Jack Sears, the inaugural champion of the British Saloon Car Championship, has died. He was 86.
Known as "Gentleman Jack", he raced in the BSCC, precursor to the British Touring Car Championship, for six seasons between 1958 and 1963.
Reigning BTCC champion Gordon Shedden completed a sensational day of entertainment by snatching an unlikely last lap victory in the final race at Snetterton.
A dramatic accident brought about the second red flag of the day when contact down the order between Mark Howard, Alex Martin, Ollie Jackson and Hunter Abbott sent the latter into a barrel roll. Abbott’s Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet spiralled over the barrier and into a television gantry, leaving a cameraman and several drivers shaken but thankfully unharmed.
Gordon Shedden has secured the first Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship pole position for Halfords Yuasa Racing in more than three years.
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.