Alan Gow

BTCC reverts to traditional race 2 grid setting after season-long trial

The BTCC has announced that it is axing a change to the starting order for the second race of each weekend after just one season, in favour of reverting to the previous rules.

Since the championship adopted the three races per day format in 2004, the grid for the second race had been set based on the finishing positions of the first race, but at the start of this season a change was introduced which set the grid based on the fastest lap time of each car during the first race.

  • Alan Gow

Gow takes blame for "dull" Oulton Park races

BTCC series boss Alan Gow says his choice of circuit layout was the reason for the lack of excitement at Oulton Park earlier this month.

Drivers had blamed new rules which penalise them for contact, and running wide for not giving them as many overtaking opportunities, but Gow discounted that, saying it was using the Shell layout of the Cheshire track rather than the more usual Island version..

The Shell hairpin at Oulton Park led to dull racing