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Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 announce move to Team Dynamics facility in Droitwich ahead of Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season

The Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 has revealed that its title-winning Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) team has relocated to the Team Dynamics facility in Droitwich.

The new Porsche Carrera Cup operation, which launched last year, will also make the move.

The team, previously based at Brome, near Eye, have secured a multi-year partnership which will see them move to a ‘state-of-the-art factory’ in the first phase of a new relationship between the two teams.

EXCELR8 have unveiled plans to relocate part of its operation away from Brome, near Eye Picture: EXCELR8
EXCELR8 have unveiled plans to relocate part of its operation away from Brome, near Eye Picture: EXCELR8

The Droitwich facility is the base from which Team Dynamics secured multiple championships, with the team amongst the most successful in BTCC history.

Whilst the BTCC and Porsche teams will now run from a new home, EXCELR8’s ‘MINI CHALLENGE operation’ will continue to be based in the existing factory in Brome.

EXCELR8’s team owner, Justina Williams, said: "We have been evaluating a change of location to improve our logistics and fit in with our team for a couple of years but had struggled to find a suitable location.

“When I started to speak to Matt Neal (Team Dynamics’ managing director) about the Team Dynamics facility in Droitwich, it became clear that the move could offer far more than just a base for our operation, and could instead be the start of a new partnership.

"The aim is to bring additional skills and experience from Team Dynamics into the EXCELR8 fold to strengthen our BTCC programme.”

Meanwhile, Tom Ingram and Tom Chilton will reunite to spearhead the team’s charge towards the 2024 BTTC title.

The pair will head into their fourth and third seasons respectively with their Hyundai cars.

Ingram, who will make his 300th start in the series this season, goes into 2024 looking to try and reclaim the championship title he secured for the first time in 2022, while Chilton is scheduled to make his 500th series start later this year.

“This is a championship where you can never stand still, and our focus has to be on making sure we leave no stone unturned to do the best job possible,” said Ingram.

“We know that it’s going to be a hugely competitive season, as it always is, and we go into 2024 with one aim, reclaiming that championship title.”

Chilton said: “With everything that has been going on behind the scenes over the winter, I feel we head into 2024 in a good position, and I feel extremely positive about what we can achieve.”

In other driver news, EXCELR8 have announced that Nick Halstead has re-signed with the team, as he prepares to embark on his second full BTCC season. Halstead took part in his rookie campaign last year at the wheel of one of the team’s Hyundai i30 Fastback N machines, and finished seventh in the Jack Sears Trophy.

“What held me back (last year) was a lack of experience, and generally on a weekend, it was race two or three before I would say I really felt comfortable in the car and was able to push,” admitted Halstead.

“Now I’m going to be heading into events with knowledge already under my belt, and even though the grid looks like being a lot tougher in 2024, it leaves me feeling optimistic about what can be achieved.”

The new BTCC season commences on Saturday, April 27.

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