Jason Plato - 2 Time BTCC Champion
Dan Lloyd - Former BTCC Race Winner
Jac Constable - PMR's BTCC Development Driver
“Having used FUCHS products in various applications for many years, it’s a brand I have a huge amount of respect for. When racing at the highest level, as we are, we are reliant on products that consistently perform at their optimum performance, and FUCHS products are renowned for being reliable and high performance. We’re looking forward to working closely with them for the 2021 season, and building a strong working relationship for the future.”
Martin Broadhurst, PMR Team Manager
In 2020 FUCHS announced an exciting new sponsorship deal with Warwickshire-based British Touring Car Championship team, Power Maxed Racing. Formed in 2015, PMR have already established themselves amongst the championship’s top teams.
Following the single car entry for the team last season, which saw a number of up and coming drivers (Including Mike Bushell, Jade Edwards & Jess Hawkins) given the opportunity to drive a race winning car in the UK’s most popular championship, Power Maxed Racing have confirmed a two car entry for this year with former BTCC race winner and 2018 TCR-UK Champion Dan Lloyd joining 2-time BTCC Champion Jason Plato.
Keeping racing going during the COVID-19 pandemic, PMR set up an eSeries Powered by NXTGEN filled with current drivers from both the real and virtual racing worlds including PMR driver Jason Plato.
Championship stalwart Jason Plato, who won the final race of the 2019 season in his Power Maxed Racing Astra, took a 12-month sabbatical from racing during the pandemic but the two-time BTCC Champion, who holds the record for Most Touring Car Victories, is aiming to win his 100th race in 2021 with the team.
With the 2021 race calendar now live, we look forward to a working with PMR throughout 2021.
Motorsport UK Supernational Rallycross Championship
BMW Mini Rallycross Championship
Paige Bellerby- Motorsport UK Supernational Rallycross Championship
Dave Bellerby - BMW Mini Rallycross Championship (Provisional 1st half of season)
Drew Bellerby - BMW Mini Rallycross Championship (Provisional 2nd half of season)
"The Bellerby’s are back for the 2021 season and preparations are well underway. The Championship will start at the home of Rallycross, Lydden Hill on the 29th/30th May, a later start to the season than were used too due to COVID-19. The 5 Nations British Rallycross Championship 2021 events are set to be taking place in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Belgium.
"2021 will be slightly different for the team this year due to our youngest driver and 2019 BMW Mini Champion Drew Bellerby expecting her first child, with this said father and arguably one of the most successful British Rallycross drivers in history Dave Bellerby will be jumping back behind the wheel of the BMW Mini for the first half of the season, Drew does plan to return later in the year but is yet undecided as to when that will be.”
Father/Daughter combination Dave and Paige Bellerby are both starting the competitive 2021 British Rallycross Championship.
Our 2020 Super national Champion Paige Bellerby will return in the naturally aspirated Lotus Exige to defend her crown. After the gearbox damage at the final round of the Championship last year, repairs and the winter rebuild is already well underway, the team are working in force to make sure the car is at the top of its game for the 2021 season. Paige is very excited and determined to return to the Championship to fight for the title once again.
Standing in for daughter Drew, Dave Bellerby re-enters the Championship this year as he takes over Drew's Mini, hoping to retain some of the form which bought him many rallyx championships in years gone by. Joining a competitive BMW Mini Rallycross Championship, this wont be easy however, we've seen through cameo appearances in 2020 that Dave still has what it takes to land a podium!
Former BMW Mini Champion Drew (Sister to Paige & regular racer) is taking a seson off as she is expecting her first baby. We wish Drew and partner Callum the very best and no doubt the 'Sisters of Speed' will be back on the track together soon.
FUCHS have supported Paige, Drew and Dave for many years and all are proud ambassadors of the FUCHS brand.
(BRC) British Rally Championship
Plus many more individual rally events
Key Drivers / Co-drivers:
David Bogie / John Rowan
Tom Preston / Carl Williamson
"FUCHS LUBRICANTS have such a long history in motorsport, their products are the obvious choice for anyone wanting to be competitive and have reliability."
Martin Wilkinson, Team Owner, CA1 Sport
CA1 Sport’s David Bogie and John Rowan (Skoda Fabia R5) finished 3rd in the 2018 BRC and 4th in last year's campaign, with the duo securing various other rally titles along the way such as the Scotish Rally (A particular favourite of Scot David Bogie).
CA1 Sport Team-mates Tom Preston & Carl Williamson also had strong showings across a variety of rallies in 2019.
The team are set for another solid campaign in the BRC in 2020.
British Cross Country Championship (BXCC)
"Thankfully FUCHS believed in me and could see the passion we had as a family team. We would not have achieved the success we have had without FUCHS’ support."
Ryan Cooke, CRC Offroad Motorsport
Driving his modified Land Rover Evoque, LRM-1, Ryan achieved 1st in Class in the 2017 BCCC Drivers Championship. In 2018 the championship took a break, as did Ryan.
Returning in 2019 Ryan and LRM-1 claimed 2nd in class.
Ryan's LRM-1 features a stunning oil wrapped livery which we have displayed on various trade show stands over the past few years.
Unfortunately due to COVID-19, the BXCC has been cancelled for 2020. Ryan will instead look forward to Goodwood's Festival of Speed.
FIRC & Ypres Rally Championship
“I have used FUCHS since starting out in Grasstrack Racing in a mini Class 1, throughout my many years in motorsport I have only ever used the FUCHS brand, from their cleaning products to their top of the range engine and gearbox oils. I can’t thank FUCHS enough for supplying me the items needed to be in a winning team”
With success came the desire to upgrade and he developed the F1000 Nissan into a class B9 modified machine. In 2012, Steve was awarded with the prestigious John Horton Star Driver Award on the ALMC Stages in Ireland in his F1000 Nissan - class B9 modified machine.
