Mike Bushell (racing driver)

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Mike Bushell
Nationality British
Born (1989-07-05) 5 July 1989 (age 26)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
British Touring Car Championship career
Debut season 2013
Current team AmD Tuning
Car no. 21
Former teams Team Club 44
Starts 14
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 36th in 2013
Previous series
20122014
2011
Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta ST Championship
Championship titles
2014 Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom

Mike Bushell (born 5 July 1989) is a British racing driver currently competing in the British Touring Car Championship. 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. He returned to the series in 2015, after winning the Renault Clio Cup United Kingdom in 2014.

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 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 led 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 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
2015 AmD Tuning Ford Focus ST BRH
1

21
BRH
2

17
BRH
3

11
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

NC
DON
3

21
THR
1

DNS
THR
2

DNS
THR
3

DNS
OUL
1

24
OUL
2

22
OUL
3

23
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

19
CRO
3

DNS
SNE
1

SNE
2

SNE
3

KNO
1

KNO
2

KNO
3

ROC
1

ROC
2

ROC
3

SIL
1

SIL
2

SIL
3

BRH
1

BRH
2

BRH
3

21st* 2*

* 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.