A Rundown From The BTCC Opening Weekend

BTCC is back and bigger than ever for 2019. The first race took place on April 6th and quite a lot happened. We’ve collected some of the highlights from last weeks event, just in case you may have missed out on anything.

Josh Cook, driving in a Honda Civic Type R, smashed it in race 1, leading the race with a 50.808 best finish. Jake Hill followed behind him in an Audi S3 Saloon. In race 2, Andrew Jordan, driving the BMW 330i M Sport, came on top finishing with a 48.559 best. Ashley Sutton came second in his Subaru Levorg GT. The Honda Civic Type R took victory again in race 3, driven by Rory Butcher. He came first with a 48.491 best finish. Tom Chilton came second in his Ford Focus RS, just a few seconds short of taking first place.

Despite the wet weather, these drivers still managed to put their pedal to the medal. The Subaru Levorg’s new-for-2019 wet tyres were built for these kinds of conditions. The Ford Focus RS didn’t do as well in the half-hour session as it was guided into the gravel, resulting in the first of three red flags.

We’re looking forward to the next BTCC event at Donnington Park on the 27th of April. Will you be there? And what are your predictions? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.