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  • Second Consecutive Pole for Chris Smiley in TCR UK Championship
    After an excellent debut pole at Oulton Park, Chris did it again at Donington Park on the GP circuit. The racing in the TCR UK Series is extremely close and fiercly competitive with the top qualifying times demonstrating just how close it is at the front. Coming into the weekend Chris a point behind Championship leader Max ...
  • Chris Smiley Enters TCR UK for 2022
    “It’s a new challenge and after several seasons in the touring cars I am excited to be trying something new whilst retaining the comfort of a strong team behind me whom I know very well. “There is some familiarity with the FK7 although essentially like any season, we are starting with what is effectively a new ...
  • Ben Taylor Returns as Race Engineer
    Ben Taylor is returning as Race Engineer for the 2021 season of the BTCC with Chris Smiley. This will be Chris’s second season with Excelr8 racing in the Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance car. Ben brings years of racing driving experience and a few years of race engineer experience having worked with Chris in the BTCC for ...
  • Cranswick Country Foods in Ballymena sponsor Chris Smiley for a second year running
    Cranswick Country Foods Ballymena are proud to sponsor local racing driver Chris Smiley in the 2021 British Touring Car Championship season, particularly with his team’s association with the charity Racing for Dementia. This is the second year Cranswick have supported Chris and we wish him success in this year’s Championship.
  • EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars retain Chris Smiley for 2021 BTCC programme
    EXCELR8 Trade Price Cars is delighted to confirm that it will retain the services of race winner Chris Smiley for the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season. The Northern Irish racer joined forces with EXCELR8 last season as the team embarked on its exciting programme with the Hyundai i30 N Fastback, and ...
  • Race Three Drama Concludes Promising Home Weekend for EXCELR8
    A special weekend for the EXCELR8 Motorsport team ended with a promising performance from Chris Smiley, dicing with the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship leaders. Meanwhile Senna Proctor recorded a trio of top ten Independent Trophy finishes. Returning to their home circuit of Snetterton the Suffolk-based team would at last enjoy a circuit in which ...
  • Knockhill provides silver lining after EXCELR8 charge
    Silverware and another reverse grid pole were the highlights of an ever-improving trip up north for the Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance cars. Both Senna Proctor and Chris Smiley showed flashes of brilliance around the 2km undulating Knockhill Circuit, as the pair continue their run of scoring at least a point in every race they ...