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New Pairing Join BPM Racing For 2013 Season

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Smith will combine his roles with BPM Racing with his BTCC campaign (Photo Credit: btcc.net)

BTCC driver Jeff Smith and former Britcar champion Simon Leith have joined British Endurance Championship (BEC) team BPM Racing for the 2013 season.

The pair will join the team regular driver Ashley Woodman to make up a three man driving team in the squads first full season with their Renault Megane V6 Trophy. Owen Thomas, previously co-driver to Woodman steps into a team management role.

“I first drove a Megane at a test at Motorland Spain and it was a simply amazing car,” said Smith, who will combine the BEC with his BTCC commitments this year. “BPM are a small but very professional team and I am really pleased to have been able to put a deal together. I have always driven in sprint series, currently BTCC so to drive in endurance will be a whole new experience.”

Leith – as well as driver manager and MD of Stingray RV – won the Britcar title (the predecessor to the BEC) in 2007.

After a difficult switch from front-wheel drive Clios and SEATs in Britcar’s Production series to a Ginetta G50 in 2011 the BPM took a year largely away from racing in 2012, working on their Megane – specifically built for endurance racing – before a race debut at the Birkett Relay late last year.

They plan a full season campaign in the BEC, with the season starting at Donington Park on April 13.

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