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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.

BTCC rookie Rick Parfitt joined Jack Butel in the EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com Hyundais for 2021, with both drivers eligible in the Jack Sears Trophy battle, while the two-car Ginsters EXCELR8 with TradePriceCars.com team retained Chris Smiley for 2021, adding multiple race-winner Tom Ingram to the bill as they prepared for the battle ahead. Ingram’s efforts saw the squad clinch its maiden victory and end the campaign fifth in the standings.

The 2022 season sees the two sister teams form a four-car outfit, with Tom Ingram and Jack Butel joined by BTCC race winners Tom Chilton and Dan Lloyd to pilot the quartet of Hyundai i30Ns, and the squad enter the Manufacturers’/Constructors’ battle for the first time.


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Season Results

Dan Lloyd

EventSessionPosition
Donington ParkQualifying12th
Race 111th
Race 28th
Race 34th
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying16th
Race 115th
Race 28th
Race 39th
ThruxtonQualifying13th

Jack Butel

EventSessionPosition
Donington ParkQualifying20th
Race 1DNF
Race 2DNF
Race 321st
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying27th
Race 119th
Race 219th
Race 319th
ThruxtonQualifying27th

Tom Chilton

EventSessionPosition
Donington ParkQualifying15th
Race 110th
Race 222nd
Race 3DNF
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying12th
Race 113th
Race 212th
Race 3DNF
ThruxtonQualifying18th

Tom Ingram

EventSessionPosition
Donington ParkQualifying4th
Race 11st
Race 22nd
Race 35th
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying6th
Race 12nd
Race 25th
Race 34th
ThruxtonQualifying8th

Team Stats

Team: Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars.com
Car: Hyundai i30N
Drivers: Tom Ingram, Tom Chilton, Dan Lloyd & Jack Butel
First Season: 2019

Races: 93
Wins: 4
Podiums: 14

Poles: 0
Fastest Laps: 4
Points: 689

Team Info

Team Principal: Oliver Shepherd
Team Address: Excelr8 Motorsport
Unit 1 Roy Humphrey Site, A140 Norwich to Ipswich Road, Brome, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 8AW

 

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