The Speedworks Motorsport squad was the first team to introduce the new NGTC-specification machinery into the British Touring Car Championship, thus sparking the newest era of the sport into life…
Christian Dick’s squad – founded in 2005 – first started racing in the MaX5 Racing Series before switching to Ginetta racing in 2007. Since 2011 they have entered a Chevrolet Corvette GT3 in the British GT Championship, a year in which their maiden BTCC season took place.
Tony Hughes took the helm of the team’s NGTC Toyota Avensis, although development was initially slow as the squad struggled with teething troubles in their debut year, a 14th place finish the best result.
The team began to signal their intent the following season however, with testing support from former champion James Thompson proving productive in the team’s development climb. Speedworks entered a two-car entry in 2012, Hughes partnered by Ginetta GT Supercup champion Adam Morgan. The car showed top 10 pace throughout the year, particularly when former race winner Paul O’Neill replaced Hughes for two rounds at Croft and Knockhill, the Liverpool ace claiming a fourth place at Knockhill as the team finished 10th in the team’s championship.
|2011 – Speedworks Motorsport|
|50||Tony Hughes||NGTC||Toyota Avensis||31||0|
|Independent Teams Championship||15||9|
|2012 – Speedworks Motorsport|
|29||Paul O’Neill||NGTC||Toyota Avensis||22||36|
|33||Adam Morgan||Toyota Avensis||19||50|
|50||Tony Hughes||Toyota Avensis||25||14|
|Independent Teams Championship||6||254|
|2013 – Speedworks Motorsport|
|17||Dave Newsham||NGTC||Toyota Avensis|
|48||Ollie Jackson||Toyota Avensis|