Jeff Smith continues in British Touring Car Championship for 2017

Jeff Smith will remain in the British Touring Car Championship this season at the wheel of his own Eurotech team's Honda Civic Type R

Jeff Smith continues in British Touring Car Championship for 2017

Smith bought the Eurotech Racing team from former owner Mike Jordan after the 2014 season and has driven for it since.

He took a best finish of fifth last season at Thruxton on his way to 18th in the points.

"We had great race pace last year and the true qualifying pace of the car was clearly proven by Daniel Lloyd when he put it on the front row in two out of three rounds he competed in," said Smith.

"You can't stand still in this championship, back at base in our new 8000 square foot state-of-the-art workshop the team have been flat out since we finished the last round at Brands Hatch.

"We have a full testing programme in place which includes a week-long test in Spain at the end of February, so I believe we will be in a strong position to move forwards in 2017."

Martin Depper, who partnered Smith last season, has left the team and Eurotech is in talks over a driver for its second car.

2017 BTCC LINE-UP SO FAR

AmD Tuning Audi S3 Saloon
Ollie Jackson, TBA

BTC Racing Chevrolet Cruze
Chris Smiley, Dave Newsham

Ciceley Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Adam Morgan

Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type-R
Jeff Smith, TBA

Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis
TBA

Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Aiden Moffat

Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus
TBA

Motorbase Performance Ford Focus
Mat Jackson, TBA, TBA

Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra
Tom Chilton, Senna Proctor

Speedworks Toyota Avensis
TBA

Team BMR Subaru Levorg
TBA, TBA, TBA, TBA

Team Dynamics Honda Civic Type-R
Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal, Matt Simpson

Team Hard VW CC
Will Burns, Michael Epps, TBA

Team Parker Ford Focus
TBA

Triple Eight MG MG6
TBA, TBA

WSR BMW 125i M Sport
Andrew Jordan, TBA, TBA

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