Tom Ferrier

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Tom Ferrier
Nationality England
BTCC record
Teams Gary Ayles Motorsport , JS Motorsport , Motorbase Performance
Drivers
championships
0
Wins 0
Podium finishes 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Debut season 2000
First win n/a
Best championship position 10th (20 points)
Final season (2007) position 22nd (2 points) Drivers' Championship, 17th (21 points) Independents Trophy
Ferrier driving the Motorbase-run SEAT at the Snetterton round of the 2007 British Touring Car Championship season.

Tom Ferrier is a British racing driver, born 14 November 1981. The highlight of his long karting career was winning the 1998 British Championship. He won the Star Cup of the Formula Renault championship a year later, before switching to saloon cars.

After 2 wins in the Renault Clio Winter series, in 2000 he raced in the national Saloon Championship[1] as well as some Class B BTCC races (the two series used virtually identical cars) in an Alfa Romeo 156 prepared by Gary Ayles' team. For 2001 he was linked to Vauxhall for the main class, but instead raced in both the European Super Production Championship and the BTCC. In Europe he was 12th overall and second in the Under 25 Cup, in an Edenbridge Racing BMW. In Britain he was 10th overall in a JSM Alfa Romeo 147, leading at Donington Park but suffering an engine failure while running second.[2]

For 2002 he concentrated on the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) in a DART Racing Alfa Romeo 156 with support from Alfa Romeo UK.[3] In 2005 he was a frontrunner in the SEAT Cupra Championship.[4] He was entered for the 2004 BTCC by Carly[disambiguation needed] alongside countryman James Hanson, but this did not happen. He did some Caterham racing in 2004.[5] Ferrier ultimately returned to the BTCC for the final round of 2006, in a SEAT Toledo bought by Motorbase Performance just 2 weeks before.[6] With virtually no time in the car before the weekend, he took two points finishes.[7] He also did some British GT Championship races in 2006.[8]

He started 2007 in the British GT Championship, for Tech 9 sharing with Phil Quaife.[9] He rejoined Motorbase for the BTCC mid-season.[10] Rain in his first meeting counted against him[11] but he scored points at Snetterton. Involvement in the huge pile-up in race 1 at Brands Hatch eliminated him from the rest of that meeting, and the team opted to skip the next meeting at Knockhill to concentrate on the season finale at Thruxton. It was ultimately Paul O'Neill who raced the car however.

In 2009 he competed in rounds of the Time Attack series in a Subaru Impreza run by Zen Performance.

From 2011, Ferrier and fellow former BTCC driver Danny Buxton formed Scuderia Vittoria, and entered a team in both the AirAsia Renault Clio Cup (4x Renault Clio Cup Cars) and the British GT (1x Ginetta G50, 1x Ferrari 458 Italia GT). At the conclusion of the 2011 season, the team had achieved 14 wins over both classes, in their debut season.

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) Races in bold indicate pole position (1 point awarded 2000–2001 all races, 2006–2007 just for first race, 2000–2001 in class) Races in italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded 2001, 2006–2007 all races, 2000–2001 in class) * signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap (1 point awarded – 2001 just for feature race, 2006–2007 all races)

Year Team Car Class 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
2000 Gary Ayles Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 B BRH
1
BRH
2
DON
1
DON
2
THR
1
THR
2
KNO
1
KNO
2
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
CRO
1
CRO
2
SNE
1
SNE
2
DON
1
DON
2
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

14
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

Ret
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

DNS
8th 18
2001 JS Motorsport Alfa Romeo 147 T BRH
1
BRH
2
THR
1

Ret
THR
2

DNS
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
MON
1
MON
2
DON
1
DON
2
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

DNS
SNE
1

Ret
SNE
2

DNS
CRO
1

20
CRO
2

Ret
OUL
1
OUL
2
SIL
1
SIL
2
DON
1

12
DON
2

Ret*
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

4
10th 20
2006 Motorbase Performance SEAT Toledo Cupra BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
MON
1
MON
2
MON
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
DON
1
DON
2
DON
3
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
SIL
1

12
SIL
2

7
SIL
3

8
19th 7
2007 Motorbase Performance SEAT Toledo Cupra BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

14
DON
3

12
SNE
1

9
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

12
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

DNS
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
22nd 2

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Danny Buxton
Renault Clio Cup
UK series champion

2002
Succeeded by
Paul Rivett