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Smith replaces Smith at Eurotech

Eurotech Racing has confirmed that Brett Smith, son of regular driver and Team Principal Jeff, will take over driving duties in the team’s Honda Civic Type R for the remainder of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

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The severity of Jeff’s injuries sustained during the qualifying crash at Croft Circuit earlier this month have unfortunately ruled out the experienced racer for at least the rest of this campaign.

Medical update following qualifyng crash

Following the multi-car accident during qualifying for Round 13 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Croft, three drivers were taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough for further treatment.

The following statement was released this morning:

Aron Taylor-Smith suffered a fracture to his left leg and concussion. He was closely monitored in hospital and was released late last night.

Luke Davenport is currently in intensive care in an induced coma, and is in a serious but stable condition, with multiple chest injuries, lung damage, broken right leg, broken pelvis, broken right arm and concussion.

Jeff Smith is in a serious but stable condition, with multiple chest injuries, extensive shoulder injuries, broken left arm and concussion.

All of the above injuries, whilst very serious, are not immediately life threatening.

We would like to thank the BTCC Medical Team, marshals, Croft Circuit staff, Air Ambulance crews and all staff at James Cook Hospital.

– BTCC

Smith on top in Thruxton BTCC test

Eurotech Racing’s Jeff Smith lapped fastest in this afternoon’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship test session from Thruxton, completing a double on the day after his timesheet topper set during this morning’s running.

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Smith was joined by three more Honda Civic Type Rs in the top four in Gordon Shedden, Jack Goff and Matt Neal. That quartet also lapped well inside Tom Ingram’s qualifying lap record set last year around the Hampshire circuit.

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Eurotech expands for 2016

Midlands-based Eurotech Racing has confirmed it will upgrade to the new Honda Civic Type R for the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

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Team Principal Jeff Smith has announced the team also intends to run a third Honda Civic Type R next season, with all three cars running the latest NGTC specification chassis parts from RML. The first car is already underway and will be out of production in the next few weeks, with the other two cars arriving before Christmas.

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