Eurotech calls time on BTCC project

Autosport (UK) - - PIT + PADDOCK - MATT JAMES

Eurotech Rac­ing has sold its Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship li­cence and will not com­pete in the se­ries in 2019, in a move that is likely to prompt a raft of team-own­er­ship changes.

The team, which is owned by racer Jeff Smith and ran Honda Civics for his son Brett and Jack Goff, has sold its TOCA BTCC Li­cences (TBLS) to an­other squad, which is ex­pected to make an an­nounce­ment soon. Sev­eral teams in the lower part of the grid are ex­pected to sell or swap li­cences as the end-of-novem­ber dead­line for 2019 en­tries looms.

Smith Sr, who bought Eurotech from founder Mike Jor­dan in De­cem­ber 2014, said: “One of our ma­jor spon­sors, ICD, are cur­rently un­able to con­tinue their level of sup­port. I would like to thank all of our team and drivers for their hard work, our spon­sors, tech­ni­cal part­ners and fans for their sup­port dur­ing the past four sea­sons.”

Jack Goff took the team’s maiden win un­der new own­er­ship at Sil­ver­stone in 2017 and was in the heart of the ti­tle fight this sea­son with two more vic­to­ries. He took eighth in the stand­ings and third in the In­de­pen­dents Tro­phy.

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