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NAPA Racing UK confirms expansive 2024 programme

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024

NAPA Racing UK will chase title glory across four different championships in 2024 after today finalising its expansive racing programme for the upcoming campaign.

Following a stunning 2023 season that saw it win the Drivers’, Manufacturers’ and Teams’ Championships, NAPA Racing UK will once again compete in the biggest series in the UK with a four-car assault on the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship alongside partners Alliance Racing.

An unchanged driver line-up will be led by defending champion Ash Sutton, who goes into 2024 looking to become the first driver in series history to win five championship titles.

Ash equalled the record held by Andy Rouse and Colin Turkington last year after a dominant campaign that included no fewer than twelve wins, with the 30-year-old emerging as the class of the field in a season that will live long in the memory.

“After an incredible two years with the team already and the latter being a record-breaking year claiming my fourth title, this now means I am fully focused to go after more. Let’s get 2024 underway, the car finished in a good place but that doesn’t mean it’s been left there. More development has been going on back at HQ and I can’t wait to get back in the hot seat,” says Ash Sutton.

Dan Cammish embarks on his third year in NAPA Racing UK colours looking to join Ash in challenging for the championship having shown race-winning pace across the past two seasons.

The multiple Porsche Carrera Cup title winner was a three-time victor last season as he played his part in the team’s championship success and goes into 2024 amongst the fancied runners in the battle for top honours.

“I am very much looking forward to continuing with NAPA Racing UK for 2023. I am very proud to be part of such a fantastic team and have learnt a great deal over the past two seasons. I intend to use everything at my disposal to bring NAPA Racing more success in the coming season and look forward to getting back on track soon with my teammates,” says Dan Cammish.

Daniel Rowbottom returns for his second season as part of the NAPA Racing UK family on the back of his strongest BTCC campaign to date last year. A race winner at Thruxton, Daniel secured his best championship finish so far and set a new personal best for points scored. With these two records, he will now be looking to join Cammish and Sutton in the hunt for championship honors.

“To go into 2024 with NAPA Racing UK is an amazing feeling, with one year under our belt we have a great understanding of how we all work. To be apart of the success of 2023, and to be able to have contributed in a positive way is a great feeling, but it has left me hungrier and more ready than ever. I’ve been in the gym since the flag fell at Brands GP and I don’t think I’ve ever placed myself in a better position to start a season. It’s going to be a great one, lets go racing!” - Dan Rowbottom.

The four-car line-up is once again completed by Sam Osborne. A career-best finish at Donington Park, combined with a total of 14 points finishes (almost doubling his previous best), meant that like Rowbottom – Osborne enjoyed the best season of his BTCC career in 2023. Osborne will once again be challenging for the Jack Sears Trophy title.

NAPA Racing UK will continue to have a presence elsewhere on the TOCA package, with a three-car entry into the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE.

As was the case in 2023, Jamie Osborne and Lewis Selby will chase honours in the headline JCW class with Jamie chasing overall honours having secured the Graduate Cup last year - helped by a breakthrough victory at Oulton Park.

Lewis meanwhile picked up multiple top-ten finishes and was a winner in the Directors Cup, a title he will bid to secure during the year ahead.

The pair will be joined on the grid this season by Cameron Richardson, who graduates from the Cooper category into the all-new JCW Sport class and has his sights firmly fixed on fighting for the inaugural championship title.

“I’m so excited to be back with NAPA Racing UK for another year. Better yet in the JCW Sport this year. It’s really intriguing to get into this championship for it’s first ever year. We’ve got the experience of Jamie and Lewis in the JCW’s, we’ve got the best tram behind us and because of that, I know we’ll have the car. It’s a case of head down and make the most out of this incredible opportunity,” says Cam Richardson.

Cameron will be coached throughout the season by the experienced figure of four-time Clio Cup Paul Rivett, who will also seek to defend his Division 2 title in the British Truck Racing Championship.

Paul’s season-long fight with Adam Bint for the championship crown last year went right to the wire and ended with NAPA Racing taking the title thanks to a superior win record - picking 18 victories compared to the six of his rival.

The NAPA Racing UK line-up for 2024 is completed by Jack France, who embarks on his fourth year with the team in BriSCA F1 looking to maintain the front-running form he displayed last year en-route to a share of tenth in the Grand National Championship.

Ahead of the first race of the season for NAPA Racing UK, the team will be revealing the new livery and driver’s racewear for the season ahead in the coming weeks.