Jeff Smith returns to the race car at Silverstone Classic

by Bethonie Waring

Eurotech’s Jeff Smith returned to the race track for the first time after the multi-car crash at Croft last season.

Smith suffered broken ribs and nerve damage in his shoulder, forcing him to sit out of the 2018 British Touring Car Championship.

But the 52-year-old returned to the cockpit last weekend, co-piloting an Austin Mini Cooper S with Scott Kendall at the Silverstone Classic.

“I always feel that, unless I’m winning something, I don’t want to compete in it,” he told Autosport.

“It got to the point now where my shoulder is probably 70% and my head 95% so we’re good enough to try and win.”

He added that, though he wasn’t ruling out a return to the BTCC, he won’t set his expectations too high.

“If I can get fit enough, I would. Realistically, it’s taken me a year to get back to where I am now, and age is not on my side. I’m not setting my heights too high.”

 

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