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David Newsham (born 7 July 1967 in Carmarthen) is a British auto racing driver and businessman. He is the managing director of Norscott Vending. He currently drives in the British Touring Car Championship.



Racing careerEdit

Renault Clio Cup UKEdit

He joined the TOCA tour in 2008, competing in the final two rounds of the Renault Clio Cup UK. This led to a full season in 2009, driving for Amery Motorsport. He scored one race win at Silverstone and finished fifth on points at the end of the season. In 2010 he switched to Team Pyro and dominated the series, winning the championship title with twelve race wins.



British Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

Geoff Steel Racing and STR (2011)Edit

In 2011, Newsham stepped up to the British Touring Car Championship. Newsham started the season driving for Geoff Steel Racing, with a Super 2000 BMW 320si[1]. He scored a point in his first race at Brands Hatch, but a disappointing weekend at Donington Park which included two retirements prompted him to leave the team.



File:Dave Newsham, Thruxton, Apr 2012 (practice).jpg



After leaving Geoff Steel Racing, Newsham drove a NGTC SEAT León for Special Tuning Racing.[2] In his first race for the team at Oulton Park he set the fastest lap and scored points in race three. He started on pole position for the reversed grid race at Snetterton but fell down the order to 8th at the end after taking wheel damage. He finished the season 15th in the Drivers Championship, four places down on his teammate despite having missed the round at Thruxton.



Team ES Racing (2012–)Edit

In 2012, Newsham switched to an ex Triple Eight Race Engineering S2000 spec Vauxhall Vectra for Team ES Racing.[3] He achieved his first pole position at Brands Hatch at the start of the season, setting his time during the middle of the session and stayed at the top of the timesheet. He was in contention for the win in race 1 until Jason Plato made contact with him and he retired. He took a third place podium finish in the final race of the day. He scored his second best result of the season at Thruxton when he finished second in the first race. Dave won his first BTCC race in the third race at Snetterton, and added to his race wins with a lights to flag victory in the third race at Knockhill, his 'local' circuit.



Racing recordEdit

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point given all races)



Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos Pts
2011 Geoff Steel Racing BMW 320si BRH
1

10
BRH
2

11
BRH
3

11
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

15
DON
3

Ret
THR
1

THR
2

THR
3

15th 31
Special Tuning Racing SEAT León OUL
1

12
OUL
2

17
OUL
3

8
CRO
1

19
CRO
2

8
CRO
3

10
SNE
1

10
SNE
2

7
SNE
3

8*
KNO
1

15
KNO
2

12
KNO
3

11
ROC
1

Ret
ROC
2

Ret
ROC
3

15
BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

17
BRH
3

11
SIL
1

6
SIL
2

4
SIL
3

Ret
2012 Team ES Racing.com Vauxhall Vectra BRH
1

Ret*
BRH
2

9
BRH
3

3
DON
1

7
DON
2

4
DON
3

Ret*
THR
1

2
THR
2

6
THR
3

18
OUL
1

Ret
OUL
2

10
OUL
3

Ret
CRO
1

Ret
CRO
2

12
CRO
3

16
SNE
1

DSQ
SNE
2

8
SNE
3

1*
KNO
1

11
KNO
2

10
KNO
3

1*
ROC
1

12
ROC
2

15
ROC
3

Ret
SIL
1

SIL
2

SIL
3

BRH
1

BRH
2

BRH
3

8th* 151*



* Season in progress



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External linksEdit



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