Newsham returns at Rockingham

Dave Newsham will once again substitute for Kelvin Fletcher at this weekend's eighth BTCC meeting of the season, at Rockingham.


Newsham took over the car at the Knockhill weekend, as the Emmerdale star was due to become a father. However Fletcher Junior has still not arrived, so Kelvin is missing a second race weekend.

Newsham's return at Knockhill saw him finish seventh, 14th and 11th in the three races, and the Inverness-based driver now intends to return to the grid full time next season.

This year he has been competing in the British Rallycross Championship.

Gilham replaces Caine at Team HARD

Newsham won't be the only substitute driver at Rockingham, as Tony Gilham will drive Michael Caine's Team HARD car.


Caine misses the event on medical grounds after aggravating an old back injury in an accident with Matt Simpson in race one at Knockhill. Caine was also forced to sit out the remaining two races that weekend.