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Former British Touring Car Driver creates the next generation race team

Former BTCC driver Nick Leason has formed the next generation race team NJL Racing for up and coming young race drivers. This will include a Kart Team which will run in Junior TKM and offer also options to run in ginneta junior and clio cup for potential and up and coming drivers...  [more]

NGTC car wows at Brands

Hundreds of thousands of fans and media were given a preview to the future direction of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship as the prototype car built to the series’ much anticipated new technical regulations ran in public for the first time at Brands Hatch’s Finals Day event (9-10 October).  [more]

Thompson is NGTC tester (from BTCC.Net)

Former double champion James Thompson will carry out the test and development driving of the British Touring Car Championship’s new Next Generation Touring Car for series organiser TOCA. [more]

ITV increases BTCC coverage (from BTCC.Net)

UK TV broadcaster ITV's coverage of Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship events is likely to surpass 120 hours in 2010 - beating 2009's record-breaking figures. [more]

Swindon appoints ex-VXR man (from BTCC.Net)

Former VX Racing engine chief Raphael Caille has become Managing Director of Swindon Racing Engines – appointed recently by the British Touring Car Championship to design and build the new TOCA-NGTC engine. [more]

Faster, 'greener' tyre for BTCC (from BTCC.Net)

A new tyre that gives greater performance and also complies with latest European environmental regulations will be debuted in the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. [more]

Demanding Thruxton for Leason and Team AFM Racing

It was another great result again as Leason and Team AFM Racing continued their progress at the demanding Thruxton circuit. Leason again managed to finish all three races gaining valuable development and points for the team. The Team managed to get out for race day despite a broken engine mount and damaged subframe, which unfortunately was caused in Saturday's practice [more]

Local Company The Driving Experience is to back the British Touring Car Team AFM Racing this weekend at local track Thruxton.

BTCC Driver Nick Leason has known the owner of The Driving Experience Rob West for many years through their motorsport carers. Leason added "It's a great opportunity for The Driving Experience to be part of the BTCC and to show what they have to offer in the way of the unique driving experiences and corporate days which take place down in the west country. They even have a touring car experience which will be promoted this weekend. Information and Competitions will be running this weekend....[more]

RECARO Announce Technical Partnership with Team AFM Racing.

RECARO have announced their technical partnership with Nick Leason and Team AFM Racing for 2009 in The MSA British Touring Car Championship. RECARO not only supply race seats to the motorsport industry but also a large range of child seats. Leason will carry the RECARO branding throughout 2009 [more]

Leason and Team AFM Racing's weekend a success...

Leason and Team AFM Racing return was a great success over the weekend at Brands Hatch, showing vast improvements had been made and with a bit more time and funding the car can be competitive. Throughout the race weekend the team concentrated on set up which was there main concern and kept chipping away at the times in the process bringing the time down and knocking a clear two seconds off their previous pace. [more]

Diesel Beemer is back!

Nick Leason in a diesel-powered BMW 120D is a late entry for this weekend’s opening HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship round of 2009, at Brands Hatch. The unique car will again be run by Team AFM Racing which oversaw its development during its debut BTCC season in 2007. [more]

Leason and Kerry Upbeat and Positive with Test

Team AFM and its drivers Rick Kerry and Nick Leason tested yesterday and both drivers were very upbeat and positive with the results that their months of development and hard work have paid off… Leason and Kerry with Team AFM had planned to compete in the second part of season in the HIQ MSA British Touring Car Championship but decided to continue development of the BMW 120d. [more]

Goodwood Festival Of Speed Goes Too Quick [more]

BTCC racer Nick Leason drives for Wiesmann [more]


Promising young touring car racer Michael Doyle enjoyed his most competitive run of the 2008 season at Thruxton in Hampshire yesterday, Sunday, 18th May – a credit to the determination of the Scotsman’s In-Tune Racing team having been badly let down by a number of non-attending mechanics just two days prior to the race meeting. But with some very encouraging race performances, and assistance from sidelined BTCC racer Nick Leason, the Gartocharn based driver managed to achieve his second Independents Trophy points finish of the year with a terrific top 15 result in round 10. [more]

