Britek Motorsport was an Australian Supercars motor racing team owned by Bathurst 1000 winning driver Jason Bright. Established in 2005, the team originally ran as an independent team, however since 2010, its only remaining asset has been one Racing Entitlement Contract, which was most recently used to enter a fourth Ford FG X Falcon for Prodrive Racing Australia in 2017, officially under the Britek name, then leased out for a further two seasons. This was sold ahead of the 2020 season.
Britek Motorsport was formed in 2005 as part of Jason Bright's deal to switch from Holden to Ford. As part of his package, Ford Performance Racing (FPR) assisted in establishing the team in return for Bright committing to driving for FPR for two years. V8 Supercars deemed there was a link between Britek and Ford Performance Racing and thus grouped them, preventing Britek from testing its cars. The team received sponsorship from Fujitsu, which it would retain until the end of the 2009 season.
The team's drivers for the 2005 season were Steve Owen and Matthew White, who were subsequently replaced in 2006 by Warren Luff and the second car was shared by José Fernández and Tony Ricciardello with the Racing Entitlement Contract leased to Mark Porter for his Holden team for the PlaceMakers V8 International at Pukekohe in New Zealand.
Jason Bright left Ford Performance Racing in 2007 to drive for Britek, and in doing so joining the ranks of driver-team owners. He was joined for the season by Alan Gurr. In 2007, Britek showed promise with Bright at the wheel and were able to break into the top ten a few times. At the 2007 Bathurst 1000, Bright, driving with Adam Macrow at one point was leading the race but later crashed due to the combination of cold slick tyres and wet weather while running well inside the top ten.
In 2008, Alan Gurr was replaced by former Champ Car and Australian Carrera Cup Championship racer Marcus Marshall. At the end of the year, following the loss of Ford factory sponsorship, Bright closed the team.
Stone Brothers Racing
Bright concluded a deal with Stone Brothers Racing to race a customer BF and later FG Falcon for the 2009 season, with Bright out performing the Stone Brothers' cars on a number of occasions. Bright's second Racing Entitlement Contract was leased to Paul Cruikshank Racing for the season before it was sold at the end of the year to Tekno Autosports.
Brad Jones Racing
In 2010, Bright joined Brad Jones Racing as a full-time driver. The remaining Britek licence has been used to enter a third Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore, with Karl Reindler driving in 2010 and 2011, David Wall in 2012 and 2013, and Dale Wood in 2014 and 2015. Tim Blanchard took over the driving for 2016.
Prodrive Racing Australia
Lease to Matt Stone Racing and eventual sale
Following Bright’s retirement from full-time driving, the Racing Entitlement Contract was leased to Matt Stone Racing for 2018 and 2019. This provided them with the opportunity to step up as a team from the Super2 Series. Bright and Britek were not involved in the operations beyond the leasing of the REC. Matt Stone Racing were forced to return the REC at the conclusion of the 2019 season, as regulations prohibit the leasing of a REC for greater than two years; they replaced this with one acquired from the exiting Garry Rogers Motorsport. This returned control of the REC to Britek; they elected to sell it at this point to Peter Smith, father of debuting driver Jack, to underpin his full-time entry, operated by Brad Jones Racing.
Supercars Championship drivers
The following is a list of drivers who have driven for the team in Supercars, in order of their first appearance. Drivers who only drove for the team on a part-time basis are listed in italics.
- Steve Owen (2005)
- Matthew White (2005)
- José Fernández (2005–06)
- Warren Luff (2006–07)
- Tony Ricciardello (2006)
- Adam Macrow (2006–07)
- Jason Bright (2007–09, 2017)
- Alan Gurr (2007)
- Marcus Marshall (2008)
- Matt Halliday (2008)
- Karl Reindler (2009–11)
- David Wall (2010–13)
- Fabrizio Giovanardi (2010–11)
- Chris Pither (2012–14)
- Jamie Campbell-Walter (2012)
- Dale Wood (2014–15)
- Macauley Jones (2015–16)
- Tim Blanchard (2016)
- Garry Jacobson (2017)
Britek also briefly ran Ford's official entry in the Australian Rally Championship, the two Ford Fiesta Super 2000 cars driven by Michael Guest and Darren Windus. This deal fell through in early 2008 when the program was abandoned after Pirtek announced that they could no longer sponsor the team. Britek briefly fielded an entry for Windus before winding up the rally team.
Complete Bathurst 1000 results
|2005||25||Ford Falcon BA|| Steve Owen
|52||Ford Falcon BA|| José Fernández
|2006||25||Ford Falcon BA|| Warren Luff
|26||Ford Falcon BA|| José Fernández
|2007||25||Ford Falcon BF|| Jason Bright
|26||Ford Falcon BF|| Alan Gurr
|2008||25||Ford Falcon BF|| Jason Bright
|26||Ford Falcon BF|| Marcus Marshall
|2009||25||Ford Falcon FG|| Jason Bright
|2010||21||Holden Commodore VE|| Karl Reindler
|2011||21||Holden Commodore VE|| Karl Reindler
|2012||21||Holden Commodore VE|| David Wall
|2013||21||Holden Commodore VF|| David Wall
|2014||21||Holden Commodore VF|| Dale Wood
|2015||21||Holden Commodore VF|| Dale Wood
|2016||21||Holden Commodore VF|| Tim Blanchard
|2017||56||Ford Falcon FG X|| Jason Bright
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- Karl Reindler secures full-time V8 ride Speedcafe 30 November 2009
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- "BJR adds fourth full-time entry for 2020". Supercars.com. 13 November 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2020.