BTC Racing drivers Josh Cook, Senna Proctor and Jade Edwards experienced a tough Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship qualifying session at Snetterton 300 Circuit this afternoon, Saturday, 12th June – but all three remain positive for raceday at the Norfolk track tomorrow.
With the very flat surface of the 2.97-mile circuit and two long straights not playing to the strengths of the team’s trio of Honda Civic Type-R FK8 cars, and adding in heavy success ballast for the cars of Cook and team debutant Proctor, the session was ultimately disappointing for the Brackley team.
Double Thruxton race winner Cook, who arrived at Snetterton second in the outright championship and leading the Independents Trophy standings, carried 66kg extra for qualifying – and will also do so in race one. He ended the session 17th fastest overall, 10th quickest in the Independents class.
Proctor, who has to carry 39kg of ballast due to Dan Cammish’s success in the car during the season opener at Thruxton, will begin his first race as a BTC driver 22nd on the overall grid – 14th in the Independents. Jade Edwards, piloting the PHSC with BTC Racing entered Honda Civic, will line-up 25th on the grid for tomorrow’s opening encounter and 16th in the Independents Trophy battle.
Round four of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship is scheduled to get underway at 11.35 on Sunday, 13th June, with round five following at 14.30 and round six taking place at 17.20 – all three races will be contested over 12 laps.
Live action of each contest will be screened on ITV4, through the ITV Hub and at www.itv.com/btcc
Diana Binks – Communications