BTC RACING AIMING TO BUILD ON ‘DREAM START’ TO CAMPAIGN
Following a near dream start to the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship last month, pace-setting team BTC Racing is targeting more success when Rounds four, five and six take place this Sunday (13 June) at Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk.
With Josh Cook racing to sensational back-to-back victories in the opening two races of the campaign at Thruxton, whilst also setting fastest lap in all three races, plus guest driver Dan Cammish making it a fabulous BTC Racing one-two in the second contest, the Brackley squad tops the BTCC Teams’ Championship.
Going into the second event of the season, Cook leads the Independents’ Trophy and is second in the outright BTCC Drivers’ Standings in the #66 Honda Civic Type R.
Jade Edwards, piloting the #99 PHSC with BTC Racing entry, enjoyed a solid debut with the team taking a top 20 finish in round one. After falling victim to an error by a rival in round two, which caused major damage to her Honda, the whole team impressively repaired the car to race-ready condition for the day’s third race.
Unfortunately, Edwards was forced to retire from round three due to a technical failure – a huge disappointment to everyone at BTC Racing after such an incredible effort.
Following Cammish’s great guest drive in the curtain-raiser, he has had to honour his original commitments for the rest of the 2021 motor racing season in Porsche Carrera Cup GB.
In his place, for the remainder of the campaign, the team is very pleased to be joined by fellow race-winner Senna Proctor, who will be racing with his recognisable #18. Proctor became a proud father for the first time in May, so the team sends huge congratulations to him and his family as well as extending a very warm welcome to BTC Racing.
Free practice at Snetterton this Saturday, 12 June, will be Proctor’s maiden run behind the wheel of the BTC Racing Honda and he will therefore be straight in at the deep end. With four years’ experience in the BTCC, though, the 22-year-old is one to watch and will be hungry for success, determined to hit the ground running.
In addition to spectators making a very welcome return trackside at the weekend, the event will also mark the return of the BTCC Qualifying Top Ten Showdown – first used at Snetterton last season. Instead of the usual 30-minute session, competitors will have 25 minutes to set their best times before the quickest 10 drivers then take part in a 10-minute pole position showdown.
The qualifying session will be streamed via itv.com/btcc on Saturday from 1430, while the race day coverage will be broadcast live on ITV4 between 1100-1815 on Sunday.