British Touring Car Championship 2013


Carlube, Tetrosyl's lubricant brand is the biggest automotive brand behind British Sporting events. Carlube are the official sponsor of the Speedworks Motorsport team in the British Touring Car Championship. The engine in the teams Toyota Avensis will be lubricated and protected by Carlube's ester based 10w60 racing oil on the intense track days.

Inverness racer David Newsham was one of the revelations of the 2012 BTCC season as he achieved his first two race wins in Britain’s premier motor racing championship at the wheel of an older S2000-spec Vauxhall Vectra.

For 2013, though, he will now get his hands on a more superior NGTC-spec machine in the shape of Speedworks’s Toyota which he tested recently at Donington Park.

Carlube have teamed up with Speedworks Motorsport for the BTCC 2013 season. For the second season Carlube will be a main sponsor of the team. The technical team at Carlube have developed a 10w60 Fully Synthetic Motorsport racing oil specifically designed for the highly stressed engine of the teams Toyota Avensis.

The Speedworks Motorsport team returned from an exciting 2 day test at the picturesque Portimao circuit in southern Portugal with high hopes for the forthcoming British Touring Car Championship Season. Number one driver Dave Newsham particularly enjoyed the first serious outing in the new car and put in a lot of track time to provide invaluable data for the team going forward. Alongside Dave was Lea Wood, a fellow ex-vectra driver, in the second car who also enjoyed some time in a full NGTC specification car.

It was Newsham who really put the hammer down and was amazed at how good the new Toyota Avensis the team had prepared was. Amazingly, after some great times, he was able to set a lap time a full 3 seconds faster than the World Touring Car Championship pole position time. The only slight disappointment was on the second day which ended prematurely when Newsham in his own words 'clobbered a kerb and bent the suspension', however that was a blip on an otherwise impressive debut for Newsham and the new car.

We wish the team all the best of luck for the 2013 season.

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