Kerry and Leason Delay BTCC Schedule

Team AFM and its drivers Rick Kerry and Nick Leason have announced that they will miss the start of the season in the HIQ MSA British Touring Car Championship as the team is to put their start to the BTCC Season on hold as they continue development of the BMW 120d. [more]

Bio Diesel BMW Team Announce Plans to Run Two
Cars in 2008 With Drivers Kerry & Leason

Nick Leason and Rick Kerry hope to join forces in a two car assault in the 2008 HIQ MSA British Touring Car Championship using the newly developed Bio Diesel BMW 120D. [more]

Leason's first outing in the Porsche [more]

Leason set for Carrera Cup debut

Nick Leason will make his Porsche Carrera Cup GB debut at Brands Hatch (18/19 August) when he joins Team Parker Racing for rounds 15 and 16 of the championship. [more]

Brands Hatch Season Opener and some great racing

This weekend saw Team NJL Racing kick off their Blaupunkt SEAT Cupra Championship campaign at Brands Hatch with driver Nick Leason. more

Last minute deal for 2006 season opener

Nick Leason has managed a last minute deal at the eleventh hour to compete in this years SEAT Cupra Championship with Team NJL Racing and will be on the grid for the first race at Brands Hatch British Touring Car Meeting this weekend. All Nick had to say was "its just a miracle we are out and I would like to thank all those that supported me over the last few months when its been very hard times. We now just want to get out there on the track and enjoy it".

Safe driving plays dividends for Brands

With a weekend with no budget and tricky Qualifying conditions Nick managed to achieve 2 good results. "We had to run all weekend on old tyres and could not afford to damage the car, but that's how it was and we just got on with the job". more

A move forward for Silverstone

At last Nick and CMS Motorsport made good progress at Silverstone. Race one saw Nick having a great race and fighting for position with four other cars throughout the 18 laps. more

A wet weekend at Knockhill

Severe weather conditions at Knockhill saw Nick Leason only complete one lap in the first qualifying session. The car reached the gravel on turn two and had to be retrieved by the marshalls, which meant immediatte exclusion from the session. more

A big leap forward.

Big leap forward for Leason and CMS Motorsport Following a difficult start to the season CMS had to take a slightly unconventional approach to the race weekend at Snetterton. more

CMS positive for Snetterton

CMS motorsport and Nick are looking at the weekend with a positive attitude. more

Unlucky Croft .

Hoping Nick and CMS motorsport were going to change things around this weekend with results saw the team having a unlucky weekend. more

Improvement for Oulton Park....

Nick and the Team at CMS Motorsport had a succesfull weekend as they stepped up a gear to become more competitive over the 2 days with 15 cars competing at Oulton Park. "We are still at a learning stage and it seems a huge mountain to climb, when you are always playing catch-up with all the other teams who have done so much more testing plus 2 race meetings more...But we feel we have learnt a great deal this weekend, not only with the technique of driving the car, but also set up as well". more

Brands Hatch and first time in the Seat Cupra R

It was just great to be back in the racing seat again after 18 months hard work setting up the Team. Professional racing driver Nick Leason is racing a Cube Design-backed Leon Cupra R in this year’s Smartnav SEAT Cupra Championship – which began at Brands Hatch. more

Nick Leason and CMS join the SEAT Cupra Championship

Professional racing driver Nick Leason will race a Cube Design-backed Leon Cupra R in this year's Smartnav SEAT Cupra Championship - beginning at Brands Hatch this weekend. Nick had planned to race in the British Touring Car Championship this year, and while that is still the 36-year old Northampton driver's aim for 2006 he has committed himself to the rest of the 2005 SEAT series. more

Fordpark Raceway at Rockingham

Rockingham in association with CMS & FordPark Raceway presented slot car racing to the public for the first time on the 6th June. Fordpark constructed a replica of the International circuit for the days of Thunder crowd. A steady flow of people raced on the 8 lane track in a selection of cars.. The fastest lap time came from Rockinghams own Daniel Davidson with his unsheduled stop to inspect the layout early on the Sunday morning. A very impressive sub 16 second lap. Could this be his true vocation in life, we will have to see.......Watch this space?

