Sam Smelt

AMD announces Jackson and Smelt as 2018 BTCC driver pairing

The with Cobra Exhausts has signed young rookie Sam Smelt to pilot one of its Audi S3s in the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, while retaining Ollie Jackson as second driver.

Sam Smelt (right) with AmDTuning team principal Shaun Hollamby

Smelt is only in his second season of car racing, and in 2017 did half a season in the VW Racing Cup, followed by half a season in the FIA Formula 4 British championship which supports the BTCC.