Written by Owen Bradley, Edited by Ishani Aziz
The British Touring Car Championship returns to our screens after nearly an entire one month (and much deserved) break.
Six rounds of the championship remain, with Colin Turkington leading the standings on 311 points, but Ash Sutton closely following with 305 points, sitting in P2.
And so, the drivers head into Silverstone, Re-Energised, and ready to fight it out once again, here is a quick preview of what to watch out for, and who needs a brilliant weekend in order to stay in contention for the championship hunt.
Colin Turkington, as already mentioned, currently leads the championship, and will very much be looking to extend his lead, which is currently six points, further heading into the final three rounds at Brands Hatch. Turkington has had a strange season so far in 2022, and nobody has really had an exceptional run of form, so he will be looking for that form which has helped him win four championships in the BTCC. he hasn’t won the championship since 2019, as the man who has stolen the others, is none other than…
Ash Sutton has been on a very odd run of form, he has only won three of the 24 races so far this year, but he has been very consistent. Frequently in the Top three and Top five, rarely ever outside the Top 10, and looking to defend his championship that he won last year, Sutton has won two championships in a row, and will be looking to make it a triple - he will be looking for an excellent run of form, which he will hope - begins this weekend.
Tom Ingram currently sits P3 in the standings for the championship, but he will absolutely be hoping to get much closer to Sutton and Turkington, and to really make a championship charge, he will be looking very much to do that this weekend.
Sitting only five further points back from Tom Ingram, another man who needs a desperately good weekend is Mr Jake Hill, as he joins Turkington as another BMW driver looking for the championship.
Josh Cook is now an outsider for this championship, but do not count out the Cookie! He has had an excellent run of form at various times this season, he even made Divebomb’s Monthly Power Rankings a few months ago, a list typically reserved for F1, MotoGP, Indycar and Formula E drivers.
Silverstone will be held on the national circuit, and so the nature of this track is realistically, long straights broken up by a few heavy braking corners, which means there should be plenty of overtakes on Sunday, and of course this helps because of the track being so wide as well.
Well, that’s all folks - have a great weekend full of racing, and let’s find out who really could be the BTCC champion this year!
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