Nash to miss BTCC finale

James Nash will miss the final round of the British Touring Car Championship for budgetary reasons

Nash to miss BTCC finale

The 23-year-old driver joined the RML Chevrolet squad at the Oulton Park round in May, and achieved his first podium finish at Silverstone as part of a one-two-three finish for the team.

However, he has decided to turn his attention to finding a budget for 2010 so that he can return to the BTCC.

"In just five events I am really pleased with my results and progress through the year and I have learnt a huge amount and progressed as a driver," said Nash, who lies 15th in the championship standings.

"I entered the championship this year with the hope of showcasing my skills to attract potential sponsors, and I hope my results over the past few months have proved that I am a serious racing driver and a strong contender for race wins."

RML team manager Paul Field said Nash, whose only previous tin-top experience came in the SEAT Leon Copa Espana, had made a great start to his BTCC career.

"I think what has impressed me most this year is how quickly he has adapted," Field said. "It takes time to jump in a brand new car, with a new team and be competitive, but James kept working at it, and remained 100 per cent focused and realistic.

"He's achieved a tremendous amount this year and certainly has a very bright future in touring cars."

shares
comments
Jelley triumphs again in race three

Previous article

Jelley triumphs again in race three

Next article

Tales from Rockingham

Tales from Rockingham
Load comments
The making of the BTCC's newest superstar Plus

The making of the BTCC's newest superstar

Ash Sutton is on the verge of being crowned a three-time British Touring Car Champion; he seems to have it all. But life hasn't always been straightforward for this superstar of touring cars, as Marcus Simmons has been finding out

BTCC
Oct 21, 2021
The green light shining for the BTCC's hybrid future Plus

The green light shining for the BTCC's hybrid future

The Cosworth Electronics-developed BTCC hybrid system made its public debut in the most recent round at Silverstone. It's simple, but could significantly change the series' technical challenges for both the drivers and the teams

BTCC
Oct 9, 2021
The restored BSCC battler back in its family's hands after 50 years Plus

The restored BSCC battler back in its family's hands after 50 years

The Imps of George Bevan became famous in British Saloon Car Championship competition during the early 1970s. Thanks to the efforts of a small band of enthusiasts, including Bevan's grandson Jonathan, one of the ex-Bill McGovern title winners has recently returned to the race track

Historics
Sep 30, 2021
The increasingly varied CV behind a new BTCC title challenger Plus

The increasingly varied CV behind a new BTCC title challenger

A driver with limited funds behind him, it’s been a tough road to the top of the British Touring Car Championship for Jake Hill. Now he’s a title contender, accomplished historic racer and in-demand coach. It’s a great life for this self-confessed motorsport junkie

BTCC
Aug 26, 2021
The outright tin-top wins achieved by a forgotten tin-top great Plus

The outright tin-top wins achieved by a forgotten tin-top great

Already established as a formidable force in the British Saloon Car Championship, the Triumph Dolomite became a legend in 1977 when Tony Dron's Broadspeed machine frequently embarrassed the mighty Capris

BTCC
May 18, 2021
Five key plotlines to follow in the 2021 BTCC Plus

Five key plotlines to follow in the 2021 BTCC

It’s been a busy silly season in the BTCC since the chequered flag fell to end the 2020 campaign last November. While last year’s top two have stayed put, there’s plenty of talking points elsewhere, which should result in another fascinating year of tin-top action

BTCC
May 7, 2021
The giantkilling 'dad and lad' operation taking on the BTCC's best Plus

The giantkilling 'dad and lad' operation taking on the BTCC's best

The Lancashire squad of Ciceley Motorsport has been a BTCC race winner for several years with Adam Morgan and Mercedes. But the switch to WSR-built BMWs and addition of Tom Chilton as a true barometer for Morgan should see the team step up into title contention

BTCC
May 6, 2021
How a returning champion is feeling at home again in the BTCC Plus

How a returning champion is feeling at home again in the BTCC

After topping the times at the end of British Touring Car Championship pre-season testing, it feels like Gordon Shedden has never been away. But after plenty of changes behind the scenes, the three-time champion is bedding himself in to pick up where he left off

BTCC
May 5, 2021