Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship newcomer Rob Smith enjoyed a very productive first ‘official’ outing in the category at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit this week, during the annual pre-season Media Day.
With just over a week to go until the Telford driver’s BTCC race debut at the Kent track, Smith put together a strong morning session on Wednesday, 27th March, at the wheel of his Excelr8 Motorsport MG6 to conclude the outing with a best lap of 48.883 seconds (88.95mph).
Successful one-make ‘tin top’ racer Rob Smith will achieve his long-held ambition of becoming a British Touring Car Championship driver in 2019 after today, 21st November, being officially confirmed as the first signing for new BTCC squad Excelr8 Motorsport.
Rob Smith ended the all-action 2018 MINI Challenge with a deserved podium finish during the final race of the season at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday, 23rd September, to conclude the championship fourth in the driver standings.
Through a season which has been badly impacted by misfortune on multiple occasions, the Nantwich 26-year-old was pleased to finish the year back on the rostrum and is now striving to secure the commercial support to enable graduation into touring cars for next year.