The newly-liveried Honda Civic Type R FK8 was unveiled at Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Droitwich headquarters, whilst the team took a brief break from an intensive pre-season test and development programme.
Honda drivers Dan Cammish and Matt Neal are determined to go one better in 2020 after a highly competitive 2019 season, in which Cammish took two race wins and came within a lap of winning the BTCC drivers’ title at the final round.
Pre-season preparations for the team were briefly disrupted by an unfortunate accident suffered by triple-champion Matt Neal in January while he was mountain-bike training, putting the veteran BTCC driver in hospital for a few days.
While Matt recovered the team was able to call upon a very able substitute to carry out his testing duties – Gordon ‘Flash’ Shedden, who in eight seasons with the official Honda team secured three BTCC titles. Flash has put in essential development mileage before Matt was able to resume running in March.
This season also sees the team’s longest-standing sponsorship partner, Yuasa, celebrating its 10th anniversary in the championship.