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Ash Sutton, Dan Cammish keen to benefit from winter work

Ash Sutton and Dan Cammish have both expressed confidence that a strong season for the Motorbase-run NAPA Racing UK team lies ahead after official confirmation of the team’s 2023 BTCC plans.

All four Motorbase cars will run with NAPA title sponsorship this season, with Dan Rowbottom drafted into the driver line-up to replace the departing Ollie Jackson.

Having elected to stick with the Ford Focus that took four wins last season, work over the winter has gone into further developing the car for the second year of the hybrid era, with former champion Sutton eager to try and reclaim the title he lost to Tom Ingram last season.

“2023 is shaping up to be an awesome season,” he said. “Everyone at NAPA Racing UK and Motorbase has been hard at work over the winter months with the development of the Focus, so I can’t wait to see how that translates to the track.

“The addition of having Dan Rowbottom and Sam Osborne as part of the NAPA outfit is a statement for the brand. 

“We have a solid testing plan in place, so it gives us a great opportunity to work our way through some set-up changes that we didn’t visit in the season last year. The aim is to come out stronger than where we ended up last year!”

Cammish meanwhile will hope to avoid some of the misfortune that hampered him in the early stages of 2022 to also launch a championship challenge.

“I am really looking forward to the upcoming BTCC season,” he said. “The second half of last season was really strong and I am confident we will start this year in even better shape.

“The NAPA Racing UK team has put in a lot of work over the winter to ensure we are in the best place possible when the lights go out at Donington for the season opener, and the addition of Dan Rowbottom to the team along with Cataclean is further proof of the hard work that has gone on in the background this winter.

“I look forward to working with Dan, Ash and Sam to keep NAPA Racing UK at the front of the BTCC grid.”