RML SIGNS JAMES NASH TO RUN CHEVROLET LACETTI IN BTCC As the next round of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to Oulton Park on the 30th & 31st May, RML are thrilled to announce they will be running a car for young star,...
RML SIGNS JAMES NASH TO RUN CHEVROLET LACETTI IN BTCC
As the next round of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to Oulton Park on the 30th & 31st May, RML are thrilled to announce they will be running a car for young star, James Nash.
James, aged 23, joins RML with an impressive background in motorsport, having learnt his craft through karting and single-seater racing in Formula Ford. A series of wins saw James ranked one of the top 20 single-seater drivers in the UK.
Last year James spent his first season racing saloons in the SEAT Leon Eurocup championship, earning a 5th place finish in the championship overall with 36 points, just 11 shy of the championship winner. James was the top placed British driver.
Speaking on his latest deal, James enthuses, "I'm extremely happy that we have finally reached this deal. We've been looking at BTCC for some time, following a great first-season in the Eurocup last year and I am just really excited to be working with RML. It's a big organisation with a rich history in touring cars and of course, they're running the very successful works Chevrolet team in the WTCC."
Commenting on his 'new boy' status in the BTCC paddock, James speaks honestly, but with confidence for what lies ahead, "Having switched from single-seater to saloons at the beginning of last year, I have relatively little experience in comparison to other competitors in this championship. However through working with RML I know this will be one of the biggest stepping stones in my career and to date, one of the most positive moves I have made."
For any lack of experience James may have in the BTCC, he certainly makes up for in enthusiasm and commitment, "I'm really looking forward to getting out there. Having raced in UK Formula Ford, I am familiar with all the circuits on the calendar this year, and front-wheel drive isn't completely new to me. I'm sure I'll learn a lot and will be making the very best of this opportunity and will give it my all."
Team Manager, Paul Field added, "It's great that we have managed to put a deal together to run James. Our BTCC team is just going from strength to strength and is growing tremendously quickly over such a short period of time.
James has been highly competitive in every series he has raced in and I know has caught the eye of many in the industry. His enthusiasm and willingness to learn has also impressed me, and we're all looking forward to working with him and seeing how he fares in his first outing at Oulton Park."