With only five days to go til the next BTCC race, what should we be expecting? On 10/11 June, Croft will be marking its 2nd decade of rejoining the British Touring Car Championship calendar, following a long absence. A North Yorkshire circuit well known for favouring rear wheeled cars, will be taken over by 32 roaring engines and will be sure to be packed with spectators from all over the country.
Halfords Yuasa Racing, Gordon Shedden with his current standing in 1st place and 157 overall championship points , will be aiming for another win and speculatively feels very confident about this weekend. Just behind him, Team BMW’s Tim Collard and his team mate Colin Turkington are prepared for a sharp race. Both drivers have previously proven their abilities on this circuit, with Turkington pinning himself a title of the King of Croft – we should definitely be expecting to see a thrilling head to head performance by the three drivers.
Previous round at Oulton Park, however also proved successful for Team HARD’s, RCIB Racing sponsored Mike Epps, who finished 15th and is feeling positive about climbing higher up the leader’s board at Croft:
“I’m feeling pretty good. We’ve reached a point with the car setup where we don’t feel the need to move about too much with changes. Just tweaks now, that’s where you want to be. Hopefully Croft will be similar. Everyone is shouting about it being a rear wheel drive circuit but I think we all stand a fair chance at some good results. Ready and raring…”
At the same time, Laser Tools Racing, RCIB Racing sponsored Aiden Moffat, feels a little less comfortable with the upcoming race, he mentions how rear wheeled cars have advantage, however does not rule out high scores for Team Laser Tools Racing:
“Croft is a very challenging track for us. Previously we have struggled with the car there, and it’s a track that generally suits rear wheel driving cars. However, the same applies to Oulton yet we qualified 3rd there. We have unlocked something new with the setup, so it will be interesting to see how we perform. Prep wise, the car has had a lot of work done due to the crash last time at Oulton, and I personally just look over footage etc to get more insight into my driving – so we are ready for the weekend ahead!”
Don’t miss rounds 13, 14 and 15 taking place on 10th and 11th June.