Dave Newsham

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Dave Newsham
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Nationality  British
Born (1967-07-07) 7 July 1967 (age 47)
Carmarthen (Wales)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2011
Current team AmD Tuning.com
Car no. 17
Former teams Speedworks Motorsport
Team ES Racing
Geoff Steel Racing
Special Tuning Racing
Starts 116
Wins 2
Poles 1
Fastest laps 2
Best finish 9th in 2012
Previous series
2008–10
2010
Renault Clio Cup UK
Ginetta G50 Cup
Championship titles
2010 Renault Clio Cup UK

David Newsham (born 7 July 1967 in Carmarthen) is a British auto racing driver and businessman. He is the managing director of Norscott Vending. He currently drives in the British Touring Car Championship.

Racing career[edit]

Renault Clio Cup UK[edit]

He joined the TOCA tour in 2008, competing in the final two rounds of the Renault Clio Cup UK. This led to a full season in 2009, driving for Amery Motorsport. He scored one race win at Silverstone and finished fifth on points at the end of the season. In 2010 he switched to Team Pyro and dominated the series, winning the championship title with twelve race wins.

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

Geoff Steel Racing and STR (2011)[edit]

In 2011, Newsham stepped up to the British Touring Car Championship. Newsham started the season driving for Geoff Steel Racing, with a Super 2000 BMW 320si.[1] He scored a point in his first race at Brands Hatch, but a disappointing weekend at Donington Park which included two retirements prompted him to leave the team.

After leaving Geoff Steel Racing, Newsham drove a NGTC SEAT León for Special Tuning Racing.[2] In his first race for the team at Oulton Park he set the fastest lap and scored points in race three. He started on pole position for the reversed grid race at Snetterton but fell down the order to 8th at the end after taking wheel damage. He finished the season 15th in the Drivers Championship, four places down on his teammate despite having missed the round at Thruxton.

Newsham driving for Team ES Racing at Thruxton in the 2012 BTCC season.

Team ES Racing (2012)[edit]

In 2012, Newsham switched to an ex Triple Eight Race Engineering S2000 spec Vauxhall Vectra run by Team ES Racing.[3] He achieved his first pole position at Brands Hatch at the start of the season, setting his time during the middle of the session and stayed at the top of the timesheet. He was in contention for the win in race 1 until Jason Plato made contact with him and he retired. He took a third place podium finish in the final race of the day. He scored his second best result of the season at Thruxton when he finished second in the first race. Newsham won his first BTCC race in the third race at Snetterton, and added to his race wins with a lights to flag victory in the third race at Knockhill, his 'local' circuit. He secured his sixth podium of the season at Silverstone in the second race, having already finished second in the first race of the day. Newsham finished the season 9th in the drivers' standings and 6th in the Independents' Trophy. To Crown a first full competitive season in the BTCC, Newsham received the official BTCC fans' Driver of the year award.

Speedworks Motorsport (2013)[edit]

Newsham tested for Speedworks Motorsport at Donington Park on 29 November 2012.[4] On 20 December it was confirmed that he would join the team for the 2013 season to drive their NGTC Toyota Avensis.[5]

AmD (2014–)[edit]

Dave Newsham has signed up with AmD and will drive their NGTC Ford Focus for the 2014 campaign[6]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 2 points awarded all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Pts
2008 Amery Motorsport Renault Clio Cup 197 BRH
1
BRH
2
ROC
1
ROC
2
DON
1
DON
2
THR
1
THR
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
BRH
1

3
BRH
2

Ret
32nd 25
2009 Amery Motorsport Renault Clio Cup 197/200 BRH
1

9
BRH
2

5
THR
1

4
THR
2

4
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

Ret
OUL
1

3
OUL
2

4
CRO
1

7
CRO
2

5
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

3
SNE
1

14
SNE
2

6
SIL
1

1
SIL
2

2
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

Ret
BRH
1

DSQ
BRH
2

3
5th 294
2010 Team Pyro Renault Clio Cup 200 THR
1

1
THR
2

4
ROC
1

1
ROC
2

1
BRH
1

1
BRH
2

2
OUL
1

1
OUL
2

1
CRO
1

1
CRO
2

1
SNE
1

1
SNE
2

3
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

1
KNO
1

1
KNO
2

1
SIL
1

3
SIL
2

14
BRH
1
BRH
2
1st 529

Complete Ginetta G50 Cup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 DC Pts
2010 Ginetta Cars Ginetta G50 THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
BRH
1

DNS
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

5
NC† 0†

† Not eligible for points.

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point given all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos Pts
2011 Geoff Steel Racing BMW 320si BRH
1

10
BRH
2

11
BRH
3

11
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

15
DON
3

Ret
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
15th 31
Special Tuning Racing SEAT León OUL
1

12
OUL
2

17
OUL
3

8
CRO
1

19
CRO
2

8
CRO
3

10
SNE
1

10
SNE
2

7
SNE
3

8*
KNO
1

15
KNO
2

12
KNO
3

11
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

Ret
ROC
3

15
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

17
BRH
3

11
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

4
SIL
3

Ret
2012 Team ES Racing.com Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

Ret*
BRH
2

9
BRH
3

3
DON
1

7
DON
2

4
DON
3

Ret*
THR
1

2
THR
2

6
THR
3

18
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

10
OUL
3

Ret
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

12
CRO
3

16
SNE
1

DSQ
SNE
2

8
SNE
3

1*
KNO
1

11
KNO
2

10
KNO
3

1*
ROC
1

12
ROC
2

15
ROC
3

Ret
SIL
1

2
SIL
2

3
SIL
3

Ret
BRH
1

7
BRH
2

Ret
BRH
3

6
9th 202
2013 Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

9
BRH
3

Ret
DON
1

9
DON
2

7
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

8
THR
2

12
THR
3

9
OUL
1

8
OUL
2

6
OUL
3

14
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

9
CRO
3

5
SNE
1

18
SNE
2

8
SNE
3

Ret
KNO
1

11
KNO
2

10
KNO
3

Ret
ROC
1

8
ROC
2

7
ROC
3

8
SIL
1

10
SIL
2

8
SIL
3

6
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

4
BRH
3

6
10th 176
2014 AmD Tuning.com Ford Focus ST Mk.III BRH
1

17
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

9
DON
1

12
DON
2

9
DON
3

17
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

22
THR
3

14
OUL
1

17
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

DNS
CRO
1

11
CRO
2

Ret
CRO
3

16
SNE
1

26
SNE
2

16
SNE
3

15
KNO
1

9
KNO
2

8
KNO
3

2
ROC
1

16
ROC
2

18
ROC
3

10
SIL
1

22
SIL
2

17
SIL
3

14
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

17
BRH
3

12
17th 70

* Season in progress.

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