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Founded by New Zealander Dick Bennetts in 1981, West Surrey Racing (WSR) are one of Europe’s most successful racing teams, having tasted success with World Champion drivers such as Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen, Tom Kristensen, Nigel Mansell, Allan McNish and Andy Priaulx.
After becoming the most successful team in the British Formula 3 Championship during the 1980s, WSR moved into the British Touring Car Championship and have continued their extraordinary run of success. As well as running race-winning factory BTCC programmes for Ford, Honda, MG and BMW, WSR have taken 16 outright championship titles – including a record-breaking seven Manufacturers’ titles in a row for BMW from 2016 onwards -, nine independents’ crowns and over 100 race victories.
They are also race winners in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. Based in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, WSR currently run Team BMW and Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport in the BTCC.
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WSR and BMW ended the 2023 British Touring Car Championship on the top step of the podium as Jake Hill scored a magnificent final-race victory at Brands Hatch. With Stephen Jelley finishing third in the same race it was a double-podium finish for the BMW 330e M Sport, which finishes the season with 10 victories and 25 podium finishes from the 30 races.
WSR’s four BMW drivers have the British Touring Car Championship Manufacturers’ title on their minds after a Saturday qualifying at the Brands Hatch season finale. The quartet of BMW 330e M Sport race cars will all start the first of tomorrow’s races from inside the front six rows after an ultra-close afternoon session held in unusually warm 23-degree October temperatures.
WSR and BMW head to the final round of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch this weekend aiming for another place in series history. Nine wins and 23 podium finishes from the opening 27 races for the hybrid BMW 330e M Sport Colin Turkington, Jake Hill, Stephen Jelley and Adam Morgan have put BMW at the head of the Manufacturers’ title race.
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Colin Turkington is WSR’s longest-serving driver, making his BTCC debut with the team in 2002 and winning every one of his record-equalling four overall titles – plus four Independents’ crowns – with their BMWs. Since his return to the Sunbury-on-Thames team in 2017, he has taken the title fight to the final round of the season every year. He’s back for a crack at a fifth crown as he seeks to re-write history.
Ready for a third straight season with WSR is Stephen Jelley. Returning to the top step of the podium at Oulton Park last year aboard the BMW 330e M Sport, a reinvigorated Stephen was one of 2022’s top qualifiers and played a vital role in BMW’s seventh-straight Manufacturers’ title success. Having taken a pole position and multiple race wins in his first stint with WSR in 2008-09, he’s out to add even more success this time.
The Kent racer began 2022 as the most intriguing prospects of the BTCC season as he joined WSR and ended it as its major revelation thanks to three wins, two pole positions and more podium finishes (13) than any other driver as he took the title fight down to the final day of the season. Third in the points will, he hopes, prove a springboard to even greater success this year in the Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport BMW.
The newest member of the WSR line-up; Adam Morgan is no stranger to success in the BTCC. With 11 race wins and nearly 40 podiums, the former Ginetta G50 Cup champion is one of the most-popular drivers in the series. Having scored his three most recent wins in WSR-built BMWs (as well as finishing second in last year’s Independents’ points), he moves to the team for the first time and is intent on adding more silverware.