KELTY race ace Ronan Pearson received a boost ahead of his successful race weekend on home turf with the announcement of a new partnership.

County Durham-based RFID (radio frequency identification) product manufacturer, Identec, have teamed-up with the talented 21-year-old, who achieved the best results of his debut Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Knockhill last weekend.

Ahead of rounds 19, 20 and 21 of the 2023 series, Identec, which has firmly established itself as an industry leader since being founded almost 40 years ago, became another of Ronan's partner for the remainder of this year's championship.

An industry leader, the company maufactures a range of radio frequency identification 'hands-free' tags and readers, which can be used for both commercial and industrial use.

RFID is widely used in a range of sectors that include safety, time and attendance, healthcare, parking and sporting applications, and Identec readers identify the tags and direction of travel at strategic locations.

Ronan said he was "delighted" to welcome Identec onboard for the remainder of the season, adding that he "cannot thank them enough for believing in me and trusting the package that we can deliver".

Gary Vasey, managing director of Identec Ltd, commented: "Personally, I have been a keen follower of the BTCC for many years and have enjoyed the experience of attending events to watch all of the action trackside.

"The opportunity for Identec to get involved in the series and link up with Ronan is one that was too good to miss, as our constant focus on attention to detail fits in perfectly with the aspirations of Ronan as he strives for perfection on the track.

"We look forward to getting our new partnership underway, and hope that we can enjoy plenty of success together across the remainder of the season."

The first weekend of the new partnership saw Ronan saw him post fifth and seventh places in the opening two races, before finishing fourth in the third.

Drawn on the reverse grid pole position, he led for a long period of the final race, and was running third in the final lap, which would have given him his first BTCC podium.

However, with team-mate Tom Ingram just behind him, and chasing points in the title race, Ronan moved aside to allow him to pass.

His fourth place was his best race finish in the series to date, and his efforts saw him take his place on the rostrum as the winner of the weekend's Jack Sears Cup.

In addition, it also allowed him to still take his place on the rostrum as the winner of the weekend's Jack Sears Cup.

Bearing the name of the series' first-ever champion, the Jack Sears Trophy is open to all drivers who, at the start of the season, hadn't recorded an overall podium finish, or the Jack Sears Trophy, previously, and a trophy is awarded at each race weekend to the top eligible driver.

The BTCC returns this weekend at Donington Park GP.