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BTCC 2019: Donington Preview

The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship arrives at Donington Park in Leicestershire for rounds 4,5 and 6 of the series that has already got off to an action packed start last time out at Brands Hatch.

Due to the tricky conditions at the season opener, it's still very early to tell what drivers and teams are going to be like coming into this weekend, something which will please the fans as it could literally be anyone's game this weekend. It was a case of whoever dared to roll the dice, would come out on top.

Someone who did come out on top was Josh Cook and his BTC Racing Honda Civic Type R. The championship leader will be very familiar with the Donington Park circuit after last year's triumph here and will be looking to lay the gauntlet down this weekend.


Someone else who will also be looking to build on a learning weekend at Brands, is Tom Ingram in his new Toyota Corolla. Tom and the team will be looking to put in a good performance at what is Toyota's home circuit, with the factory not too far away from the circuit itself. Elsewhere on the grid. Stephen Jelley and Team Parker Racing will be wanting to continue from where they left off at Brands Hatch with some more points hauling finishes this weekend, as will Motorbase and Tom Chilton, who looked very strong at the opening weekend.


In terms of the BTCC's "big boys", there will be several drivers licking their wounds and wanting to bounce back from a fairly quiet season opener. Honda Yuasa, Team BMR and Power Maxed Racing all showed the pace and potential, but luck didn't fall the right way for them and will all be looking to hit the front and stake a claim on the championship challenge this weekend.

With the weather looking to yet again play its part this weekend, it's all set to be quite an interesting three races on the horizon. Donington is renowned for producing some spectacular racing and the 1.9mile parkland circuit having now gone under even more developments thanks to its owners MSV, will be ready to host to thousands of spectators expected over the weekend.

Who will be leading the pack come Sunday night? Who will be leaving Donington thinking what might of been? The only thing we do know is that we will all be treated to some top class racing and it's only a matter of time before the cream rises to the top.


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