Excelr8 Motorsport stepped up to the BTCC in 2019 after securing a deal to take over the running of two MG6 GTs from AMDTuning, together with the TOCA BTCC Licences (TBLs) required to enter them.
The agreement marked a new venture for Excelr8, an established heavy-hitter in the MINI CHALLENGE. In addition to constructing over 75 of the high-powered CHALLENGE JCW race cars for both the UK and overseas markets, the Norfolk-based outfit also fields multiple drivers across the three classes of the British series.
The team ran Sam Osborne and Rob Smith throughout its maiden campaign of BTCC competition, before moving to Hyundai machinery and the all-new i30N for 2020, building the car from the ground up while recruiting a fresh driver line-up in the shape of race-winners Senna Proctor and Chris Smiley.
Having enjoyed its most successful campaign to date in 2020, which included a podium for the brand-new machinery during the season opener at Brands Hatch, EXCELR8 Motorsport joined forces with Trade Price Cars Racing ahead of the 2021 campaign, with the four-car line-up divided into two sister teams, EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com and Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com.
The two-car Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com team retains Chris Smiley for 2021, adding multiple race-winner Tom Ingram to the bill as they prepare for the battle ahead.
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Team: Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com
Car: Hyundai i30N
Drivers: Tom Ingram & Chris Smiley
First Season: 2019
Team Principal: Oliver Shepherd
Team Address: Excelr8 Motorsport
Unit 1 Roy Humphrey Site, A140 Norwich to Ipswich Road, Brome, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 8AW