Nicolas Hamilton, the brother of Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton will make is BTCC debut in Croft the next weekend.
“I am excited to be starting my British Touring Car Championship journey at Croft,” he enthused. “The unique mix of fast, flowing corners and tight, twisty sections means close wheel-to-wheel racing, especially in the BTCC.
“The crowds are always amazing there, giving support to all the teams and drivers over the weekend. I cannot wait to get back out at Croft and go racing!”
Nicolas has driven in Croft before, last year in the Clio Series, so it will be interesting to see how the driver will adapt to the BTCC.
Source: BTCC Website and Nicolas’ Hamilton Facebook Page.
The Number 5 Tequila Patrón Corvetteis looking to increase it’s six points lead in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday, June 28.
In second place there are two cars sharing the same 21 points, Wayne Taylor Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing.
The portuguese João Barbosa said the following at an interview for this race: “We were able to win the Patrón Endurance Cup last year, and after winning Sebring, we were able to put ourselves in a great position to defend this year. With a maximum of 10 points available by leading at halfway and winning at Watkins Glen, we can put ourselves in a very comfortable position for Petit Le Mans at the end of the year.”
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Rob Huff the 2012 WTCC champion has set the best time in the WTCC testing in Slovakia with a 2:04.967 with Ma Qing Hua in seconf place almost half a second off.
Hugo Valente set the 3rd time, Gabriele Tarquini in the Civic 4th, Yvan Muller and Tiago Monteiro set 5th adn 6th.
The action will resume Saturday for free practice.
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