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Smith joins Eurotech

Jeff Smith joins Eurotech for the 2011 BTCC season
After a one-off outing at Knockhill, Jeff Smith is to move into the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship on a full-time basis for the 2011 season.

Smith will drive an NGTC-engined Vauxhall Vectra run by Eurotech, with the team's aim being to run him in a second car alongside current driver Andrew Jordan.

Smith's previous BTCC outing was at the wheel of a Vectra run by Triple Eight, albeit fitted with a normal S2000 engine.

“I would like to be pushing towards and getting into the top ten but I'm realistic enough to know that's not going to come instantly,” he told the official series website BTCC.net. “I don't think people realise just how tough it is at this level.

“It's great to have my plans for next season set in place. After my outing at Knockhill I really have a taste for the BTCC – it is the most competitive race series in the UK. From an early age I have followed motor sports and now I'm fortunate enough to be given the chance to compete at the top level of saloon car racing.”

Jordan, who won twice with the Vectra while running under the Pirtek Racing banner in 2010, has yet to confirm his plans for the new season with the team working to finalise his programme.



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Harry - Unregistered

December 10, 2010 12:51 AM

Think it's a mistake getting Smith in, I thought they were going to get young Tom Ingram out and make some history. After reading the report from his test at Silverstone I reckon he would have been a great asset to the BTCC! Oh well.fantastic news to have another new driver in the BTCC for 2011 I've got a hunch it's going to be a cracking season!!! Good luck Eurotech for 2011

chrischats - Unregistered

December 03, 2010 6:19 PM

Great News! Good to see Mike Jordan's Eurotech team running two cars again, just a shame he isn't driving one of them! Smith's debut at Knockhill in the 888 Vectra wasn't one to remember, so i hope he can do a lot better in the Eurotech car! However the 2011 grid is shaping up quite nicely and that can only be something to look forward to!



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