Simp­son lands third Team Dy­nam­ics-run Honda Civic

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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

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