BTCC LogoDublin, Ireland – Wednesday 13th August 2014: Fresh from taking a lights to flag victory in race three at Snetterton, Irishman Árón Smith believes that this is only the beginning of an exciting journey in the British Touring Car Championship for the Dublin based race winner as he’s just signed a new contract with Warren Scott’s Team BMR. The deal, which runs until the end of 2015, will see Smith remain at the wheel of his Restart Racing Volkswagen Passat CC.

Smith joined the all-new look Team BMR early in 2014 along side former champion Alain Menu, team owner Warren Scott and Jack Goff. By just round twelve, Árón earned the team their maiden victory in the final race in Oulton Park. Adding a second race victory in Snetterton to his 2014 tally, Smith has clearly marked himself out as a driver firmly in a position to be a championship challenger in 2015 with the Buntingford based squad.

Árón Smith – #40 Chrome Edition Restart Racing Volkswagen Passat CC:
“I couldn’t be happier with the news, I feel completely at home in Team BMR. This has all come about very early but its put us in a great position for next season, everything we achieve before the end of this year is an added bonus. I truly believe that this is only the beginning of our journey together and to say I’m excited to see what we can achieve is an understatement.”

Warren Scott – Team Owner, Team BMR:
“I’m also delighted to have signed up Árón for next season as we want to continue to build on the continuity and momentum we’ve gained so far.”

“Everyone has done a fantastic job, particularly the team behind the scenes. Árón sees the progress we’ve made and we see the development and potential in him – now our expectations have been raised a little and we want to go further together.”

“Árón has been consistently fast this season and has also shown his mettle under extreme pressure, like with his win at Snetterton, and I have been very impressed. It’s a real sign of a champion and for me it’s a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’ with Árón.”

“As a team we’re not just here to make up the numbers. I’m not saying we’re going to win the title next year but ultimately that is what we’re here to do in the future. We’re collecting a lot of data and experience this year, which can only help us to improve again in 2015, and in the years to come we want to be serious title contenders.”

“It is therefore fantastic to have already re-signed a race-winner for our team next season. Árón is completely focused on the job and alongside the team will continue to work hard for success.”