Michael Caine is to replace Chris Smiley at Team HARD for the rest of the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season.
The 46 year old former British GT champion will take over the car from this weekend's races at Snetterton in Norfolk.
Taking advantage of the BTCC's summer break, Ciceley Motorsports' Adam Morgan is heading for South Korea to race in the Chinese Touring Car Championship. Adam will drive a 2 litre turbo Volkswagen Passat for the 333 Works VW Team around the Korean International Circuit this weekend.
Adam who has had a very busy year already away from the British Touring Car Championship competing in the Goodwood Revival and the Goodwood Festival of Speed BTCC shoot out will only arrive at the track late on Thursday and after a track walk and seat fitting will be thrown straight into the deep end!
Typically Adam is more concerned about arriving at the circuit as he has to endure 3 long haul flights and a 3 and a half hour bus ride. He will take on the race as it comes, in his confident stride.
Colin Turkington set an impressive qualifying pace at Croft to claim his second successive Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship pole position for Silverline Subaru BMR Racing.
Turkington – dubbed the 'King of Croft' during his West Surrey Racing days – will be looking to add to his tally of ten victories at the North Yorkshire circuit tomorrow, and he'll be quietly confident of doing so after producing a commanding performance in qualifying.
Qualifying: Saturday 18th June at, 3.55pm ITV.com
Race Day Live: Sunday 19th June, 11am ITV4
Halfords Yuasa Racing’s Matt Neal secured victory in the final BTCC race at Oulton Park, whilst Sam Tordoff claimed an impressive second to maintain the lead of the overall standings.
Tordoff leads Neal by just one point with both drivers now pulling clear of the chasing pack, after an impressive performance in the final encounter in Cheshire.
Sam Tordoff became the ninth different race winner from the opening 11 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races so far this season after delivering a commanding drive in race two at Oulton Park.
The Team JCT600 with GardX driver blasted his BMW off the line, past pole-sitter Colin Turkington, and never looked back. The unpredictability of the 2016 BTCC campaign continued as the Yorkshireman romped home to add his name to an ever-growing list of drivers to reach the top step of the rostrum. Incredibly Tordoff also now leads the standings despite only being sixth at the start of today’s action.