Club Pledges Support to British Touring Car Championship Driver
The Camping and Caravanning Club has partnered with Speedworks Motorsport, Toyota Avensis driver, Dave Newsham.
Dave, who won the Renualt Clio Cup in 2010 with 12 race wins before stepping up to touring cars, has been camping and caravanning since 2004 and is keen to raise awareness of the outdoor lifestyle.
The announcement comes as the drivers gear up for the sixth round of Britain’s premier racing series, the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championships (BTCC) at Snetterton this Sunday (August 4).
The 46-year-old Camping and Caravanning Club member will be travelling to the race in his Autotrail Arapaho motorhome and he said: “Living in Inverness, my family – myself, my wife, Jackie and my sons, Kristian and Callum - spend a lot of time travelling around the UK in our motorhome, using Camping and Caravanning Club Sites to stop overnight en-route to and from race circuits – including Snetterton.
“Having my motorhome at the circuit is great for me to have a base; somewhere I can go and have time to myself during a very fraught weekend. With up to 40,000 spectators, and three races a day, it's a 'full on' experience.”
Dave’s racing career began when he was just seven years old and he continued to progress through the ranks achieving success on a national level. Now a British motor racing star, Dave’s racing style and attitude has won him fans from across the globe – in fact last year he was announced as the ‘Fan’s Favourite Driver of the Year’.
Being in the spotlight on such a worldwide scale, many would think that Dave would prefer a more extravagant lifestyle however he added: “Some drivers like to stay in hotels; some even fly into the circuits in helicopters. For me, I love having my home-from-home. There is something special about camping, I've always enjoyed it.
“I’m looking forward to meeting Club members and I hope people will join the Club in supporting me this season. If you have never watched BTCC before, give it a try at the weekend and look out for the Number 17 car!”
The Toyota Avensis NGTC driver is currently laying tenth overall in the series after five events.
Robert Louden MBE, the Club’s Director General, added: “We’re delighted to be supporting such a world class driver and we’re looking forward to seeing how Dave progresses this season.”
And you can watch how Dave gets on as all the BTCC action is available live on ITV4, ITV4 HD – remember to watch out for the Club’s logo on his bumper!
For more information visit: http://www.davenewshamracing.com/
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