Joyless Kent NIMBYs spoil British Touring Car finale

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Very disappointing to read that the 2008 British Touring Car finale can’t be held on the full length Brands Hatch circuit. Once again the noise restriction regulations are to blame – nearby home owners crying “Not In My Back Yard” prevent the circuit from being able to use the excellent Grand Prix loop for more … Continue reading Joyless Kent NIMBYs spoil British Touring Car finale

BTCC Thruxton 1 ?????? Giovanardi leads Plato home

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

The British Touring Car title duellists Fabrizio Giovanardi and Jason Plato finished first and second in the first race at Thruxton. The first of the three races that will decide the title was hit by a spate of tyre failures that affected most of the title contenders?????? team mates. It leaves Plato six points ahead … Continue reading BTCC Thruxton 1 ?????? Giovanardi leads Plato home

This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

There’s plenty of good racing on this weekend while F1 has its last weekend off before the championship decider. Top of the bill has to be the thrillingly close title duel between Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi in British Touring Cars that’s been raging all year. But if you like your racing with a fat … Continue reading This week’s F1 alternative: BTCC Thruxton

WTCC Brands 1: Easy win for Menu

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Chevrolet’s Alain Menu cruised to a straightforward win from pole position at Brands Hatch. Behind him were James Thompson and BTCC racer Colin Turkington, also in the same positions they started. Jordi Gene sacrificed third place to Turkington so that he could let Yvan Muller in the other diesel Seat finish fourth. Gene ended the … Continue reading WTCC Brands 1: Easy win for Menu

BTCC Knockhill 3: Sheddon wins at home

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Team Halfords were rewarded for the effort of re-building Matt Neal’s car after Brands Hatch with a one-two finish led by home racer Gordon Sheddon. But the championship fight between Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi will go down to the wire as Plato came home third with the Vauxhall driver fifth.

BTCC Brands Hatch 1: Giovanardi wins through carnage

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Brands Hatch greeted the return of the British Touring Car Championship for its second event of the year with wet weather. It provoked an enormous crash on the first lap that left two drivers hospitalised, blocked the circuit and caused the race to be restarted. After a action-packed race it was the championship leaders that … Continue reading BTCC Brands Hatch 1: Giovanardi wins through carnage

This weekend’s F1 alternative: WSR Spa-Francorchamps

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Spa-Francorchamps has acted to solve some of the problems caused by its recent renovation – this weekend’s World Series by Renault round should reveal how successful they’ve been. The British F3 drivers were cutting the track at various places – can these faster, lower, more F1-like cars get away with doing the same? And how … Continue reading This weekend’s F1 alternative: WSR Spa-Francorchamps

ITV extends live BTCC coverage

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Two of the three British Touring Car rounds at Brands Hatch next week will be shown live on ITV. In addition to the third race being shown live on ITV1, the second race will be live on ITV4, and preceded by a full replay of the first race. See below for race times: