Dave Newsham joins Power Maxed Racing

Reigning Jack Sears Trophy champion Dave Newsham has inked a deal to join Power Maxed Racing for the 2015 BTCC, in the team’s first year under new ownership.

Newsham will drive the Chevrolet Cruze saloon raced by Aiden Moffat in 2014 and replaces Chris Stockton, who has relinquished driving duries as well as selling his BTC Racing team to Power Maxed parent company Automotive Brands.

Newsham will run with his traditional number 17, with the team currently “exploring options” to run a second car alongside him.

Newsham said: “I’m over the moon to be racing with Power Maxed Racing in 2015. The teams professionalism and its new ownership is fantastic. [Team principal] Adam Weaver and I have discussed our objectives at great length and we are both heading in the same direction.

“I believe we will have a great platform for success in 2015. There are some exciting plans that will be revealed over the next few weeks that will mean we are at the sharp end getting more exposure for our sponsors.”

Weaver added: “Signing Dave is an important part of our master-plan for 2015. Dave is an exceptional racer, you only have to look at his track record and race wins, podiums and the Jack Sears Trophy to see why signing Dave was a no brainer.

“Chris Stockton has given us a great platform, he did lots of hard yards last year to enable us to hit the ground running this season. It is important to note that without Chris and his input, we would be nowhere.”

The team announced Newsham’s signing in a video, which you can watch below: