THE GOODYEAR WINGFOOT AWARD: MID-SEASON REPORT
As we’re halfway through this year’s Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship campaign, let’s check in to see how the Goodyear Wingfoot Award for drivers’ qualifying performance is shaping up so far in 2022…
It’s two-time Wingfoot Award winner Colin Turkington leading the standings with a pair of top-points hauls as we head into the second half of the season, and a 12-point advantage over rival Jake Hill.
ROKiT MB Motorsport’s Hill took the top spot after his season-opening pole position at Donington Park back in April, but Team BMW’s Turkington was hot on his heels, and the pair were neck and neck after the second event of the year.
Tom Ingram occupies third, having put his Bristol Street Motors with EXCELR8 TradePriceCars Hyundai into P1 at Oulton Park, with the 28-year-old just one point behind Hill.
Having clinched second in the latest qualifying session, Halfords Racing with Cataclean’s Dan Rowbottom sits fourth, a further 14 points in arrears, ahead of reigning BTCC titleholder Ash Sutton (NAPA Racing UK).
The only driver outside of the top three to have secured pole position in 2022 so far is Rich Energy BTC Racing’s Josh Cook, who holds tenth having only bagged points in three of the five qualifying sessions.
With Turkington and Hill having swapped places early on in the season, it’s still all to play for as the drivers battle it out for that coveted Goodyear Wingfoot Award with the campaign due to get back underway next weekend at Knockhill (30/31 July).
Check out the full standings at this point in the season here.