July 10th, 2013
Jason Plato was fastest on the second and final day of the British Touring Car Dunlop tyre test at Snetterton. With cars running soft, medium and prototype rubber compounds, direct comparison was difficult, but Plato’s MG6 was fastest in both morning and afternoon sessions. The double champion’s 1m57.248s best right at the end of the test was 0.3s faster than team-mate Sam Tordoff’s day one benchmark, and also Frank Wrathall’s 2012 pole time
July 5th, 2013
Nick Tandy has tested a British Touring Car NGTC machine for the first time at Brands Hatch, driving a Motorbase Ford Focus. The factory Porsche GT racer has previously competed in British GT with the squad, which has had a difficult season in the BTCC so far in 2013. Team boss David Bartrum now hopes to run the 28-year-old former McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award finalist and British Formula 3 race winner in the official TOCA test at Snetterton next week.
June 23rd, 2013
Matt Neal won the wet reversed-grid British Touring Car race at Croft after a controlled drive. Heavy rain, that started just before the race, left the drivers little option but to start on wets, meaning that most of the runners did not have to use the soft slick tyre over the weekend. Despite a quick start from Rob Collard, it was his WSR BMW team-mate Nick Foster who grabbed the lead into the first corner, while Neal moved through from row three to third on the opening lap
June 22nd, 2013
Colin Turkington gave WSR’s NGTC BMW its first British Touring Car pole by topping a dramatic qualifying session at Croft.