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BTC Racing, Newsham Update!

As proud sponsors of Dave Newsham, we are excited to bring you the latest on the previous weekend of BTC Racing.

After a very chilly morning at the Donington Park free practice, BTC Norlin Racing (Dave Newsham’s Team) had mixed results during the first session, with Northern Irish man Chris Smiley (teammate) finishing in P8, and Dave Newsham having a trickier session, ending in P30.

“Free practice did not go according to plan, as it was beset with issues, all of which have now been addressed. Our weekend starts in free practice 2!”

The top 17 positions were seperated by less than a second which shows that there is a very little seperating the drivers.

Weather aside; there was not a dull moment at the afternoons free practice session.

Free practice 2 was rounded out by Chris Smiley finishing in 8th and Dave Newsham in 12th.

Onto qualifying, which for BTC Norlin Racing, proved difficult. The afternoon finished with Chris in 22nd and Dave in 24th.

“We struggled in qualifying, which is maybe an area we need to work on.”

Dave, who fought his way through the pack by making his way from 20th to 8th.

“Race two was an absolute cracker!”

This finish allowed Newsham to avail of the reverse grid draw which meant that he would start race three in pole position!

Race three presented Dave with an amazing opportunity to give the team a place on the podium.

However, the heavens opened and it turned into a wet race. “We have had zero testing in the wet so I was disappointed when the rain came” said Newsham

Dave managed to finish 4th, just outside of a podium finish! “We showed that as a team we have the pace and Dave finished so close to the podium and that makes us want to push harder”.


It is looking promising for the BTC Norlin Racing team and we love the great entertainment the BTCC has to offer. We shall keep you updated on how Dave is getting on throughout the season. If you would like to go and watch the BTCC please click the link:

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