Power Maxed Racing make positive start to BTCC season

Power Maxed Racing make positive start to BTCC season

The debut weekend for Power Maxed Racing saw many positive elements for the team, both Josh Cook and Dave Newsham showed pace from the outset and left Brands Hatch with their heads held high. 

Power Maxed Racers Dave Newsham and Josh Cook started race one of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 14th and 20th respectively. In true BTCC style, the first lap was packed full of drama with Newsham getting sideways thanks to assistance from a tap from the rear, resulting in a drop of four places.

Cook adeptly negotiated the backed up cars and continued to push and capitalise on his momentum. Some skilled overtakes saw him gain another two places to finish 13. Newsham pushed until the end and made it up to 17th. 

With the new procedure for grid positions now in force, the grid is formed by the fastest laps from race one, Newsham started from p15 and Cook from p16. 

Race two didn’t disappoint, both cars got a great start and Newsham pushed his way up to 13th by lap five with Cook in 17th. Newsham had the bit between his teeth and at one point was as high as 10th before a technical issue saw him slip to finish 15th.

Cook had another great race, the BTCC debutant made great progress through the ranks showing his flair for overtaking to finish 14th.

The final race of the day saw mixed emotions. Josh Cook’s charge was halted on lap four by an as yet unconfirmed technical issue. Dave Newsham came home in 9th. 

Adam Weaver, Power Maxed Racing Team Principal commented, “It has been a positive first weekend for the team. I am immensely proud of all of them. Both Dave and Josh did themselves and us justice. We have some changes to make ahead of Donington, but this is to be expected.”

The team will be back in action for the next round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park on April 18th and 19th.

New Livery
Prior to the season, the team unveiled its new 2015 3M livery that will be used as a base design by Cook and Newsham for their title challenge’s. Developed with vehicle branding specialists Joyce Design with support from 3M’s Commercial Graphics Division, the livery brings cutting edge vehicle wrap technology to the BTCC. 

Both cars will run the same Power Maxed inspired base livery with each car being given space for the drivers personal sponsors. 

Working with top UK vehicle wrapping company Joyce Design and with support from 3M, Power Maxed Racing have been able to push the boundaries of racing livery and develop a truly unique wrap for 2015. The livery utilises the latest IJ180 Controltac Graphics Film, more often found on high end vehicle wraps therefore equally at home with the robust racing in the BTCC.

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