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Ebay Motors

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Established
2010 (7 years old)

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Manager
Dick Bennetts

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West Surrey Racing
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RAC reduced their backing of the team for 2010, and the team failed to find a replacement title sponsor. This meant that Turkington did not have the necessary funding to continue driving for the team and retain his title. Instead, they re-signed Rob Collard from Motorbase Performance and Andy Neate, a director of team sponsors Ceravision, to replace Jelley. However, Turkington signed a deal to compete in the WTCC from Portimão onwards driving a 320si with sponsorship from eBay Motors. Collard was joined by former Mini Challenge racer Nick Foster for the 2011 season, but neither driver won a race. Collard finished eighth in the drivers' championship, taking six podiums during the season, and Foster finished 14th with his best result being second at Croft.

For the 2012 season, eBay Motors rejoined the team as title sponsors. The cars were fitted with NGTC spec turbocharged engines and were by driven by Collard and Foster who were also joined by Tom Onslow-Cole, who drove for the team in 2007. The team enjoyed a competitive season, eventually finishing as runners-up in the teams' championship. Collard won the opening race at Brands Hatch, followed by two more wins at Knockhill later in the year, taking him to 5th place in the final drivers standings.

For 2013, WSR once again retained Collard and Foster in their line-up. 2009 champion Colin Turkington managed to secure a comeback for the team, replacing Onslow-Cole. The team also built a new car, with the team building three NGTC BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport's for Collard, Foster and Turkington. Turkington fought until the final meeting at Brands Hatch before ultimately finishing in 5th place.

For 2014, WSR retained Turkington, Collard and Foster for the second year in a row. Turkington won the championship with 8 wins in 30 races, Collard ended sixth and Foster 16th.

Andy Priaulx and Sam Tordoff joined WSR for the 2015 BTCC season.

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Rob Collard
Nick Foster
Colin Turkingt

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West Surrey Racing is a UK-based motorsport team run by New Zealander Dick Bennetts. He is responsible for masterminding the careers of such names as Ayrton Senna, Mika Häkkinen, Jonathan Palmer, Rubens Barrichello, Maurício Gugelmin and Eddie Irvine with his involvement in F3 and a racing academy in the 80s and 90s. Founded in 1981, WSR has won more than 70 races in Formula 3 and more than 20 class and outright wins in the BTCC.

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