JACK BUTEL JOINS EXCELR8 TRADE PRICE CARS FOR 2021 BTCC ASSAULT
Jack Butel has confirmed that he will be racing with the EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars team in the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, driving one of the Suffolk based team’s Hyundai i30Ns.
The Jersey-based driver enjoyed a positive rookie season with Ciceley Motorsport in 2020, finishing all but one race, and in third position in the Jack Sears trophy standings. However, Butel has now taken the decision to join Justina Williams’ squad for 2021.
EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars introduced the Hyundai i30N to the championship at the start of the 2020 season and displayed the strength of the package over the course of the 27 races, as the team claimed a second place finish at both Donington Park and Knockhill. An additional two Hyundais are being built as part of joining forces with Trade Price Cars from next season, so the outfit will be a force of four i30Ns.
“To say that I am incredibly excited to be racing for EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars and Justina Williams in 2021, would be a serious understatement.” said Butel. “I am grateful to Ciceley Motorsport for giving me the opportunity to race in the BTCC this year. I learned a lot from the team and Adam Morgan, and I wish them all the best for the future. However, I feel like this is the right move for me. EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars is a young team with a lot of potential and I believe that together we can score some great results next year.
“I’m also very grateful for the continued support of my amazing sponsors, Lucas Batteries and ProClean Ltd. It wouldn’t be possible to go racing without their help and I hope to reward them for their support with some strong performances in 2021.”
Team Owner Justina Williams said, “I am absolutely delighted to have attracted Jack to our team. He has vast experience from winning back-to-back titles in karting, then moving up the ranks racing in LMP, British GT4, F4 and had his debut year in BTCC in 2020. For 2021, the plan is to bring Jack on and continue his journey towards the sharp end of the BTCC, as we know we have the raw speed and the key ingredients in helping us to make this happen. Bring it on!
The first event of the 2021 BTCC season will take place at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit on 3/4 April, with the Sunday races being shown live on ITV4.