New­sham to re­turn to the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship for a one-off

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Race win­ner Dave New­sham will re­turn to the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship at Knock­hill this week­end at the wheel of a Power Maxed Rac­ing Chevro­let Cruze.

The Welsh-born Scot­land­based racer, who stepped down from the se­ries at the start of this year to tackle ral­ly­cross for PMR in­stead, will deputise for the squad’s reg­u­lar racer Kelvin Fletcher, whose wife is ex­pect­ing a child.

New­sham said: “The BTCC has al­ways held a spe­cial place in my heart, and when the team ap­proached me to stand in for Kelvin, I couldn’t get the word ‘yes’ out fast enough.”

New­sham raced for Power Maxed last sea­son and fin­ished 16th in the standings with a best race re­sult of two fourth places. He won at the Fife venue in 2012 at the wheel of an ES Rac­ing Vaux­hall Vec­tra.

Team boss Adam Weaver said: “We’re de­lighted to have kept work­ing with Dave and when we knew we had to find a stand in, there was no dis­cus­sion, Dave was the man for the job.”

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