Jeff Smith (racing driver)

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Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, Brands Hatch, Apr 2012.jpg
Nationality  British
Born (1966-03-27) 27 March 1966 (age 48)
Coventry (England)
2014 British Touring Car Championship
Debut season 2010
Current team Pirtek Racing
Car no. 55
Former teams Triple 8 Race Engineering
Starts 84
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 1
Best champ.
finish
12th in 2012
Previous series
2012
20082010
Superstars Series
Renault Clio Cup

Jeff Smith (born 27 March 1966 in Coventry) is a British auto racing driver and businessman. He is the owner of Industrial Control Distributors. He currently drives for Pirtek Racing in the British Touring Car Championship.

Jeff's son Brett currently races in the Mazda MX-5 Championship.

Racing career[edit]

Renault Clio Cup UK[edit]

Smith entered the Renault Clio Cup UK championship in 2008, competing in all but two events. He continued in 2009 with a best result of 9th in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch. In 2010 he competed in all races except the rounds at Knockhill, where he raced in the British Touring Car Championship instead. Smith returned to the Clio Cup at Silverstone where he scored his best finish of 4th, but didn't race in the season finale at Brands Hatch, and finished the season 8th overall.

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

Triple 8 Race Engineering (2010)[edit]

Smith competed in three rounds of the British Touring Car Championship in 2010 at Knockhill, driving a Vauxhall Vectra for Uniq Racing with Triple Eight.[1]

Pirtek Racing (2011–)[edit]

In December 2010 Smith was confirmed as a driver for Pirtek Racing in 2011.[2] He raced the entire 2011 British Touring Car Championship season for the team. At Oulton Park he was fined £500, given a reprimand and an endorsement of three points on his racing licence for an incident which saw him collide with Tom Boardman in race one.[3] He finished the season 17th in the Drivers Championship, 11 places down on his teammate.

In 2012 he raced an NGTC Honda Civic for Pirtek Racing.[4] He started on pole position for the reverse grid race at Donington Park but finished fifth having had a slow start and losing the lead before the first corner. He took his first podium finish in the series at Knockhill with a second place finish in race three.[5] In the wet conditions of race three at Rockingham, he lost control of the back of his car on the high speed banking and spun into the concrete wall. He escaped unhurt but the car was severely damaged at the rear.[6] His car was re–shelled before the next round at Silverstone.[7]

He is staying with Pirtek Racing in 2013.[8]

Superstars Series[edit]

Smith joined the Superstars Series for the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps round of the 2012 season, driving a Team Dinamic BMW M3 (E92).[9] His best result of the weekend was seventh in race two, with both races having taken place in wet conditions.[10]

British Endurance Championship[edit]

In 2013 it was announced Smith would be racing for BPM Racing in the British Endurance Championship in a Renault Megane V6 Trophy car.[11]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Renault Clio Cup UK results[edit]

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

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pos Pts
2008 Team Pyro BRH
1
BRH
2
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

25
DON
1

20
DON
2

18
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

23
CRO
1
CRO
2
SIL
1

22
SIL
2

17
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

23
OUL
1

12
OUL
2

16
SIL
1

21
SIL
2

Ret
BRH
1

22
BRH
2

18
33rd 25
2009 Team Pyro BRH
1

18
BRH
2

10
THR
1

11
THR
2

Ret
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

Ret
OUL
1

12
OUL
2

11
CRO
1

16
CRO
2

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
SNE
1

13
SNE
2

15
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

16
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

Ret
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

8
18th 89
2010 Team Pyro THR
1

11
THR
2

7
ROC
1

6
ROC
2

6
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

9
OUL
1

12
OUL
2

11
CRO
1

7
CRO
2

6
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

6
SIL
1

11
SIL
2

10
KNO
1
KNO
2
SIL
1

4
SIL
2

9
BRH
1
BRH
2
8th 214

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded just 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
2010 Triple 8 Race Engineering Vauxhall Vectra THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
KNO
1

14
KNO
2

15
KNO
3

14
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
29th 0
2011 Pirtek Racing Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

9
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

13
DON
1

10
DON
2

13
DON
3

5
THR
1

9
THR
2

12
THR
3

11
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

Ret
OUL
3

10
CRO
1

15
CRO
2

Ret
CRO
3

14
SNE
1

11
SNE
2

16
SNE
3

17
KNO
1

16
KNO
2

18
KNO
3

14
ROC
1

14
ROC
2

8
ROC
3

7
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

24
BRH
3

14
SIL
1

17
SIL
2

16
SIL
3

25
17th 19
2012 Pirtek Racing Honda Civic BRH
1

10
BRH
2

7
BRH
3

4
DON
1

13
DON
2

6
DON
3

5
THR
1

13
THR
2

11
THR
3

9
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

DNS
OUL
3

12
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

13
CRO
3

11
SNE
1

10
SNE
2

11
SNE
3

11
KNO
1

14
KNO
2

9
KNO
3

2
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

13
ROC
3

Ret
SIL
1

8
SIL
2

11
SIL
3

10
BRH
1

10
BRH
2

8
BRH
3

17
12th 157
2013 Pirtek Racing Honda Civic BRH
1

5
BRH
2

3
BRH
3

7
DON
1

10
DON
2

11
DON
3

10
THR
1

5
THR
2

6
THR
3

6*
OUL
1

11
OUL
2

10
OUL
3

18*
CRO
1

12
CRO
2

10
CRO
3

10
SNE
1

13
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

19
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1

12
ROC
2

10
ROC
3

10
SIL
1

18
SIL
2

DNS
SIL
3

DNS
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
14th 132

* Season in progress.

Complete International Superstars Series 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 DC Points
2012 Dinamic BMW M3 MNZ
R1
MNZ
R2
IMO
R1
IMO
R2
DON
R1
DON
R2
MUG
R1
MUG
R2
HUN
R1
HUN
R2
SPA
R1

13
SPA
R2

7
VAL
R1
VAL
R2
PER
R1
PER
R2
31st 6

Complete British GT Championship results[edit]

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

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2014 Oman Racing Team Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 GT3 OUL
1

OUL
2

ROC
1

SIL
1

SNE
1

11
SNE
2

13
SPA
1

3
SPA
2

13
BRH
1

DON
1

23rd* 15*

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Second Triple Eight car for Jeff Smith at last minute, TouringCarTimes.
  2. ^ Jeff Smith joins Eurotech in a Vauxhall Vectra, TouringCarTimes.
  3. ^ Jeff Smith punished for incident with Boardman, TouringCarTimes.
  4. ^ Pirtek Racing to run two NGTC Hondas in 2012, TouringCarTimes.
  5. ^ "Knockhill - Race results (3)". Crash.net (Crash Media Group). 26 August 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rockingham race round-up". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 23 September 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Re-built Smith Civic on course". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 2 October 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Turner, Kevin (25 October 2012). "Andrew Jordan targets overall BTCC title in 2013". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "BTCC racer Jeff Smith to make Superstars debut this weekend at Spa". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). 10 July 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  10. ^ van Leeuwen, Andrew (15 July 2012). "Morbidelli caps off perfect Superstars weekend at Spa with victory in race two". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Broomhead, James (15 February 2013). "New Pairing Join BPM Racing For 2013 Season". The Checkered Flag (BlackEagleMedia Network). Retrieved 15 February 2013. 

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