Defending champion Ryan Smith confirms 2024 title defence

Ryan Smith is setting his sights on what could be a record-extending ninth consecutive Division 1 title in the British Truck Racing Championship this year after being officially announced as the first entry on the 2024 grid. 

Hot on the heels of a sensational 2023 campaign which saw the Mansfield-based racer tally his eighth successive championship crown in dominant fashion, Smith is set to once again pursue more glory with his all-conquering Worldwide Truck Racing outfit. 

Having been a fixture in the UK’s premier heavyweight series for more than a decade, Smith will line up in what is expected to be another front-running machine as he bids to take a step closer in matching the all-time record of ten titles, which is currently held by Stuart Oliver.

“I’m delighted to announce that myself and Worldwide Truck Racing will be competing in the BTRC once again this year,” said Smith. “To have won eight championships in-a-row has been a remarkable achievement and we’re now hungry to add to that tally – starting with number nine.

“There’s no denying that the BTRC is as competitive as ever nowadays and I fully expect that we’re going to face stiff opposition for the crown. That being said, I’ve got an incredible team behind me and I feel confident we can go out there and do the job. 

“We’ve got plenty to be cracking on with back at base but I can promise everyone that we’re going to deliver another truck that certainly stands out; so watch this space!”

The 2024 British Truck Racing Championship commences over the Easter bank holiday weekend on the 31 March/1 April at Brands Hatch. 

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