Tony Hughes (racing driver)

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Tony Hughes
Tony Hughes, Donington Park, Apr 2012.jpg
NationalityBritish
Born (1957-12-31) 31 December 1957 (age 62)
Stockport, Cheshire
Previous series
201112
200810
2007
BTCC
Ginetta G50 Cup
Ginetta G20 Cup

Tony Hughes (born 31 December 1957 in Stockport, Cheshire) is a British businessman and former auto racing driver. He is the managing director of Hughes Safety Showers [1] and drove for Speedworks Motorsport in the British Touring Car Championship in 2011 and 2012.

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Racing career

Ginetta

Hughes started circuit racing in 2007, competing in the Ginetta G20 Cup for Speedworks Motorsport. The following year he progressed to the Ginetta G50 Cup where he raced for three years. He won the Chairmans Cup once in 2009 and three times in 2010. During the round at Snetterton he was involved in a heavy collision with the spinning car of Formula One engineer Adrian Newey who was competing as a guest driver. [2]

British Touring Car Championship

For 2011 he stepped up to the British Touring Car Championship, competing NGTC Toyota Avensis for Speedworks. [3] He finished 31st in the overall drivers' championship with a best race result of 14th at Oulton Park.

Hughes confirmed he would return to Speedworks for the 2012 season [4] driving alongside 2011 Ginetta GT Supercup champion Adam Morgan. He finished the season 25th in the drivers' standings with a best result of twelfth at Oulton Park. At the end of the season he announced his retirement from motor racing although he would remain involved with the Speedworks team. [5]

Racing record

Complete British Touring Car Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded just in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point given all races)

YearTeamCar123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930PosPts
2011 Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis BRH
1

Ret
BRH
2

19
BRH
3

21
DON
1

19
DON
2

16
DON
3

Ret
THR
1
THR
2
THR
3
OUL
1

16
OUL
2

14
OUL
3

17
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1

21
SNE
2

Ret
SNE
3

DNS
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
BRH
1

21
BRH
2

26
BRH
3

21
SIL
1

19
SIL
2

21
SIL
3

Ret
31st0
2012 Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis BRH
1

16
BRH
2

16
BRH
3

15
DON
1

Ret
DON
2

16
DON
3

15
THR
1

NC
THR
2

19
THR
3

16
OUL
1

13
OUL
2

12
OUL
3

14
CRO
1
CRO
2
CRO
3
SNE
1

16
SNE
2

16
SNE
3

16
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1

15
ROC
2

17
ROC
3

17
SIL
1

15
SIL
2

17
SIL
3

17
BRH
1

20
BRH
2

17
BRH
3

15
25th14

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References

  1. "Hughes Safety Showers Management Team". Hughes Safety Showers. p. Management Team. Archived from the original on 2 September 2013.
  2. O'Leary, Jamie; Beer, Matt (8 August 2010). "Newey hospitalised after Ginetta crash". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications . Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  3. "BTCC official 2011 entry list". btcc.net. British Touring Car Championship. 24 March 2011. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  4. Tony Hughes confirms 2012 return with Speedworks Archived 17 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine , TouringCarTimes.
  5. Hudson, Neil (22 October 2012). "Tony Hughes steps aside after 2012 season". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Retrieved 26 January 2013.