ABOUT BTC Racing
Few teams in the Kwik-Fit British Touring Car Championship have made as much impact in such a short space of time as BTC Racing, the squad earning its place over the last two years as one of the race team premier entries in the UK’s biggest and best motor racing category.
Investement by businessman Steve Dudman formed ahead of the 2019 season, BTC Racing – which is based at impressive state-of-the-art premises in Brackley, Northamptonshire – instantly became a championship contender with the latest specification Honda Civic Type-R FK8.
Winning the opening round of the 2019 campaign at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit with Josh Cook, he added two more wins – both at Thruxton – and four other podiums on his way to fourth in the driver standings. In total that year, the team took 10 outright podiums.
Having led the overall BTCC standings after the opening weekend and in the title fight throughout the season, Cook had a realistic chance of winning the overall crown going into the championship finale but ultimately ended the year a still highly creditable fourth. BTC Racing was fourth in the outright Teams’ Championship and also became Independents Team Vice-Champions.
In 2020, Cook achieved three more race victories and also made history for BTC Racing by claiming the team’s first BTCC pole position in qualifying at Croft. Tom Chilton, meanwhile, was a three-time podium finisher and in the Jack Sears Trophy class, Michael Crees took BTC’s maiden championship silverware after dominating with 12 race wins and six more class top three results.
With a championship title and multiple race wins already in the books, the highly ambitious BTC Racing team heads into 2021 looking to make even bigger strides with sights set on battling for the Independents Teams, Independents Drivers and overall BTCC crowns.
josh cook #66
One of the most spectacular and committed drivers in the BTCC, 29-year-old Josh is a major front-running force and will start the 2021 season as a competitor squarely in the mix to challenge for overall and Independents title honours.
Beginning his third season with the team, Josh – from Bristol – has chalked-up six overall BTCC race wins in BTC colours since 2019 and would undoubtedly have taken many more last year had it not been for some serious early-season misfortune.
Debuting in touring cars in 2015, after just missing out on the Renault UK Clio Cup title the previous year in a final weekend thriller, he won the Jack Sears Trophy in his maiden BTCC campaign as the top rookie. Also securing a first outright podium, he added more podium trophies in 2016 and in 2018 Josh became an outright BTCC race winner for the first time with two victories.
michael crees #777
Fan-favourite racer Michael Crees enjoyed a true breakthrough BTCC season in 2020, winning the Jack Sears Trophy in his sophomore year of touring cars and first campaign with BTC Racing.
Michael, from Broadstairs in Kent, only started out in car racing in 2017 as something of a late starter but immediately made an impact. Winning the Ginetta GRDC+ title in his debut season, he won the ‘Am’ class crown
in the BTCC-supporting Ginetta GT4 SuperCup the following year.
After graduating into touring cars in 2019, ‘Creesy’ swiftly became a real favourite with the BTCC fans and scored points on his debut. The switch to BTC Racing for 2020 helped Michael step things up a gear with terrific progression, winning the Jack Sears Trophy with 12
Jade Edwards #99
Making history with BTC Racing as the first female driver to contest a full season in the Kwik-Fit British Touring Car Championship since 2007, Jade is ready to make the absolute most of her dream opportunity at the pinnacle of UK motor racing.
Debuting in the BTCC last year during a one-off outing in a Vauxhall Astra, the Northampton based 29-year-old will now embark on a complete 30-race season after securing the opportunity to race one of BTC’s Honda Civic Type-R FK8 cars.
After beginning her car racing career back in 2006 in Ginetta Junior, Jade went on to race in the British GT Championship and the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge before becoming a front-runner
in the one-make Renault UK Clio Cup. In 2019, Jade ended the final Clio season seventh in the standings with a best result of fourth position. Her father, Jim Edwards Jnr, is a past class winner
in the BTCC.
Ground-breaking in the BTCC, fans of BTC Racing have access to a world of exclusive content throughout the year via the 24/7 ‘BTC Racing Line’ platform.
Featuring a wealth of interviews, podcasts, behind the scenes videos, onboard footage and also live timing and commentary during race weekends, the portal has been a massive success since its launch in 2020 and is a true one-stop-shop for all the very latest about BTC Racing.
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