Epps takes Dunlop #ForeverForward honours at Croft
RCIB Insurance Racing’s Michael Epps raced to the latest Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship #ForeverForward honours, gaining a total of 20 positions over the Croft weekend.
Yet another three rounds of unpredictability in BTCC 2016 yielded overtake after overtake at the North Yorkshire circuit. The action left Team JCT600 with GardX’s Rob Collard top of the overall Dunlop #ForeverForward pile, while post-Oulton Park leader Rob Austin slipped to third.
Martin Depper’s eye for a pass in the increasingly racy-looking Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R sees him stay in the overall top three having gained 17 positions at Croft. Team-mate Dan Lloyd recovered from a first corner coming-together with Colin Turkington in the opener to jump eight and ten places respectively in the latter two rounds. WIX Racing’s Adam Morgan made the biggest single gain of the weekend in race three as he scythed through the field from 31st to 14th.
Epps’s race three was the one that swung it for the Hertfordshire racer. A DNF in the second round was a shame for the Team HARD man, given the pace he and the Kent outfit had displayed over the early throes of the weekend, which went some way to being rewarded with his 14th, and points, in race one. Epps made the best of that non-finish in the second round, gaining 15 places in the final encounter of the weekend – no mean feat in a single round in the BTCC.
At the half-way stage of the campaign the results and standings are as follows:
Dunlop #ForeverForward drivers of the weekend
1 Michael Epps 20
2 Dan Lloyd 18
3 Adam Morgan/Martin Depper 17
Dunlop #ForeverForward overall standings
1 Rob Collard 77
2 Martin Depper 69
3 Rob Austin/Michael Epps 67