Former British Touring Car Championship race winner Senna Proctor will drive for the remainder of BTC Racing’s 2021 campaign.
The 22-year-old most recently competed in the 2020 season for EXCELR8 Motorsport but will now compete in his fifth BTCC campaign in the third BTC Racing seat.
Michael Crees was unexpectedly relieved by the team after the season launch, before the opening weekend at Thruxton.
“I am over the moon to be joining BTC Racing,” said Proctor according to a press release.
“The Honda Civic Type R FK8 is a proven race-winning car so this is a fantastic opportunity for me to show what I can do.”
After driving the Hyundai i30 N Fastback in 2020, this will be his fourth car after the Subaru Levorg GT and Vauxhall Astra of previous years.
He continued: “The first time I will drive the car will be Free Practice 1 at Snetterton so I am in at the deep end, but it is a challenge I look forward to.
“Josh [Cook] and I have worked together in the past so we know each other well, this can only benefit the development at BTC Racing and also with Jade [Edwards] in the team we have a strong three-car line-up.
“I don’t see any reason why we can’t be fighting up the front from the off,” he says with confidence.
BTC Racing Owner and Team Principal Steve Dudman described him as a ‘great addition to the BTC Racing line-up’ as he feels equally confident to give him a chance in the Honda Civic Type R FK8.
“Although still a young driver, Senna has very strong experience in the BTCC and is a proven winner – so he most certainly knows how to get the job done,” he said.
Rounds 4, 5, and 6 at Snetterton will take place on June 12-13 next month.