BTCC – PLATO AND TORDOFF AIM TO KEEP UP THE MOMENTUM AT THRUXTON

Jason Plato, MG KX Momentum Racing Team

Jason Plato, MG KX Momentum Racing Team

MG KX Momentum racers Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff are looking forward to conquering one of the most daunting British Touring Car Championship racetracks in the United Kingdom this weekend when they take on the challenges of Thruxton in Hampshire. Read more of this post

BTCC – HONDA YUASA RACING HEADS TO HIGH-SPEED THRUXTON

Honda Yuasa Racing Civic with Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden

Honda Yuasa Racing Civic with Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden

Honda Yuasa Racing stars Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden will continue their push in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at the fastest circuit on the calendar this weekend. Read more of this post

BTCC – BTCC makes high-speed visit to Hampshire

Btcc LogoThruxton the next stop for UK’s premier motor sport series

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship visits the fastest circuit in the UK this holiday weekend (4/5 May) when a packed grid takes on the high-speed challenge of the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire. Read more of this post

FRenaultBARC – MALVERN SURGES INTO CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AT THRUXTON

Podium (l-r) Vernon, Malvern, Webster

Scott Malvern (Barkingside, Ilford) surged to the top of the 2012 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship standings for the first time at Thruxton in Hampshire on Sunday, 17th June, thanks to his second win of the season in round six added to a top five finish, and fastest lap, in round seven. Read more of this post

FRenault BARC – MORRIS LEADING THE WAY AS FR BARC HEADS TO ULTRA-FAST THRUXTON

Seb Morris leading at Rockingham

Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship leader Seb Morris (Marford, Wrexham) will arrive at Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire next Sunday, 17th June, hoping to add to his tally of three race wins during rounds six and seven of the 2012 season. Read more of this post

BTCC – Great recovery from Honda Yuasa Racing at Thruxton

Honda Yuasa Racing at Thruxton

The Honda Yuasa Racing team overcame setbacks and appalling conditions to win two races at the third round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton. Read more of this post

BTCC – Wins for Jackson & Shedden at wet and wild Thruxton but Plato still leads

Gordon Shedden and Mat Jackson

Warwickshire’s Mat Jackson and Fife’s Gordon Shedden, the latter with a victory double, shared the wins in today’s three rain-soaked Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races at the high-speed Thruxton circuit in Hampshire.
Oxford’s Jason Plato continues to lead the points table but only just from new second-placed man Shedden as Britain’s premier motor racing championship now heads to the spectacular Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire for its next three races on the weekend of 9/10 June. Read more of this post

BTCC – Jordan on pole position at Thruxton as chief title rivals hit trouble

Jordan on his way to pole position at Thruxton

Andrew Jordan has taken pole position for the first of tomorrow’s three Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races at Hampshire’s high-speed Thruxton circuit, but there were major problems in this afternoon’s qualifying session for three of the series’ big names, Gordon Shedden, Jason Plato and Matt Neal. Read more of this post

BTCC – Honda Yuasa Racing stars return to scene of past glory

Gordon Shedden (GBR) Honda Yuasa Racing Honda Civic

Honda Yuasa Racing Team stars Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden will be looking to continue their strong start to the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship as the series moves to Thruxton this weekend. Read more of this post

FRenaultBARC – Dominant Double For Points Leader Zamparelli At Thruxton

Jakob Ebrey Photography

Antel Motorsport’s Dino Zamparelli (Bristol) produced a perfect double race winning performance just when he needed to at Thruxton on Saturday, 3rd September, during the penultimate event of the 2011 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship. Read more of this post

FRenault BARC – Championship battle couldnt be closer ahead of Thruxton one dayer

Jakob Ebrey Photography

Only four races remain in the fight to be crowned 2011 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Champion and ahead of next weekend’s penultimate event of the season at Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire, just six points separate the top three in the driver standings. Read more of this post

BTCC – Strong pace but no points at Thruxton for Toyota

Toyota

Toyota’s independent BTCC racer Frank Wrathall and his Dynojet Racing team endured a character-building weekend at Thruxton, venue for the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

For although Frank and his ‘Next Generation Touring Car’ Avensis showed flashes of strong pace, reliability problems prevented the team from claiming any hard results with which to reward their hard work with the all-new machine.

A broken suspension component set the scene in Saturday’s free practice, and then a drama-filled qualifying session left Wrathall 19th on the grid. It was very much a case of what might have been for 24-year-old Frank, whose hopes of a grid slot nearer the sharp end were frustrated by a leaking fuel line half way through the session.

Earlier in the day Frank posted a best lap time of 1m 20.680s in free practice and the Lancashire 24-year-old was confident that there was at least a second more to come given a clear run.

Alas Frank’s chance to prove his point was robbed from him by the fuel leak which manifested itself after just eight laps around the super-fast Hampshire circuit. Wrathall’s best up to that point was a lap of 1m 21.655s.

“It’s so frustrating to go out in a car which you know is capable of great things, and then to not be able to get a decent lap,” said Frank. “However, we have to be grateful it was a problem which was not too hard to fix; things could have been worse.”

Sunday’s first race started well enough, with Frank gaining places on the opening lap and beginning to relish the prospect of picking off some more rivals as the race wore on. Alas, on lap three, there was an overheating problem and Frank was forced to the pits.

“It was going really well,” said Frank. “I was making up places and setting my sights on the cars ahead, and then the engine temperature shot up and it went into ‘limp mode’.”

The problem was traced to a blown gasket – not the work of a moment to repair, and Frank was forced to sit out race two while work continued under the bonnet.

Hopes were high for a clean run in the final race of the day, and again there was an initial flash of speed, several places gained and then a third-lap retirement with a repeat of the overheating issue.

Wrathall’s second lap saw him post a time of 1m 19.727s – his best of the weekend, and a top-12 lap time for the race as a whole. “That was a good time, but it was not a good lap,” said Frank, “because I was caught up in traffic. The frustrating things is that I know the Toyota is capable of even better, and I am just longing for the opportunity to prove the point.”

Dynojet Racing’s machine was the sole Toyota representative at Thruxton, Speedworks Motorsport having chosen not to run the Avensis of Tony Hughes, which suffered major damage in the third of the Donington races a fortnight ago, to instead concentrate on preparation for their home races at Oulton Park.

Both Speedworks and Dynojet Racing now have the relative luxury of a month’s break in the BTCC calendar before those races in Cheshire in a month’s time (5 June).

BTCC – Honda Racing Team – BTCC Thruxton Race Review

Honda Racing Team

The Honda Racing Team stormed to a pair of one-two finishes in the third meeting of the 2011 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton on Sunday and now head all of the series’ points tables. Read more of this post

BTCC – Cruze “Windsor” race in wedding weekend thriller at Thruxton

Chevrolet

The eyes of the country may have been on Wills and Kate for the first part of the weekend, but there was a plenty of action at Thruxton on Sunday, as the Hampshire Circuit hosted the third meeting of the 2011 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. Read more of this post

BTCC – Neal leads title race after sharing Thruxton wins with Shedden & Plato

BTCC Media

Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal and Jason Plato shared the race wins in today’s three spectacular Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races at the high speed Thruxton circuit in Hampshire. As a result it is Worcestershire’s Neal, this year seeking a third BTCC Drivers’ crown, who leads the points table as the championship now heads to the picturesque Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire for its next three races of 2011 on Sunday 5 June. Read more of this post