BTC Norlin Racing finished their maiden season in the BTCC with further points-scoring finishes at Brands Hatch this past weekend.
Dave Newsham and Chris Smiley both piloted their Chevrolet Cruze’s to a trio of top 15 results around the famous Grand Prix layout of the Kent venue.
It brought to a close a year-long journey for the Independent squad who, prior to the 2016 season finale, had only been in the planning stages of joining the grid.
Acquiring licences and cars, BTC Norlin made progress throughout the 2017 campaign with Dave Newsham taking the teams maiden podium at Silverstone as well as two Independent victories.
Bert Taylor, Team Principal, said: “Ending the season as regular top ten finishers is a great achievement, as well as the two Independent wins and podium finish at Silverstone. It has been an amazing six months with the team, everything was put together from scratch and I am so proud of everything we have all achieved.
“Chris has also done himself proud this year, showing that he has what it takes to race with the best of BTCC drivers and it is clear he has a great future ahead of him. Dave joining us this year has worked perfectly, he brings so much to the team and to top it off, he is a great guy!
“I would like to thank all of our sponsors, without whom we would not have been able to mount such a successful first year in BTCC. We have also received amazing support from the fans, and as a new team this has meant so much. Our attention is now firmly focused on our 2018 campaign, so watch this space!”
PHOTO CREDIT: Jakob Ebrey Photography