RACE-WINNER SENNA PROCTOR JOINS BTC RACING FOR REMAINDER OF BTCC CAMPAIGN
BTCC race-winner Senna Proctor will return to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship from the second event of the season at Snetterton next month, after today (26 May) signing with BTC Racing for the remainder of the 2021 campaign.
The 22-year-old, who has four full years of experience in the championship under his belt, will pilot the Honda Civic Type R which was taken to the podium by Dan Cammish during the first race meeting of the season at Thruxton just over a fortnight ago.
After only just missing out on the Ginetta Junior Championship crown in his second season in the category in 2015, Proctor moved into the Renault UK Clio Cup the following year before graduating to the BTCC in 2017, where he won the Jack Sears Trophy in a factory-supported Vauxhall Astra.
Becoming a race winner in his sophomore year and taking two further podiums the same campaign, also at the wheel of an Astra, the Yorkshireman then competed in a Subaru Levorg GT in 2019 and last year raced a Hyundai i30 Fastback.
Proctor’s first official run in BTC Racing colours alongside new team-mates Josh Cook and Jade Edwards will come at the Snetterton 300 Circuit on Saturday, 12 June, ahead of rounds four, five and six of the BTCC season at the Norfolk track on Sunday, 13 June.
“We really are delighted to welcome Senna to the team alongside Josh and Jade for the rest of the season,” said BTC Racing Owner and Team Principal Steve Dudman. “He’s a great addition to the BTC Racing line-up and we’re confident he’ll thrive in our Honda Civic Type R FK8. Although still a young driver, Senna has very strong experience in the BTCC and is a proven winner – so he most certainly knows how to get the job done.”
“I am over the moon to be joining BTC Racing,” added Proctor. “The Honda Civic Type R FK8 is a proven race-winning car so this is a fantastic opportunity for me to show what I can do. The first time I will drive the car will be Free Practice one at Snetterton so I am in at the deep end, but it is a challenge I look forward to. Josh and I have worked together in the past so we know each other well, this can only benefit the development at BTC Racing and also with Jade in the team we have a strong three-car line-up. I don’t see any reason why we can’t be fighting up the front from the off.”