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Nigel Smith (racing driver)

Racing careerEdit

His racing career started 1972 as a successful karting driver winning superkart grands prix in the Netherlands, Belgium and New Zealand. He made the switch to car racing in 1984, making appearances in Sports 2000 and Formula Ford. In 1990 and 1991 he was a front running driver in the Honda CRX Challenge. He privately entered a class B Ralt in the British Formula Three Championship in 1991 and 1992. In 1993 he competed in British Formula 2 with a Reynard 92D. He finished the season as the highest placed British driver with six podiums.

In 1994 his Team HMSO Cavalier, entered a former Ecurie Ecosse Vauxhall Cavalier in the British Touring Car Championship. A successful season saw him finish as runner-up in the Total Cup for Privateers. The team returned for another season in the BTCC in 1995, where Smith finished third in the privateers cup.

Smith went on to compete in touring car racing in North America and Sweden. In 1998 he competed in one season of the GTR Euroseries before spending two years in FIA GT Championship in a N-GT class Porsche 911 GT3.[1]

Racing recordEdit

Complete British Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Pos Pts
1994 Team HMSO Cavalier Vauxhall Cavalier 16v THR
18
BRH
1

13
BRH
2

14
SNE
15
SIL
1

20
SIL
2

Ret
OUL
16
DON
1

20
DON
2

18
BRH
1

16
BRH
2

20
SIL
13
KNO
1

Ret
KNO
2

17
OUL
17
BRH
1

19
BRH
2

10
SIL
1

17
SIL
2

16
DON
1

23
DON
2

20
25th 1
1995 HMSO Bookshops Vauxhall Cavalier 16v DON
1

16
DON
2

16
BRH
1

18
BRH
2

16
THR
1

11
THR
2

14
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

Ret
OUL
1

12
OUL
2

16
BRH
1

16
BRH
2

17
DON
1

16
DON
2

Ret
SIL
Ret
KNO
1

12
KNO
2

18
BRH
1

16
BRH
2

16
SNE
1

17
SNE
2

15
OUL
1

14
OUL
2

14
SIL
1

Ret
SIL
2

DNS
26th 0

Complete Swedish Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Pts
1996 Bohlin Racing Vauxhall Cavalier GSi MAN
1

2
MAN
2

2
KAR
DNS
FAL
1
FAL
2
KNU
1
KNU
2
KIN
1
KIN
2
11th 35

Complete North American Touring Car Championship resultsEdit

(Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
1996 Motorsport Team Schemes Vauxhall Cavalier LRP
1
LRP
2
DET
1
DET
2
POR
1
POR
2
TOR
1

10
TOR
2

DNS
TRV
1
TRV
2
MDO
1

9
MDO
2

9
VAN
1
VAN
2
LAG
1
LAG
2
13th 23

24 Hours of Le Mans resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2001   Perspective Racing   Thierry Perrier
  Michel Neugarten
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 275 9th 3rd
2003   Thierry Perrier
  Perspective Racing
  Michel Neugarten
  Ian Khan
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 305 18th 3rd
2004   Thierry Perrier
  Perspective Racing
  Ian Khan
  Tim Sugden
Porsche 911 GT3-RS GT 283 23rd 10th
2006   Russian Age Racing
  Cirtek Motorsport
  Tim Sugden
  Christian Vann
Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello GT1 124 DNF DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.btccpages.com/drivers/Nigel-Smith/ career details at BTCC Pages