Dave Newsham has confirmed that he will switch to the AmDTuning.com team for the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season.
Newsham, who finished tenth in the championship standings in 2013 with Speedworks, will be at the wheel of the team's newly acquired Ford Focus for what will be his fourth season in the series.
The 46-year-old will be seeking to return to the top step of the podium with the new move, having previously taken two victories while driving a Vauxhall Vectra for ES Racing back in 2012.
"There are two announcements here, first the announcement that I am moving on from Speedworks, with whom I have enjoyed working during the 2013 season,” he said. “I wish them well for the future.
"Looking ahead, I can hardly wait to get started with my new team, and there are many reasons why AmD was top of my list for 2014. Shaun Hollamby is a former BTCC driver and he knows exactly what it is like to be in my shoes. I respect him highly, and he runs a very professional operation with very experienced personnel, some of whom I have worked with before.
"The Ford is very developed, and was seen regularly on the podium towards the end of the 2013 season. So in essence, the whole package should be a marriage made in heaven.”
Team boss Shaun Hollamby said he was pleased to have Newsham onboard for the new season.
"AmDTuning.com is delighted to have Dave Newsham in the driving seat of our Ford Focus in the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship,” he said. “The level of competition on the grid means that every element of the team has to be at a very high level to succeed and Dave has shown race winning speed and race craft since entering the BTCC.
“AmDTuning.com is looking forward to providing him with the tools to be a regular podium contender."