Senna Proctor will join BTC Racing for the remainder of the 2021 British Touring Car Championship season, taking over the Honda Civic which was raced by Dan Cammish in the season opener.
Proctor will race the car which had been originally earmarked for Michael Crees, before the team and driver parted ways ahead of the start of the season.
It means that the 22-year-old will join Josh Cook and Jade Edwards in the three-car team, marking his fifth season in the BTCC. Proctor was previously team-mates with Cook at PMR in 2018.
The race-winner made his début in 2017 with Power Maxed Racing, becoming a winner with the team the following year on his way to 12th overall in the drivers’ standings, his best ranking to-date.
In 2019 Proctor moved to Team BMR to race a Subaru in the car’s final season, but it proved to be a challenging year, and in 2020 he switched to race with Excelr8 Motorsport on their first year with Hyundai machinery, picking up a best finish of second at Knockhill.
Proctor had been set to miss the 2021 season before his late deal with BTC Racing. He will get a first taste of his new car on Saturday 12 June at Snetterton, ahead of the three races on 13 June.
“I am over the moon to be joining BTC Racing,” said Proctor. “The Honda Civic Type-R FK8 is a proven race winning car so this is a fantastic opportunity for me to show what I can do.
“The first time I will drive the car will be free practice one at Snetterton so I am in at the deep end, but it is a challenge I look forward to.
“Josh and I have worked together in the past so we know each other well, this can only benefit the development at BTC Racing and also with Jade in the team we have a strong three car line-up.
“I do not see any reason why we can’t be fighting up the front from the off.”
Steve Dudman, BTC Racing Owner and Team Principal, alluded to the fact that Proctor’s experience, despite his young age, was a factor in the decision.
“We really are delighted to welcome Senna to the team alongside Josh and Jade for the rest of the season,” said Dudman.
“He’s a great addition to the BTC Racing line-up and we’re confident he’ll thrive in our Honda Civic Type-R FK8.
“Although still a young driver, Senna has very strong experience in the BTCC and is a proven winner – so he most certainly knows how to get the job done.”