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Napa Racing UK 1-2-3 in Qualifying at Croft.

After a long, and very wet, mid season break. The British Touring Car Championship returns with its annual visit to Croft Circuit.


Credit: NAPA Racing UK

With the championship kicking off again, here is your top 10 in the standings before the races on Sunday (30/7/23)



Qualifying:


Looking to continue their unbeaten form of pole positions this year, Napa Racing UK are chasing yet another front row start. Daniel Rowbottom realised that dream before anyone else, putting his Ford in front with twenty two minutes still to go.


Colin Turkington, the king of Croft, wasn't going to make it easy for the Ford's with a competitive time to split the Honda of Josh Cook and Rowbottom's Focus.


Jake Hill in the Laser Tools Racing BMW took pole away from NAPA Racing with a solid time of 1:22.447.


Daryl DeLeon, the 17-year-old, put his Team HARD CUPRA into the top 20 with more pace in the bag.


Credit: Team BMW

Turkington lit up the timing screens with a lap that just misses out on his teammates time putting the northern Irishman in second place.


Jade Edwards in the Starline Racing Honda Civic finally left the pits to start her qualifying session with just fifteen minutes to go.


Ingram rejoined the session after his mysterious off-road middle sector exploration, The 2022 champion immediately restarted his chase of the Napa Fords by going 5th.


The jewel in the Napa Racing crown, Ash Sutton, struggled until 12 minutes remained when he came out of nowhere to take pole away from Jake Hill for all of 5 seconds before Josh cook tok it away by 0.074s.


Credit: Napa Racing UK

With just 10 minutes to go, Sutton managed to dethrone Cook by just 0.019s to claim provisional pole back again.


Nick Halstead in the Hyundai continues his qualifying form by spinning and bringing out the yellow flags in sector three, his Hyundai returns to the pits with its tail between its legs.


Michael Crees in the Team HARD Cupra makes it into the top 20 on his first weekend in the car this year.


Rowbottom came from nowhere with just six minutes remaining and claims pole before his teammate Dan Cammish snatches it away to create a NAPA Racing UK 1-2-3.


Credit: Power Maxed Racing

Aron Taylor-Smith puts his Vauxhall Astra in 7th for yet another impressive qualifying for the Irishman.


RED FLAG - 04:39 Remaining


Daryl DeLeon spins at high speed and put his CUPRA into the wall front first, bringing out the red flag.


The young CUPRA driver gets out and walks away from the car, head in his hands as he surveys the damage to the car and the tyre wall.


As the session resumed, all eyes where on Ingram with a set of new front tyres on his Hyundai.


Dan Cammish, provisional pole sitter, remained in the pits with little to no intention of seeing the track again today.


Jake Hill takes to the grass with a suspected engine issue, ending any hole lf taking pole away from Cammish.


Napa Racing UK took yet another 1-2-3 at Croft for tomorrow's races with champion Ingram only managing 7th at the flag.


This result makes Napa Racing UK the most dominate qualifying team in the history of the BTCC.



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