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Two liveried CarStore PMR Vauxhall Astras racing around Brands Hatch

CarStore & Power Maxed Racing

We're partners with Power Maxed Racing, who race in the British Touring Car Championship.

Why has CarStore partnered with Power Maxed Racing?

Liveried CarStore PMR Vauxhall Astra pulling into the pits at Brands Hatch

For decades, the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) has been recognised as a racing series for all to enjoy. Unlike Formula One, which is notoriously expensive for fans to enjoy in-person, the BTCC is readily accessible for everyone.

At CarStore, we pride ourselves on sharing similar values. We cater for a wide range of needs and budgets, and want everyone to feel like they're welcome when visiting one of our CarStore Centres.

Power Maxed Racing was built on the values of hard work and being driven, which is why we're proud to have become partners.

BTCC Calendar Dates 2024

  • Donington Park: Saturday 27th April and Sunday 28th April
  • Brands Hatch: Saturday 11th May and Sunday 12th May
  • Snetterton: Saturday 25th May and Sunday 26th May
  • Thruxton: Saturday 8th June and Sunday 9th June
  • Oulton Park: Saturday 22nd June and Sunday 23rd June
  • Croft: Saturday 27th July and Sunday 28th July
  • Knockhill: Saturday 10th August and Sunday 11th August
  • Donington Park: Saturday 24th August and Sunday 25th August
  • Silverstone: Saturday 21st September and Sunday 22nd September
  • Brands Hatch: Saturday 5th October and Sunday 6th October

Meet the Drivers

Aron Taylor-Smith

Aron Taylor-Smith returned to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship in 2021 following a three-year break from the series, piloting one of the new-for-2021 Cupra’s under the Team HARD.

BTCC Stats

  • Debut: Knockhill 2011
  • Races: 208
  • Wins: 4
  • Podiums: 18
  • Poles: 1
  • Fastest Laps: 3
  • Points: 1006

Previous Experience

  • 2011: Triple 8 Racing - BTCC
  • 2012: Redstone Racing - BTCC
  • 2013: Airwaves Racing - BTCC
  • 2014: CHROME Edition Restart Racing - BTCC
  • 2015: Team BMR RCIB Insurance - BTCC
  • 2016: Team BKR – BTCC
  • 2017: MG RCIB Insurance Racing – BTCC
  • 2018: Team Parker Racing – Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
  • 2019: RACE Performance - British GT Championship

Aaron Taylor-Smith, black background photo shot

Mikey Doble

Mikey is the Doble families third generation racing driver and is looking to follow in the footsteps of father Mike and Grandfather Mick by winning championships at the highest level. Like many drivers, Mikey began his motorsports career in karting. By the age of nine, Mikey was competing at the highest level of karting in the UK, the same proving grounds which saw Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Lando Norris begin their racing careers.

As his karting career came to a close, Mikey's focus began to shift towards golf. Mikey spent five years playing full time with the ambition to pursue a career in professional golf. He won multiple golf titles at county level, collegiate level and achieved a playing handicap of -1. During this period, Mikey's passion for motorsport never faded and 2018 saw his much anticipated return to racing, however this time in cars. Mikey completed his first season of cars, racing in the BMW Compact Cup, competing alongside his father Mike Doble who himself was making a return to racing after a decade out from behind the wheel.

After a strong rookie year which saw him race consistently within the top 15, 2019 was a substantial breakthrough year. Mikey finished the season fifth in the overall standings out of 45 entries. He was one of only two drivers to finish 16 out of 16 races inside the top 15, and he also finished the year with a second place finish.

Previous experience

  • 2012: Super 1 National Super Cadet Championship
  • 2018: BMW Compact Cup
  • 2019: BMW Compact Cup
  • 2020: BMW Compact Cup Championship
  • 2021: BMW Compact Cup, 2nd, Ginetta GT5 Challenge – Pro
  • 2022: Ginetta GT5 Challenge – Champion, BMW Compact Cup Champion

Mikey Doble, black background photo shot

About our partnership and 2023 Season Results 

Supporting our aim to become the nation's favourite automotive retailer, we've committed to a long-term partnership with Power Maxed Racing.

You'll be able to see CarStore branding across the two Vauxhall Astra racing cars that are utilised by Power Maxed Racing.

If you'd like to see the CarStore Power Maxed Racing team in action, then you'll be able to follow them on ITV during race weekends.

 

2023 Season Stats:

  • 2nd in Independent Team rankings
  • Mikey Doble 2nd in Jack Sears Trophy 
  • Aron Taylor-Smith 2nd and Mikey Doble 5th in Independent Drivers  
Take a look at a few highlights from the 2023 season in photo gallery opposite

 

 

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