BTCC 1st April 2012

07th April 2012
1st April saw the return of the ever exciting BTCC to Brands Hatch in Kent (No April fools joke!) Brand Hatch sees the first 3 rounds of the season, with Dave Newsham on pole, and Matt Neal alongside him on the front role.

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Jason Plato, 2 times BTCC Champion, returned for his 11th season in a new car for MG KX Momentum Racing. Matt Neal also returns for his 11th season to defend his Championship title, in a Honda Civic for the 3rd Season in a row. Both drivers are well known for their competitive nature, and are often having "Racing Incidents" over the course of previous seasons, so expect more of this in the coming races.

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Race 1 Report:
Collard's emotional race 1 win
1. Robert Collard
2. Matt Neal
3. Tom Onslow-Cole

Race 2 Report:
Neal takes historic win
1. Matt Neal
2. Andrew Jordan
3. Jason Plato

Race 3 Report:
Plato gives MG winning return

1. Jason Plato
2. Andrew Jordan
3. Dave Newsham

Also, alongside the BTCC races, there was support from the Ginetta GT Supercup, Ginetta Junior Championship, Renault Clio Cup & Porsche Carrera Cup GB. Ginetta Juniors are Ginetta G40 cars that are identical and have sealed engines, gearboxes and differentials so no modifications can be made to make the series even, driven by 14-17 year olds.

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The day was very enjoyable, with some very, fast action racing, numerous "racing incidents", and cars visiting the kitty litter. Well worth coming to Brands when they return at the end of October

BTCC set on Flickr
BTCC Official Site
Brands Hatch

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