Mark Blundell Motorsport joins the BTCC grid for 2020

Mark Blundell Motorsport will join the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship grid in 2020 after forming a strategic alliance with the series’ reigning Independents’ Champions.

Shaun Hollamby (left) with Mark Blundell

The new partnership will see the experienced West-Thurrock outfit rebrand as MB Motorsport ahead of the new season of the UK’s premier racing series, with former Formula One driver and 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Mark Blundell, taking up a new role as the team’s Sporting Director.

Hill becomes part of racing elite as he's inducted onto BRDC Superstars programme

Jake Hill is the latest BTCC driver to have been inducted into the BRDC's elite Superstars programme as this year's set of thirteen drivers were announced this morning.

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Following his first win in the category last season, Hill is moving teams for 2020 taking over the car that Rory Butcher took to the Independent's title last year.

He joins Ash Sutton, who has been part of the programme for four seasons.

Smiley joins ExcelR8 for 2020

BTCC race winner Chris Smiley is to join ExcelR8 Motorsport for 2020, bringing a wealth of experience to the team, having raced in the series for four years.

After a successful debut year in the championship, the team hopes to utilise the 27-year-old’s experience to guide the team over the coming season, as it develops its new Hyundai i30 N Performance.

Butcher returns to Motorbase

Reigning Independents’ Trophy Champion Rory Butcher will return to the Kwik Fit
British Touring Car Championship grid this season at wheel of a Motorbase
Performance Ford Focus.

The 32-year-old Scot made a huge impact in last season’s competition, taking fifth in
the overall standings. He claimed three outright wins and six podiums on his way to
the privateers’ trophy.

Jackson stays at Motorbase

Ollie Jackson has his sights set on glory in the Independents Trophy after confirming his return to the British Touring Car Championship at the wheel of a newly-built Motorbase Performance Ford Focus RS in 2020.

Jackson will return with the Kent-based team for a second successive campaign after scoring more points over the 30 races in 2019 than he’d done before in any of his previous six seasons in the United Kingdom’s top-flight category.

Crees joins BTC Racing for second season

Michael Crees will return to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship in 2020, but with a new car and new team as he switches to a BTC Racing Honda Civic.

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Kent-based Crees fulfilled his lifelong dream of making the BTCC grid last season after a meteoric rise up through the ranks from karting and into the UK’s premier motorsport series in only his third year of competitive racing.