"We didn't know what to expect and I thought we looked really good, like we were good at what we did, that we knew what we were doing. With how the team performed, we deserved to get better results. I was so proud it brought a tear to my eye."
The words belong to Justina Williams, whose team in 2019 became the newest addition to the British Touring Car Championship grid. Now the squad she owns, Excelr8 Motorsport, has traded in the venerable MG6 machinery with which it began its BTCC adventure and become a producer of its own weapon: the Hyundai i30 Fastback N.
In doing so, the East Anglian team brings a new car maker to the BTCC, it has significantly bolstered its arsenal in terms of management and technical expertise, and has attracted two drivers who already have a race win apiece to their credit: Chris Smiley and Senna Proctor. Clearly this is an ambitious set-up.