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.
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.
Adrian Flux Subaru Racing star Ashley Sutton fired himself into Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship contention after taking a win and two second place finishes at Croft.
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.
Maximum Motorsport has confirmed that young Swede Dennis Strandberg will drive its Ford Focus for Rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Croft this weekend (10/11 June).
Josh Cook is to return to MG Racing for the remainder of the season, replacing Daniel Lloyd, who quit the team yesterday.
Cook finished twelfth in the drivers' championship for the Chinese marque last season, taking podium finishes at Donington Park and Brands Hatch, but had moved to the Maximum Motorsport team for 2017.
Daniel Lloyd has today announced that he will no longer be competing in the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, after making the difficult decision to step down from the MG Racing RCIB Insurance squad line-up.
After showing excellent promise last season with two consecutive front row starts, the 25-year-old racer has endured a particularly tough start to his 2017 BTCC campaign. Lloyd’s decision to depart has come to a point during the last week, primarily off the back of consistently disappointing results.
Reigning champion Gordon Shedden moved to the summit of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship standings after winning the final race at Oulton Park.