BTCC Snetterton 1: Turkington stripped of win

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Colin Turkington crossed the line first at the end of the first BTCC race at Snetterton – but was disqualified after post-race inspection revealed his car was 5kg underweight. That meant Team Halford’s Gordon Shedden inherited the win, ahead of Turkington’s team mate Tom Onslow-Cole and Vauxhall’s Tom Chilton.

BTCC Oulton 1: Giovanardi takes championship lead

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Fabrizio Giovanardi moved into the lead of the championship by finishing second behind Gordon Shedden. Shedden took his first win of 2007 and the second for Team Halfords’ new Honda Civic. Colin Turkington was third after starting on pole. Former championship leader Jason Plato could only manage seventh while carrying maximum ballast on his Seat.

“Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion” (Gordon Kirby, 2001)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lewis Hamilton is a cracking F1 driver. But just how good a racer is he, really? I want to see how he would adapt his turn-in style to the British Touring Car Championship in a front wheel drive Seat Leon. I want to see him tackle the Indianapolis 500 where they turn 230mph average laps … Continue reading “Mario Andretti: A Driving Passion” (Gordon Kirby, 2001)

This week’s F1 alternative: Indy car Milwaukee

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

There’s no F1 race this weekend but there’s a whole world of F1 alternatives to choose from. The Indy car race at the Milwaukee Mile was traditionally held the weekend following the Indianapolis 500. That tradition has been restored this year as the IRL cars return to Milwaukee this weekend – following the prestigious Indy … Continue reading This week’s F1 alternative: Indy car Milwaukee

The Ben Evans Column – Troubled touring cars

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Bank Holiday’s absence of F1 action gave me a chance to catch up on some Touring Car action for the first time this year and to be honest it was depressing viewing. Whilst televised tin-top racing has long been flattered by clever editing and trick regulations, the big three series (BTCC, WTCC and DTM) … Continue reading The Ben Evans Column – Troubled touring cars