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BTCC | RDS 19|20|21 – THRUXTON 2019

With Rockingham no longer on the BTCC calendar, the teams returned to Thruxton for a second outing this weekend. The round in May was dominated by the WSR BMW’s but with a mid-season change in the balance of performance, the advantage swung back in favour of the front-wheel-drive cars the track is more suited to. Despite there being a two-week gap from Snetterton the battle between old teammates Plato and Sutton was being discussed by media and fans alike which filled the gap until this round. The first few minutes…

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BTCC | RD 16/17/18 – SNETTERTON 2019

The traditional summer break is one that seems to drag its heels for drivers, teams and spectators alike. With the return to racing, however, the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship descended upon Snetterton and where once the rumble of American bombers rolled across the Norfolk countryside, today it is home to the sounds of action, excitement and motorsport. The talking point of the weekend was the decision to dispense with the traditional tyre compound selection. For the first time, all 3 compounds were available to use, albeit one tyre…

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BRITGT | RD4 & 5 – DONNINGTON 2019

With no Rockingham on the calendar for British GT this season, Donington hosts the first of a doubleheader, with the track again being used again later in the season for the more traditional deciding round. The two-hour race is the second enduro race of the season and marks the halfway spot in the championship in which the Barwell Lamborghini’s sit in first and second spot in the overall championship, Phil Keen and Adam Balon above Sam de Haan and Jonny Cocker.  As in the qualifying for the previous round, both…

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BTCC | RD 10/11/12 – CROFT 2019

Andrew Jordan continued his winning form in the new BMW 3-Series by taking his 4th and 5th wins of the season at Croft. A brace of dominant lights to flag victories in the first two races of the day and a solid 8th placed finish in the reverse grid race propelled the West Surrey Racing driver from 9th to 4th in the championship standings. Ash Sutton celebrated his 100th BTCC start for Race 1, enjoying a relatively uneventful race in the process but following on from contact with the ever-improving…

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BRITGT | RD3 | SILVERSTONE 500 2019

The third round of the British GT championship descended on Silverstone for the first of the seasons longer endurance races, the three hour Silverstone 500. After a successful double race win at Snetterton, Barwell Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan piloted by Phil Keen and Adam Balon sat atop the GT3 championship standings, ahead of their sister car driven by Sam de Hann and Jonny Cocker. Looking to improve on the last two rounds would be the TF motorsport Aston Martin Vantages, which were victorious in this event last year. In the GT4 class…

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BTCC | RD 7/8/9 | THRUXTON 2019

The third round of the British Touring Car Championship headed to Hampshire and the quickest track on the calendar at Thruxton. Ash Sutton went into the three race meet in the lead of the championship by a small margin, but the double race win at Donington by Colin Turkington had moved him up to third in the championship,  just behind Josh Cook. Parts of the Hampshire circuit had been resurfaced over the winter period, which would likely mean that what was already a quick track was probably set to become…

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MOTOGP | RD5 | LE-MANS – FRANCE 2019

Round 5 of the 2019 season took place at another of the iconic tracks which feature on the MotoGP calendar, Le Mans. As usual, the weather guaranteed nothing here so who would have known just what kind of a race that would have been in store. Throughout the Free Practice (FP) sessions, turn 3 collected the most victims for crashes and the tyre choices were a bit of an issue for most riders. Yet again one of the big named riders fell into the trap of not getting a good…

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MOTOGP | RD4 | JEREZ – SPAIN 2019

Well, here we are at the first of a number of European rounds which are considered to be better and more favourable tracks for the majority of the riders. Whilst the fly-away tracks are interesting and do provide good racing, the majority being European are more comfortable with these tracks; as they are both nearer to home and provide better facilities. Due to the nature of the track, Jerez has provided a lot of good duels and battles over the years. The crowds are always out early in high numbers…

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F1 | RD4 | AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX 2019

The Formula 1 circus arrived at its next stop in the picturesque Azerbaijan for Round 4 of the 2019 Championship. Last time out in China for the 1000th F1 race, Britain’s Lewis Hamilton won with a commanding performance to deliver a Mercedes one-two alongside teammate Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton also overtook Bottas to lead the drivers’ standings and although in Azerbaijan, Mercedes would continue their dominance with yet another 1-2 finish (their fourth this season), it would be Bottas who would regain his position at the top of the Championship. A…

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BTCC | RD 4/5/6 | DONINGTON PARK 2019

The KwikFit British Touring Car Championship rolled into Leicestershire for the second meeting of the 2019 season. Donington Park has a rich history of providing some outstanding racing; think back to a sodden European Grand Prix in 1993 and a sterling first lap effort from Ayrton Senna. Rounds 4, 5 and 6 were no different, albeit from the other side of the fence for many. Reigning champion Colin Turkington took a brace of lights to flag victories and looked comfortable with the new West Surrey Racing entered BMW 3-Series, doubling…

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