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Jack Goff, Senna Proctor and Ingram take wins in thrilling opener

Rising stars Jack Goff, Senna Proctor and Tom Ingram shared the victory spoils in a hugely entertaining opening weekend of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.

Goff started from pole and won the opening race in his Eurotech Honda Civic Type R, although he had to fend off a strong challenge from former champion Colin Turkington (WSR BMW). 

The second race was a thriller, as a drying track shuffled the order. Speedworks Toyota Avensis driver Ingram led most of the way from Andrew Jordan (WSR BMW) and Goff, but when the track dried late on the wet-shod frontrunners faded and those who had gambled on slicks charged to the front.

Aiden Moffatt (Laser Tools Mercedes) and Proctor (Powed Maxed Vauxhall Astra) led the way, before clashing while battling for the lead. Proctor, 19, survived and held on for his maiden win, ahead of Jake Hill (Volkswagen CC).

Having faded to 11th in race two, Ingram scythed through the order in race three, overhauling the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta of Rob Austin to claim victory – and the early points lead.

Here are some more things we learned from Brands Hatch…

Goff’s a defensive demon

Sometime Rolls-Royce driver Goff’s third BTCC race win came on a difficult slippery track, and under immense pressure from Turkington. It also showed that BTCC drivers are capable of racing hard but fair.

“Colin had better traction out of the final corner with his rear-wheel drive car, and we had a little rub on one occasion, but he’s a very fair driver and we came out fighting,” said Goff.

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The BTCC’s 32-car field is rich with depth – it now contains 18 race winners – and the opening weekend showed that even the smaller teams can run at the front.

As well as the Power Maxed Vauxhall team taking its first win, there were maiden podiums for the new HMS Racing Alfa Romeo, and Ollie Jackson’s AmD Tuning Audi S3.

Next round: Donington Park (Leics), April 29

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Morty 9 April 2018

TV coverage

As a foreigner living in Spain, but with British TV channels, can anyone tell me which channel show the races?

HumberView 9 April 2018

Morty wrote:

Morty wrote:

As a foreigner living in Spain, but with British TV channels, can anyone tell me which channel show the races?

ITV4, Freeview 24.

I switched to F1, saw 1 lonely car on track then 1 in the pits, then switched back to BTCC, saw Ginettas oversteering, an A-Class smashing into the tyres & a 911 flying through the air doing a 720. Excellent cosy rainy-day BTCC action.

Morty 9 April 2018

l can relate to that!!

l can relate to that!!

Thank you very much!

tomhlord 9 April 2018

BTCC

Great racing at the weekend, really enjoyable.