22-year-old Callum Newsham from Inverness makes the move into touring car racing for the first time this year, when he joins TCR UK driving his CUPRA TCR run by Power Maxed Racing.
Callum joins TCR UK following a four-year stint in the Mini Challenge, where he secured multiple podium finishes and will continue to be supported by father Dave; a two-time race-winner in the British Touring Car Championship and 2010 Renault Clio Cup UK Champion.
As part of this exciting new stage of his racing career, Callum will seek to promote the valuable work carried out by Beatson Cancer Charity, which supports people and their families affected by cancer. Based in Glasgow, the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre is the second largest operation of its type in the UK and delivers more than 25,000 courses of chemotherapy and 6,500 courses of radiotherapy to patients every year.
The Beatson Cancer Charity logo will take pride of place on both the front and rear of Callum’s CUPRA throughout the season, the new livery revealed at the TCR UK launch and media event at Brands Hatch on 28th March.
The event also saw Callum test alongside a number of his rivals, his lap times topping the tables in the opening session and ending up with the third best time overall by close of play.
He now looks forward to the season ahead and based on the pace shown during the test and the progress made during the day, the team are confident that a strong year lies ahead.