The family-run Welch Motorsport outfit ran a single driver – Dan Welch – from 2011 to 2013. For the first time in its BTCC career, the team expanded to two cars for 2014, entering new signing Ollie Jackson alongside Welch in a second NGTC Proton as STP Racing with Sopp & Sopp.
The small squad’s determination has made it one of the most popular in the pit-lane, and Welch Motorsport won the HiQ Champagne Moment award at Oulton Park in 2012 for a spirited performance from driver Dan to score the team’s best result to-date of fourth place.
For 2015, Welch was joined by Andy Wilmot in the sister Proton. The pair struggled with engine problems throughout the season and in 2016 Welch returns to the grid in a sole Proton with a new TOCA engine under the Goodestone Racing banner.
Team: Goodestone Racin
Car: Proton Persona
Team Members: Dan Welch
First Season: 2011
Team Principal: John Welch
Phone: 01252 616551
Team Address: Welch Automotive, 5 Coxheath Road, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 5QH