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 and Ginsters EXCELR8 with

BTCC rookie Rick Parfitt joined Jack Butel in the EXCELR8 with Hyundais for 2021, with both drivers eligible in the Jack Sears Trophy battle, while the two-car Ginsters EXCELR8 with 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.

2022 marked EXCELR8’s most successful season to date, with Tom Ingram and Jack Butel joined by BTCC race winners Tom Chilton and Dan Lloyd in an expanded four-car outfit. Entering the Manufacturers’/Constructors’ battle for the first time, the squad took third overall with its quartet of Hyundai i30 Ns, as well as third in the Teams’ Championship, while Ingram would claim a maiden overall Drivers’ title with the squad during Brands Hatch’s season finale.

Aiming to build on this successful sweep, Tom Ingram and Tom Chilton will be joined by Nick Halstead and Ronan Pearson in 2023, as the rookies aim to utilise their team-mates’ experience in Britain’s premier motorsport series.


Season Results

Nick Halstead


Ronan Pearson

Donington Park NationalQualifying11th
Race 124th
Race 2DSQ
Race 319th
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying10th
Brands Hatch IndyTOP TEN SHOWDOWN10th
Race 116th
Race 213th
Race 313th
Race 112th
Race 214th
Race 3DNF

Tom Chilton

Donington Park NationalQualifying14th
Race 115th
Race 21st
Race 38th
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying11th
Race 115th
Race 212th
Race 37th
Race 124th
Race 215th
Race 311th

Tom Ingram

Donington Park NationalQualifying6th
Donington Park NationalTOP TEN SHOWDOWN6th
Race 13rd
Race 29th
Race 32nd
Brands Hatch IndyQualifying6th
Brands Hatch IndyTOP TEN SHOWDOWN7th
Race 15th
Race 22nd
Race 33rd
Race 14th
Race 27th
Race 31st

Team Stats

Car: Hyundai i30N
Drivers: Tom Ingram, Tom Chilton, Nick Halstead & Ronan Pearson
First Season: 2019

Races: 126
Wins: 14
Podiums: 32

Poles: 2
Fastest Laps: 15
Points: 873

Team Info

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



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