The Clever Baggers with BTC Racing team claimed the Jack Sears Trophy title with an unassailable performance during an action-packed 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season finale on the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit (14-15 November).
Claiming two of the three class victories available from the final three rounds of the year, local-racer and fan favourite Michael Crees delivered a flawless final campaign to claim the highly-coveted title on his maiden season in the Brackley-based outfit’s line-up.
With the weather playing a big part in proceedings over the final meeting, the season finale delivered plenty of drama from the start. A much-interrupted qualifying session in very tricky conditions left the BTC Racing trio struggling to unlock the best of the Honda Civic Type R FK8s, as they grappled with rear-end grip on the slippery circuit. Josh Cook rounded out the top ten, with Tom Chilton securing P16 and Michael Crees ending the session in P22.
“We’re all absolutely over the moon for Michael [Crees] winning the Jack Sears Trophy. He’s had a phenomenal year competing against a lot of drivers for the title and we couldn’t be happier for him."
Michael Crees #777:
“I’m absolutely buzzing. That’s another one ticked-off the bucket list! I want to thank Vince Caldicott, Paul Whitnell, Jodie and the kids, and all of my family and friends for supporting me through this and helping me to realise my dream. I had my doubts if we could pull it off after a bit of a wobble, but we’ve shown that you can achieve your dreams if you keep pushing, and never give up.
“Thanks to the whole BTC Racing team for their efforts, and also to Bert [Taylor] and Steve [Dudman] for giving me the opportunity to show what I’m capable of. It’s been an unbelievable season, and one I’ll never forget.”