Silverstone 19/20th May

Nick Leason flies the CMS Motorsport Flag as Fords Pro driver at the HSBC days at Silverstone. Using the Grand Prix circuit Nick was their to take Fords' clients around the track in the RS Focus. Nick would like express his thanks to all at Excel and Ford for the sucessful event

Economic Growth of Northamptonshire

A positive and enthusiastic response to our marketing Intiative - promoting the Economic Growth of Northamptonshire as it was presented for the first time at the breakfast Networking Meeting on the 15th April.


The government is presently investing heavily in the Northamptonshire region, making sure the infrastructure is in place to sustain industry at all levels. By the year 2010 it aims to make the East Midlands/Northamptonshire region one of the top 20 regions in Europe. A place where people want to live, work and invest because of its vibrant economy, its healthy, safe, diverse and inclusive society and its quality environment. Using our involvement in the The British Touring Car Championship we shall be promoting the regions economic potential. The branding of the team, car and transporter with a selection of companies and government organisations will give a clear economic picture of the region, highlighting the potential for commercial growth as well as continuing stability.

A special thanks to Allen Ford

A very special thanks to Allen Ford of Northmpton and especially Stuart Jenkins - CRM Manager- who, very kindly and at very short notice (just 2 hours) provided us with an ST170 Focus for our static display at the Chambers of Commerce Breakfast meeting. Our race car was to have been ready for the event but it had been delayed. We approach Allen Ford and they were pleased to be able to assist a local company and delighted to be involved such a pro-active marketing initiative for the region. Mark Mosley was invited along to the meeting not only to see first hand exactly what we propose to do but also to represent Allen Ford.

July 14th 2003   Deterination & Professionalism will see team CMS MacMillan
in the BTCC with driver Nick Leason for the long term.

Team Macmillan will be in the BTCC and maintain it will be for long term and not just a few one off race meetings to make up the grids for this year. Team CMS Macmillan have signed Nick Leason Lamborghini and one make racer long term to race for them and are hoping to get out at the end of the season to prepare for next season and beyond. more

Jan 9th 2003   Macmillan "GO Racing" to provide vital cancer care.

CMS Motorsport has joined forces with cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Relief to take on the best of British Motorsport in the 2003 British Touring Car Championship. Team Macmillan will enter a specially branded Ford Focus Macmillan car in the championship (Production Class).

The team, headed by CMS's team principle Malcolm Cleland, will raise money by directly donating a percentage of their sponsorship to Macmillan. Through the high profile championship we intend to raise the awareness of Macmillan Cancer Relief and the great work they do, whilst establishing the charity as a household name. More ...

November 8-10 Final round at Cataluyna, Spain.

The final round has been confirmed as being at the GP circuit of Cataluyna near Barcelona. The circuit is tight, technical with fast corners and has a mile long pit straight. The best place to overtake is to outbrake at La Caixa but it can be rather bumpy.
Nick arrived in Cataluyna to find his team hadn't arrived and his phone didn't work. He eventually teamed up with Boccar and they started testing to find the car was badly misfiring. Nick was starting to think whether this weekend could get any worse!
Qualifying took place on a very crowded circuit with group 'N' of the Gt's joining the Lambos. As the Gt's were so much faster Nick and Boccar only managed 31st - not a true position. "It was very confusing and I am not really sure what did happen"
The first race saw even worse news with the gear box only lasting 4 laps.
"I didn't even get to drive!" lamented Nick.
The second race was better though with Nick starting the race and getting up to 3rd in class which is where Boccar finished.
"I always enjoy starting a race and what a way to finish the season with 6th overall out of 18 and 3rd in class and another trophy."

October 19-20 Round 6 Estoril, Portugal

Originally Estoril was to be a three hour endurance but now it is two 50 minute races. The circuit is about 20 minutes from Lisbon and is quite a complicated with mostly right hand corners. Strong sea winds can play an important part.
Two practice and two twenty minute qualifying sessions will be on the Friday and then race 1 on Saturday at 16:40 and race 2 on Sunday at 15:34.

