Belcher steps down from BTCC race seat
British Touring Car Championship team owner Simon Belcher will step down from driving this season to concentrate on running his Handy Motorsport team.
Handy is aiming to run two cars in the championship this year with Rob Austin signed up to drive the first of the operation’s Toyota Avensis.
“Our longer term plan is to become a frontrunning team and, as such, 2016 will be a crucial year for Handy,” said Belcher. “The plans mean that I have had to make a personal sacrifice in terms of my own racing in order to head up the team in a management role. Now we have the deal in place with Rob Austin, we can push forward with the plans for a second car.
“We think a two-car team is a reality this season and we are in talks with several drivers to make this happen.”