Tony Hughes (racing driver)

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Tony Hughes
Tony Hughes, Donington Park, Apr 2012.jpg
Nationality  British
Born (1957-12-31) 31 December 1957 (age 56)
Stockport, Greater Manchester
Previous series
201112
200810
2007
BTCC
Ginetta G50 Cup
Ginetta G20 Cup

Tony Hughes (born 31 December 1957 in Stockport, Greater Manchester) is a British businessman and former auto racing driver. He is the managing director of Hughes Safety Showers[1] and drove for Speedworks Motorsport in the British Touring Car Championship in 2011 and 2012.

Racing career[edit]

Ginetta[edit]

Hughes started circuit racing in 2007, competing in the Ginetta G20 Cup for Speedworks Motorsport. The following year he progressed to the Ginetta G50 Cup where he raced for three years. He won the Chairmans Cup once in 2009 and three times in 2010. During the round at Snetterton he was involved in a heavy collision with the spinning car of Formula One engineer Adrian Newey who was competing as a guest driver.[2]

British Touring Car Championship[edit]

For 2011 he stepped up to the British Touring Car Championship, competing NGTC Toyota Avensis for Speedworks.[3] He finished 31st in the overall drivers' championship with a best race result of 14th at Oulton Park.

Hughes confirmed he would return to Speedworks for the 2012 season[4] driving alongside 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup champion Adam Morgan. He finished the season 25th in the drivers' standings with a best result of twelfth at Oulton Park. At the end of the season he announced his retirement from motor racing although he would remain involved with the Speedworks team.[5]

Racing record[edit]

Complete Ginetta G50 Cup results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded) (Races in italics indicate fastest 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 DC Pts
2008 Speedworks Motorsport Ginetta G50 OUL
1
OUL
2
CAD
1

14
CAD
2

17
KNO
1

10
KNO
2

12
CRO
1

14
CRO
2

14
SNE
1

14
SNE
2

12
THR
1

11
THR
2

12
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

12
SIL
1

12
SIL
2

Ret
MAL
1

12
MAL
2

11
DON
1

13
DON
2

13
13th 141
2009 Speedworks Motorsport Ginetta G50 BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
DON
1

12
DON
2

12
DON
3

13
OUL
1

15
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1

11
SNE
2

13
SNE
3

Ret
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
SIL
1

11
SIL
2

14
SIL
3

Ret1
ROC
1

11
ROC
2

6
ROC
3

Ret
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

12
BRH
3

17
15th 116
2010 Speedworks Motorsport Ginetta G50 THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
ROC
1

15
ROC
2

Ret
ROC
3

18
BRH
1

11
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

12
OUL
1

17
OUL
2

13
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1

15
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

Ret
SIL
1

16
SIL
2

14
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
DON
1

9
DON
2

15
DON
3

15
BRH
1

12
BRH
2

14
BRH
3

12
17th 126
  1. ^ – Race staged in place of the cancelled race at Oulton Park.

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
2011 Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

19
BRH
3

21
DON
1

19
DON
2

16
DON
3

Ret
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1

16
OUL
2

14
OUL
3

17
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1

21
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

DNS
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1

21
BRH
2

26
BRH
3

21
SIL
1

19
SIL
2

21
SIL
3

Ret
31st 0
2012 Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis BRH
1

16
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

15
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

16
DON
3

15
THR
1

NC
THR
2

19
THR
3

16
OUL
1

13
OUL
2

12
OUL
3

14
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1

16
SNE
2

16
SNE
3

16
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1

15
ROC
2

17
ROC
3

17
SIL
1

15
SIL
2

17
SIL
3

17
BRH
1

20
BRH
2

17
BRH
3

15
25th 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hughes Safety Showers Management Team". Hughes Safety Showers. p. Management Team. 
  2. ^ O'Leary, Jamie; Beer, Matt (8 August 2010). "Newey hospitalised after Ginetta crash". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "BTCC official 2011 entry list". btcc.net (British Touring Car Championship). 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  4. ^ Tony Hughes confirms 2012 return with Speedworks, TouringCarTimes.
  5. ^ Hudson, Neil (22 October 2012). "Tony Hughes steps aside after 2012 season". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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