Smith joins Pirtek for 2011 season
2 December 2010 – Pirtek Racing has announced that it will be running a Vauxhall Vectra for Jeff Smith in this year’s British Touring Car Championship. Powered by the new Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) engine, the 44-year-old will be returning to the series after a one-off outing in the Triple 8 Vectra at Knockhill this year.
“I would like to be pushing towards and getting into the top ten but I’m realistic enough to know that’s not going to come instantly,” the Wellingborough man explained to the official BTCC website. “I don’t think people realise just how tough it is at this level. It’s great to have my plans for next season set in place.”
In 2010, Pirtek celebrated two victories as Andrew Jordan triumphed both mid-season at Croft and in the Brands Hatch finale.