The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and its band of support series kick off their 2019 season at Brands Hatch this weekend (06/07 April), with Next Level Motorsport set for an exciting campaign with its portfolio of clients on the TOCA package.
Next Level Motorsport will be represented in the BTCC itself, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, F4 British Championship, Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 SuperCup and Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, with our clients competing in 125 races across eleven weekends at eight circuits.
Tom Oliphant will embark upon his second season in the BTCC. An exciting move sees him join Team BMW and West Surrey Racing to pilot a new-for-2019 BMW 330i, giving him a great platform to challenge for podium results through the season.
Joining him on the BTCC grid will be series debutant Michael Crees, who continues his meteoric rise up the ranks in a Team HARD. Racing Volkswagen CC. Crees joins the biggest series in the UK after winning the GRDC+ and GT4 Supercup titles in his first two years of competition.
A new partnership for 2019 will see Next Level Motorsport working with Ginetta Cars. The Yorkshire manufacturer is set for another busy TOCA season, with healthy grids for the GT4 Supercup and Junior Championship sure to produce characteristically exciting racing this year.
Within those championships, 2016 GT4 Supercup vice-champion Will Burns is back on the grid this year, while Richardson Racing are set to challenge at the front of the Juniors with James Taylor, Will Martin and Casper Stevenson, as well as in British F4 with Luke Browning.
Next Level Motorsport are well represented in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB meanwhile. The most successful team in championship history Redline Racing have a three car entry, with George Gamble and Seb Perez entering as reigning Rookie and Pro Am champions respectively.
Redline's entry is completed by Jack McCarthy, who has joined the Next Level Motorsport stable as he moves across from the Renault UK Clio Cup. Last but not least is Daniel Harper, who returns to the grid with JTR in his second year as the Porsche GB Junior driver.
Tom Oliphant, Business Director: “Everyone at Next Level Motorsport is excited to get the 2019 TOCA season underway. We have a great group of clients for the upcoming campaign and our professional team is ready to provide our expert services to them.
“With trackside support, we make sure our clients can focus their attention on challenging for success on track, and each client certainly has the potential for great results this season. Roll on the opening meeting at Brands Hatch.”
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