Driver Profile

Daniel Rowbottom’s career began in karting, winning the 2001 Super 1 National Comer Cadet Championship and the Renault Elite League – Super Libre title in 2005. A move to cars followed in 2008 with a season in the SEAT Cupra Championship, before funding halted his progression.

He returned to racing in 2015 in the Lotus Elise Trophy and moved into the Renault UK Clio Cup in 2016. He was a triple race-winner in the single-make series in 2018 on his way to fourth place in the overall standings.

Rowbottom made his BTCC debut in 2019 in a Ciceley Motorsport-run Mercedes-Benz A-Class and was due to stick with the squad for 2020 before the season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in him unfortunately being unable to continue with the campaign.

In 2021 we saw Rowbottom return to the series in the Halfords Racing with Cataclean Honda Civic Type R, alongside team-mate Gordon Shedden, bagging his first pole podiums, pole position and even a maiden victory at Oulton Park. In addition to these accolades, Rowbottom also dominated the Jack Sears Trophy, sealing his victory in the category during the penultimate race weekend of the campaign.

The Kidderminster racer continued with the Team Dynamics-run squad in 2022, which saw Rowbottom claim a pole position, as well as a further podium finish at Croft. Rowbottom continued to find flashes of speed across events, regularly placing himself in the top ten or on its coattails, rounding out the season in 12th overall in the championship.

Rowbottom made the switch to NAPA Racing UK’s four-car outfit in 2023 as he aimed for more silverware. The 35-year old doubled both his career wins and podium numbers in the one season.

In 2024, Rowbottom will be looking to make that next jump as he looks to take the fight to champion teammate Ash Sutton, remaining with NAPA Racing UK for his second season with the team.