Brits on Tour Issue No:1 - Thruxton

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The Kwikfit British Touring Car 2019 Magazine produced by The Sandbag Times

Thruxton Circuit played host to a

hugely successful Dare To Be Different

(D2BD) event earlier today, as over 100

schoolgirls got a first-hand experience

of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car

Championship.

The Hampshire circuit teamed up

with the pioneering charity to put

on an action-packed day of activities

designed to inspire more girls to get into

motorsport.

BTCC News

BTCC and Thruxton join forces with Dare To Be Different

Story: BTCC.net

Pupils from local primary schools were

invited to Britain’s fastest racetrack ahead

of this weekend’s BTCC event, taking

part in garage tours and meeting star

drivers such as Jason Plato, Tom Ingram,

Josh Cook and Michael Crees.

D2BD, founded by former Williams F1

test driver Susie Wolff and Motorsport

UK, is an initiative designed to inspire

female participation and challenge

preconceptions in a traditionally maleorientated

environment.

And today’s event gave attendees a

chance to get up close and personal with

the BTCC through exclusive access to the

Thruxton paddock, as well as developing

their STEM (Science, Technology,

Engineering and Maths) skills with a

number of tricky engineering challenges.

The schoolgirls then tried a spot of

presenting with ITV Sport journalist and

D2BD Ambassador Louise Goodman,

taking the place of the host, interviewer

and interview subject to get an insight

into motorsport media.

The group also tested their reactions

and questioned engineers about their

roles within the teams before getting

their hands dirty with the Pirelli Pit-Stop

Challenge.

Read more on this story here...

TOCA on Clampdown for

Driver Infractions

2019 has seen an increase in

reprimands and penalties issued by

TOCA to reduce driver infractions

Driver safety has been a concern for

the governing body during the new

season which has already seen one

driver, Andrew Jordan being taken to

hospital following a race incident.

Qualifying at Thruxton saw veteran

racer Mark Blundell receiving a verbal

warning following contact with the

Motorbase Ford Focus of Tom Chilton

which sent him into the barrier causing

significant damage.

Halfords Yuasa Racing and Honda top the table as the Kwikfit

BTCC heads to Croft

The Halfords Yuasa Honda combination

topped the Manufacturers and Team

title race following a huge points haul at

Thruxton on Sunday.

Dan Cammish set the standard with

two 3rd place podium finishes and a

sixth place in the final race while team

mate Matt Neal put up another solid

performance with a 7th, 5th and 4th

placing him 5th in the drivers hunt and

in a great position to mount an attack for

his 4th title.

Cammish narrowly missed out on Pole in

qualifying, after beating his team mates

lap record set last year, by Sam Tordoff.

The action continues on June 15th at

Croft in Yorkshire which is renowned

for being a rear wheel drive dominant

circuit. Read more on Cammish on P7.

Penalties were also handed out to a

significant amount of drivers during

qualifications as track limits were

exceeded and a further six penalties

were handed out during the three

races on Sunday which included

Senna Proctor, Bobby Thompson and

newcomer Michael Crees following

incidents with Blundell and Nicholas

Hamilton.

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