Jeff Smith’s son, Brett, has been named as his replacement at Eurotech Racing for the remainder of the season.
Following the injuries he sustained in the Croft qualifying crash earlier this month, Smith Snr has been ruled out of driving his Honda Civic Type R.
Brett is currently leading the MINI Challenge Championship with Eurotech Racing in only his second season in the series, having racked up three pole positions, five wins, ten podiums and six fastest laps so far.
He will partner Jack Goff for at least the rest of the season.
“I am naturally extremely disappointed for my season to be ended in this way,” said Team Principal Jeff Smith.
“Having assessed a number of driver options the team are in agreement that Brett gives us the best opportunity to provide a strong second half to the season.”
The 25-year-old will get his first taste of BTCC machinery at the annual two-day Dunlop tyre test at Snetterton on the 4/5 July.
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