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ethan hammerton

2021 | MINI CHALLENGE with Excelr8 Motorsport

2020 | BTCC with Trade Price Cars Racing GKR

2020 | MINI CHALLENGE UK

2019 | Renault UK Clio Cup Race Winner

2018 | BTCC debut with Team HARD.

2018 | Spa 25hr Fun Cup Winner

2018 | VW Cup - Team HARD.
2018 | Team HARD Scholarship Winner

2017 | UK Clio Cup Jnr Vice Champion

2017 JSCC Vice Champion

Quantity Surveyor | Walter Thompson

 

a natural born racer

Ethan first started his racing career in karts where he competed successfully in two national championships.  Over a two year period he took twenty three podium finishes.


Following his karting career Ethan joined the Junior Saloon Car Championship (JSCC) grid in a Citroen Saxo VTR.  In addition to the race craft and car control he learnt in karting, Ethan added the ability to drive a racing car to his list of motorsport talents.  In his first season of car racing he was crowned ‘Rookie of the Year’, taking four podium finishes on his way to 4th in the overall standings.  A second season in the JSCC followed and Ethan’s pace stood out, lap record’s came at Knockhill, Croft and Rockingham.  Out of eighteen races he took sixteen podium finishes, including four race wins and 2nd in the championship.  

 

During 2017 an invite from Renault UK was received to race in their inaugural UK Clio Cup Junior series.  After leading round one Ethan took the win in round two to set himself up for a title challenge.  He finished in 2nd place! Ethan started 26 races in 2017, 21 times a podium finisher with race wins, lap records and fastest laps in both of the race series he entered.  Ending the season as Double British vice Champion was no mean feat.

 

He then won the Team HARD Scholarship beating over 100 other drivers to win a season in the VW Cup.  A podium finish followed before Ethan got the call-up from the team to make his debut in the high profile BTCC aged just 17, the 3rd youngest in the sports 60-year history.

 

A debut season in the Renault UK Clio Cup for 2019 saw Ethan claim a win at Thruxton and another two podium finishes at Snetterton and Silverstone.  He was a regular at the front and also claimed front row starting positions.

In the 2020 & 2021 seasons he switched to the Mini Challenge UK, initially racing for JamSport with Team HARD. Racing before joining Excelr8 Motorsport in 2021.  Ethan consistently battled at the front and has established himself as a series frontrunner.


Away from the track Ethan is studying to become a Quantity Surveyor and enjoys playing football, boxing and spending time with his friends.

2019 results

18

RACES

1

WIN

3

PODIUMS

Exceler8 Motorsport

EXCELR8 Motorsport is practically unique among race teams in that its founder, Justina Williams, has a successful background in business, meaning the team has a far greater appreciation for the needs of our Commercial Partners than our competitors and is as committed to delivering a return on your marketing investment as we are to achieving results on track.

On track, our professional and skilled technical team has helped to deliver 36 Championship titles in 10 years of competition, proving that EXCELR8 Motorsport possess all the ingredients required to achieve success.

With programmes in both the BTCC and the MINI CHALLENGE, EXCELR8 Motorsport is certain to deliver results, no matter the budget or goal.

 
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2022 CHAMPIONSHIP

THE MINI CHALLENGE IS THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE NEW MINI IN THE UK, ENJOYING GREAT GRIDS, COLOURFUL CARS AND CLOSE
RACING SHOWN LIVE ON ITV4.


This year will see the JCW class continue as the natural stepping-stone for drivers with their sights set on the BTCC enjoying 7 race meetings on the TOCA package, whilst a number of changes will refresh the visual appearance of the cars.