Mike Bushell (racing driver)

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Mike Bushell
Nationality  British
Born (1989-07-05) July 5, 1989 (age 25)
2014 Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom
Debut season 2012
Current team Team Pyro
Car no. 21
Former teams MBR, Westbourne Motorsport, Scuderia Vittoria
Starts 43
Wins 4
Poles 6
Fastest laps 7
Best champ.
finish
11th in 2012, 2013
Previous series
2013
2011
BTCC
Ford Fiesta ST Championship

Mike Bushell (born 5 July 1989) is a British racing driver currently competing in the Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom. In 2013, Bushell competed in the British Touring Car Championship for the first time, driving for IP Tech Race Engineering in their Chevrolet Cruze NGTC car at Knockhill in place of Andy Neate.

Racing career[edit]

Bushell began his career in karting in 2004, before graduating to the Ford Fiesta ST Championship in 2011.[1] He switched to the Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom for 2012, taking a single podium on his way to finishing eleventh overall, with 146 points,[2] and fourth in the Rookie Cup.[1] He joined Scuderia Vittoria for the 2013 Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom season,[1] Having qualified on pole for the first race of the season, held at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit, he took a third and a ninth in the two races of the weekend.[3] In August 2013, it was announced that Bushell would be replacing Andy Neate for the Knockhill round of the British Touring Car Championship.[4] He took 18th in race one, 17th in race two, and was running in the points in the third race before retiring due to a collision.[5] Bushell returned to the Clio Cup following the event, but, although he did briefly gain backing from the KX Academy, he ended the season in 15th place.[6] In November 2013, it was announced that he would be joining 20Ten Racing for the 2014 Clio Cup season, with Josh Cook as his teammate.[6] - Cook went on to race for SV Racing though, with Bushell competing with reigning champions Team Pyro.

Racing record[edit]

Complete Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom 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 Pen. DC Points
2012 MBR Renault Clio Cup 200 BRH
1

9
BRH
2

Ret
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

9
THR
1

8
THR
2

Ret
OUL
1

9
OUL
2

Ret
SNE
1

7
SNE
2

18
ROC
1

6
ROC
2

Ret
SIL
1

12
SIL
2

17
BRH
1

6
BRH
2

2
-2 11th 146
2013 Westbourne Motorsport Renault Clio Cup 200 BRH
1

3
BRH
2

9
DON
1

3
DON
2

Ret
THR
1

9
THR
2

6
-5 11th 193
Scuderia Vittoria OUL
1

9
OUL
2

11
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

8
SNE
1

8
SNE
2

9
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

DNS
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

2
2014 Team Pyro Renault Clio Cup 200 Turbo EDC BRH
1

4
BRH
2

3
DON
1

2
DON
2

Ret
THR
1

1
THR
2

4
1st* 376*
VitalRacing with Team Pyro OUL
1

4
OUL
2

7
CRO
1

6
CRO
2

11
SNE
1

2
SNE
2

6
KNO
1

1
KNO
2

3
ROC
1

1
ROC
2

1
BRH
1

BRH
2

*Season in progress

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded – 2001 all races, 2005–present just for first race, 2001 in class) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded all races, 2001 in class) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap (1 point 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 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DC Pts
2013 Team Club 44 Chevrolet Cruze BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1

18
KNO
2

17
KNO
3

Ret
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
36th 0

* Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mike Bushell". Renault UK Clio Cup. Renault Sport. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mike Bushell career statistics". Driver Database. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rounds 1 & 2 Brands Hatch Indy – 2013 Renault UK Clio Cup Championship". Timing Solutions Ltd. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bushell in for Neate". British Touring Car Championship. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Hudson, Neil (26 August 2013). "Mike Bushell pleased with BTCC debut at Knockhill". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Paice, Simon (28 November 2013). "Cook and Bushell Join 20Ten for 2014 Clio Cup". The Checkered Flag. Retrieved 26 January 2014.