Image: Dragon Sports Britcar Trophy team driver coach Alex Nevill will replace Jake Hewlett in the number 92 Clio for the remainder of the 2023 season
Ahead of the Silverstone 2-hour round of the Britcar Trophy championship Jake Hewlett has left the team vacating a space which will be taken by team driver coach Alex Nevill for the remainder of the year.
The number 92 Dragon Sport car has enjoyed great success so far this year leading the championship as it entered the previous Oulton Park round of the championship. Drivers Travis Coyne and Jake Hewlett suffered some pretty severe misfortune after an engine blow up on Friday curtailed their testing activity. The pair had won the first round of the championship at Silverstone and had been serial front runners throughout.
Alex Nevill brings a wealth of championship winning experience to the Dragon Sport team. The 2018 MINI CHALLENGE UK Cooper Am Champion won 11 races on his way to series victory and has since developed through his position on the Motorsport UK Academy and newly acquired Motorsport UK coaching qualifications. After the inaugural Dragon Sport scholarship Alex’s coaching skills were required by the team and that has duly rewarded him with a driving role in the team.
Talking about the driver change team owner Rhys Lloyd said “We’re saddened that Jake Has left the team. Personally I really enjoyed the time we spent together and I wish him well with his onward journey and whatever path he wishes to take next.
However, I am delighted to help Alex Nevill in his promotion from coach to driver, he’ll be a great partner for Travis in the rest of the championship events. Alex is now in the hot seat not in the back of the truck!”
Equally Alex Nevill was delighted to be given the opportunity to race again, “It’s fair to say that this is the best opportunity I’ve had since my last season in the MINI CHALLENGE and I can’t wait to get stuck in! Jumping into a championship contending car part way through a season is a huge responsibility and as such I’m hugely grateful to Rhys Lloyd and everyone at Dragon Sport and Amigo Motorsport who’ve trusted me with this opportunity.”
Alex will join Dragon Sport ambassador Travis Coyne in the 92 car at Silverstone for the first time this weekend as the pair take on the GP circuit for Britcar’s second 2-hour event of the season. Keep an eye on our social media for all the timings and event information.