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  • 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 ...
  • Raw pace on display at Brands Hatch for EXCELR8
    Solid points and exceptional pace were the highlights of a sweltering Brands Hatch weekend for the EXCELR8 Motorsport team. The British Touring Car Championship quite unusually visited the Grand Prix circuit during the height of summer, an unusual position for many teams who are used to ending the season on this layout in the cooler ...
  • Chris Smiley Joins EXCELR8 for 2020
    EXCELR8 Motorsport BTCC team are delighted to announce the signing of race winning driver Chris Smiley for the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season. Smiley, 27, brings a wealth of experience to the team having raced in the series for four years. After a successful debut year in the championship, EXCELR8 is delighted to announce ...
  • Snetterton 2019, Double Podium for BTC Racing
    What a great feeling to get both BTC Racing cars on the podium, especially with me being on the hard tyre battling hard against the guys who saved the soft for the final race of the day.   I made steady progress between the first two races, saving the soft tyre for Race 2 for the reverse ...
  • Croft, June 2019 – Podium and Grass
    Podium Finish and Grass Feeling very confident about things as we headed to Croft up in Darlington. The weather had decided to provide the paddock with outdoor swimming pools! Qualifying was a bit of mess for everyone as the grass around the track was so soft due to the rain it was always going to make things ...
  • Thruxton, May 2019 – What a weekend!
    Great Expectations and it wasn’t Dickens  After topping the timing sheets in testing at Thruxton just a few weeks earlier there was an air of expectancy in the build up to the weekend. A lap time of 1:15:534 was an excellent lap and should we have lapped close to this we would be having a different conversation ...