Jack Sears Trophy
2016 BTCC Drivers’ championship
2015 BTCC Teams & Drivers’ championships
2013 BTCC Manufacturers/Constructors & Teams championships
2012 BTCC Drivers’, Manufacturers/Constructors & Teams championships
2011 BTCC Drivers’, Manufacturers/Constructors & Teams championships
2010 BTCC Teams & Manufacturer/Constructor championships
2006 BTCC Drivers’ & Teams’, plus Independent Drivers’ & Teams’ championships
2005 BTCC Drivers’ & Teams’, plus Independent Drivers’ & Teams’ championships
2000 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Championship (Michelin Independents Cup)
1999 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Championship (Michelin Independents Cup)
1995 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Championship (Total Cup for Privateers)
1993 BTCC Independent Drivers’ Championship (TOCA Challenge Cup)
Team: Halfords Yuasa Racing
Car: Honda Civic Type R
Team Members: Matt Neal, Dan Cammish
First Season: 1993
First Win: 1999
Constructors Wins: 4
Championship Wins: 4
Team Principal: Steve Neal
Phone: 01905 793800
Team Address: Team Dynamics Motorsport, Unit 22 – West Stone, Berry Hill Industrial Estate, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 9AS