In 2015, he mounted a full assault on the MSA Asphalt Championship, but this time in a brand new Nissan Micra Kit Car. The shift into the FIRC in Belgium also brough success with the M2B class spoils in 2018.
After a guest appearance in the BTRDA Rallycross series in 2017 and 2018, Brown turned his attentions to the mixed surface circuits in 2019, driving a Bellerby RX BMW Mini Cooper.
With COVID-19 impacting the motorsport calendar in the UK and Europe, Brown sat out much of the 2020 season, managing selected outings during the year but falling short of completing a full championship. With his original plans to head back to Belgium put on hold and a freshly revitalised Nissan Micra ready to go, he was pleased to be able to contest the Cotswolds Stages Rally, grabbing a class podium in the process, rounding out the season with third in class at the Dukeries Rally at Donington Park.
National Hot Rods
Gavin Murray #95
"We are very grateful for the support that FUCHS have given us over the last 6 years and continuing into 2020. With their support it has enabled us to keep our engine and drive-train to top condition both on the National Hot Rod and the transporter.
Gavin Murray, M&M Motorsport
Gavin and the team work hard maintaining and upgrading their Vauxhall Tigra bodied, space frame chassis Hot Rod. Partnered with FUCHS for a number of years, Gavin has motorsport in his blood, being a second generation racer.
With a career highlight of 2nd in the 2012 World Championships, Gavin's Murray Motorsport then moved to the Pickup Truck Championship before returning to the ovals in 2016 and teaming with Meede Motorsport - Forming Murray & Meede (M&M) Motorsport.
We wish M&M Motorsport all the best in 2020 after claiming 6th in 2019.
Scottish Mini Cooper Cup
Ashleigh Morris #77
Speaking of retaining her Ladies Cup Trophy for the second consecutive year: "We would never have managed it if it hadn’t been for the support of FUCHS LUBRICANTS and the other support partners that have been on our journey with us. I can only say a massive thank you to everyone at FUCHS whose words of encouragement and support and also the technical support have been invaluable. In the 5 seasons you have been with us, we have suffered one mechanical failure which was a gearbox and that had already completed half a season in different hands before we got the car. In those 5 years we have had no DNF’s due to mechanical failures and we can only credit that to our maintenance programme and the fact that we have been given the best products available by FUCHS."
Scottish starlet Ashleigh, established herself as a hardy driver in the Scottish BMW Compact Cup after a string of good finishes earned her 9th place in the 2017 season. 2018 bought a new challenge as Ashleigh moved into the competitive Celtic Speed Scottish Mini Cooper Cup Championship.
Unaffected by the change in Championship, A string of good results earnt Ashleigh the 2018 Ladies Cup - Amazing being her first year - and followed this up with a repeat title win in 2019!
The team also actively help our lab technicians to develop our products with regular testing and samplings.
Driver: Shaun Tarlton
Team: Shaun Tarlton Racing
Championship: Modifides Championship
Driver: Jamie Ellwood
Championship: Caterham Sigmax
Driver: Erik Foresstrom
Team: RSM Truck Racing
Championship: BTRDA Truck Racing
Driver: Kaye Quinn
Championship: Autograss British Championship (Mens)
Driver: Owen Loydall
Championship: Invicta Kent Autograss championship (CLASS 2) + National championship
Driver: Mark Bowd
Team: JDM Racing
Championship: Various Events
Driver: Dennis Hays
Team: Dennis Racing
Championship: Classic Sports Car Clubs New Millennium Series
Classic Racing Cars
Championship: Various Classic
Driver: Matt Roberts
Team: Matt Roberts Drifting
Championship: British Drift Championship, Retro Drift Challenge
Driver: Graham French
Championship: Scottish legends Championship
Championship / Event
FUCHS LUBRICANTS Motorsport UK British Historic Rally Championship
FUCHS LUBRICANTS - Title sponsor
FUCHS LUBRICANTS RACRMC Asphalt/Rally 2 Mixed Surface Rally Championship
FUCHS LUBRICANTS - Title sponsor
FUCHS LUBRICANTS BTRDA Bronze Star Championship
FUCHS LUBRICANTS - Headline sponsor
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Championships: British Rallycross Championship
Drivers: Paige, Drew & Dave Bellerby
"The Bellerby’s are back for the 2021 season and preparations are well underway. This year will be slightly different for the team due to our youngest driver and 2019 BMW Mini Champion Drew Bellerby expecting her first child. With this said, father and arguably one of the most successful British Rallycross drivers in history Dave Bellerby will be jumping back behind the wheel of the BMW Mini for the first half of the season, Drew does plan to return later in the year but is yet undecided as to when that will be.”
“A quality team with quality bikes needs a quality product”
Paul Bird, PBM Team Owner
“The GT40 has once again been running a full FUCHS package and has performed faultlessly with no DNF’s or technical issues. Over the last two years, FUCHS products had improved the cars performance and reliability.”
Lee Bowd, JDM Racing Chief Mechanic
“The reliability of the engine has been great and FUCHS have given me an oil that I can rely on. The performances in the latter part of the season have been due to my confidence in the car meaning I can push harder into each corner without worrying about the engine.”
Owen Loydall, Autograss Driver
"This year we have made major improvements to our race car including a new high spec engine, something that’s been in development over the past few years. After extensive testing there is only one oil we would trust with this.... FUCHS TITAN. Having used the Fuchs engine oil, CV Grease and gearbox oil for the last 6 years, we wouldn’t use anything else."
Dennis Hays, Dennis Racing