Powermaxed Racing at Croft Circuit for the British Touring Car Championships! - 6/26/2018 3:32:32 PM
The Power Maxed TAG Racing Team arrived at the Croft Circuit in Teesside for rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. The Croft circuit is a 2.13 mile track and brings thousands of fans every year. PMTR were ready and excited for another challenging weekend and despite some bad luck, overall they had a very good weekend.
Both PMTR drivers got off to a good start with fast getaways in race 1. However, Cook found himself caught in a battle for track position on the run to turn 1 causing Cook to be in P8 where he remained for race 1. Proctor had more of a challenging first race, despite bolting into the distance and passing other racers, he ran out of laps and couldn’t get past the Honda and the BMW of Jordan in time, finishing the first race in P11.
Race 2 saw Cook fly off through the gravel at the Tower on lap 1 causing him to drop to the back of the field and into the pits. The PMTR driver suspected a brake problem, however with fast work from the team the Vauxhall Astra was ready for race 3. At the same time, Senna was driving excellently, managing to move up to P8 after 5 laps . However, after a lunge down the inside into turn 1 forced Senna to concede and settle for P8 as he racked up more Championship points.
For the final race, Cook was positioned in the back row of the grid in P32 and facing in the opposite direction to the start line. This meant he had to negotiate the final corner hairpin as part of his getaway procedure. However, Cook managed to make up 6 places on lap 1 and in the last lap he managed to make up 4 more places allowing him to finish in P18. Senna started the race facing the right way allowing him to speed off at the start of the race and found himself in a battle for 2nd place around lap 10. However, in the last lap Proctor settled for a super 3rd place meaning he received his 3rd podium of this campaign.
The final race saw the Croft weekend come to an end as the BTCC has its summer break
before resuming for the 60th anniversary spectacular at Snetterton. Both Cook and Proctor were happy with the weekends results with Proctor finishing in champion position 11 and Cook in champion position 10. The PMTR team look forward to coming back for the second half of the BTCC.
Don’t miss the next race on 28-29th July at the Snetterton track in Norfolk!