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Simon Belcher confirms 2015 BTCC drive

Simon Belcher has confirmed that he is going to take part in the 2015 British Touring Car Championship season.
“I am delighted to be back on the BTCC grid for a second season, being able to announce our return so early should put us in the strongest possible position for 2015,” said Belcher.

The 40-year-old is going to continue driving a Toyota Avensis for Handy Motorsport in cooperation with Speedworks Motorsport.

“Handy Motorsport and Speedworks worked very well together this year, Christian [Dick] runs a great team and I am personally delighted to continue our partnership. With such terrific continuity, hopes are high we can really make the most of it and start to climb the order in the BTCC. There’s a lot of hard work ahead, but we can’t wait to get started,” said Belcher.

Belcher finished 30th overall this season and 24th in the independents’ championship with 18th as best individual race result.

The team is planning ”an extensive package of improvements” for the Toyota Avensis ahead of next season, including a testing programme, starting early in the new year.