Simpson lands third Team Dynamics-run Honda Civic
British Touring Car Championship racer Matt Simpson will join the Team Dynamics operation for the 2017 campaign.
The former short oval man raced for Speedworks Motorsport this term at the wheel of an ex-gordon Shedden Team Dynamics Honda Civic Type R but will now switch across to the title-winning team.
Simpson was 15th in this season’s Independents Trophy division. He will line up alongside champion Shedden and Matt Neal for the Pershore-based squad.
“This really is a dream come true,” said Simpson. “Ever since I bought the Honda Civic Type R from Dynamics at the end of 2015, everyone has been so helpful. Matt and Gordon have always been there for me to ask advice from, and they have helped me come on a lot. Joining the team just completes the circle.”
Simpson, whose car will run in his Simpson Race Exhausts livery, will benefit from a new-specification Honda engine. It is the same powerplant that was used by the factory car in 2016.
“There will be no excuses now, but I thrive under pressure,” he explained. “I want to break in to the top 10 on a regular basis, and I will be looking for podiums towards the end of the season. That will represent a real step forward, but I am certainly in the best place to learn.”
Simpson will aim for the podium next year