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, 13th June, at Snetterton 300 Circuit in Norfolk.
With Josh Cook racing to sensational back-to-back victories in rounds one and two at Thruxton and 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 campaign, Cook leads the Independents Trophy and is second in the outright BTCC Drivers Championship in the No.66 Honda Civic Type-R FK8. BTC Racing is second too in the Independents Team Championship.
Jade Edwards, piloting the No.99 PHSC with BTC Racing entry, enjoyed a solid debut with the team in round one with a finish inside the overall top 20 and 14th in the Independents Trophy. After falling victim to an error by a rival in round two though, which caused major damage to her Honda, the whole team impressively repaired the car to pristine, race-ready condition for the day’s third race.
Unfortunately, Jade was forced to retire from round three when a brand new alternator, fitted on the new replacement engine, failed – a huge disappointment to everyone at BTC Racing after such an incredible effort.
Following Cammish’s great guest drive in the championship curtain-raiser, he has had to honour his original commitments for the rest of the 2021 motor racing season in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship. All at BTC Racing thank him for his solid, professional contribution at Thruxton.
In his place, for the remainder of the campaign, the team is very pleased to be joined by fellow touring car race winner Senna Proctor who will be racing with his recognisable No.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, 12th 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, Proctor 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 300 Circuit 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.
Diana Binks – Communications