AFTER a dominant display at Donington Park, Kent’s Redstone Racing turns its attention to the next round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Thruxton, Hampshire, this weekend.
The Wrotham-based squad is keen to keep its nose clean and focus on consistency and points scores following Donington Park, where the Ford Focus ST outshone its competitors all weekend.
It was a rollercoaster ride in the East Midlands for Redstone Racing, however, as Henley in Arden’s Mat Jackson’s two victories on the road were bittersweet as he was excluded from race three due to a technical infringement.
Liam Griffin’s weekend proved torrid after he was involved in multiple incidents, while on-track clashes also affected Aron Smith’s progress. Despite some setbacks, though, Redstone Racing departed Donington in a confident mood for the championship battle ahead.
Thruxton’s fast-flowing circuit is well established as one of the fastest and most challenging venues on the BTCC calendar, and this season will offer an even greater unknown with new NGTC specification cars taking on Redstone Racing’s S2000-spec Ford Focus STs.
Although the wider tyres of the NGTC machinery is expected to fare better on the demanding 2.36-mile track, Redstone Racing has the advantage of arriving at Thruxton with knowledge of the car and mileage from last season under its belt.