There was a huge amount of excitement over the weekend as the first BTCC race of the year at Donington Park race commenced.
Throughout the weekend we were on the edge of our seats watching the Excelr8 drivers work their magic on the track. In the new Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance some impressive positions were achieved, especially Chris Smiley’s podium finish in the 3rd race of the day – achieving 2nd place overall!
After the incredible podium finish, Chris Smiley had this to say:
“It’s a dream come true! To turn up here with a brand new car, brand new team, brand new team of guys around me, to come away with a second place and really be on the money, it’s one of those drives that you’ll remember. I just let myself down at the start, as I have not figured out how to get the Hyundai off the line.
“A big thanks to EXCELR8, Draper Tools, Cranswick Foods and Titanic Distilleries, you know, without these guys, this isn’t possible for me, so I really used my head today.”
We’d like to congratulate both of the Excelr8 drivers (Chris Smiley, Senna Proctor) on their achievements over the weekend. We’re very proud to be supporting such a great team of drivers, engineers and all the other members to make up this unbelievable racing family.
Bring on the next BTCC race this weekend – Brands Hatch. We’re coming for you!