Nick will be having a new partner in the Autovitesse car in Lorent.
"This is going to be different having Lorent as a team-mate rather that Michel", explained Nick, "but we are hoping to have a good result."

Practice session 1 and 2 passed without incident round the 4,183km circuit. In the first qualifying session the car was slower giving them 7th on the grid but in the second session the team slashed their time by 3 seconds to give themselves a lap time only 1.02 seconds off pole and a very well deserved 4th.

Unluckily problems prevented Nick from racing but he has confirmed he will be racing in the last round in Spain.

September 21-22 Pergusa-Enna, Sicily

Round 5 sees the Lamborghinis traveling to the Isles of Sicily off Italy. The road circuit is near Enna in the centre of the island near a lake. It is 4.95 km long in a rough circle with the start now moved to one of the 4 straights.

Unfortunately Nick was unable to race this weekend due to unforeseen circumstances but he will be back out on track at Estoril.

July 13-14 Oschersleben, Germany - 2 more podiums

Oschersleben near Berlin is a fairly new circuit having been completed in 1997. There are numerous corners with 2 main straights. As is the norm with the Lamborghini GTR Supertrophy the team had two practice sessions followed by a late qualifying session on Friday. Racing was again on the Saturday and Sunday.
Practice was fraught with chronic understeer but eventually Nick managed to explain what was required for a good setup and Michel qualified 8th and Nick 7th. "I am really looking forward to the races" commented Nick, "It's really great fun!".
Saturday's race continued with the car still having trouble turning in. Michel started from 8th and then Nick took over at half way and he drove the car hard bringing it home in 5th place overall and 3rd in class. "Nice!" was Nick's comment.
Sunday was even better with the boys finishing 2nd in class. "2 podium finishes in one weekend", said Nick, "Not too bad, eh?".

Jarama June 1st & 2nd June 2002

This round of the Lamborghini GTR Supertrophy sees Nick jetting off to Jarama in Spain to partner Michel Mihtarian again. The schedule of events gives them two 1 hour test sessions (the first test session Nick has had in the car) and two qualifying sessions on Friday. The races are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
Qualifying was very hot and marred by damage to one of the tyres so Nick and Michel only managed 10th for the first race and 11th for the second.
In the first race Michel started well but after only 6 laps the steering pump exploded, prematurely ending their race.
Nick started the second race and managed to climb to 6th but in the lap prior to the change over he had a puncture. He slowly made his way back to the pits where the wheel was changed and Michel took over and finished in 10th.

Podium and top UK driver in first ever meeting. May 5th 2002

Brit winalambo.com driver Nick Leason got off to a great start partnering Frenchman Michel Mihtarian in a last minute deal in the Lamborghini GTR Supertophy at Silverstone .Leason managed to qualify 9th finished 7th for the first race being the top Brit for race one, and qualified an amazing 3rd in race two to get a podium finish in class and was overall 6th.Leason now plans to partner Mihtarian for the remainder of the season next round being in Jarama.

"This has been a great start to the season and has been a double bonus finishing as the top British driver for race one and to be on the podium for race two" Leason said         (see gallery).

Qualifies 3rd in his first Lambo meeting. May 3rd 2002

Nick gets in the car for the first time at Silverstone today and with his team-mate starts 3rd on the grid on Sunday and 9th tomorrow.
'The car is so fast. I was doing 180mph down the Hanger Straight' he explained, 'but I am having some trouble with the gears'.

Winalambo.com sign Nick Leason

' I am really excited about the huge opportunities that have been placed in my lap' said Nick. 'To be racing against ex Formula One drivers and recent Le Mans contenders is a challenge, but it doesn't phase me . I am out there to win for the team and myself. There's going to be some very red faces out there!'
His teammate should be announced very soon.

Autosport Show Jan 2002

Nick and a Lamborghini were at the Autosport show with the Lambo girls.

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