LIVE: BTCC 2014 – Croft – Race 1


Welcome to our live coverage of the first British Touring Car Championship race from Croft.

This page will update automatically throughout the race.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201411:58

Round 13 of the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship coming up. Colin Turkington stormed to pole yesterday afternoon and heads the title race.

Vince Pettit June 29, 201412:01

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:01

He also has four former champions directly behind him on the grid; Plato, Shedden, Neal and Jordan

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:01

Grid clearing, formation lap about to get underway.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:03

A massive 30 Car entry, missing Chris Stockton with engine woes this weekend.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:04

Fabrizio Giovanardi is in 18th position,expect him to make some progress although a top ten may be difficult.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:05

Dark clouds loom over the circuit. Tension mounting now. A lot to shake out in this race.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:06

Lights out. Or rather not

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:07

May have been Ollie Jackson not in position.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:07

Delayed start, another formation lap likely.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:09

Now believe it may have been an issue with the lights not wanting to go out.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:10

Second formation lap is go.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:12

New Aero Package on Dave Newsham’s Ford Focus. 2014 specification after his race two Oulton shunt.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:13

Cars back to the grid. Attempt number two.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:14

Lights on.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:14

Lights out

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:15

Dramtic start. Plato loses out, Collard through the gravel. Neal sideways.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:15

Foster and Goff off into the second chicane.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:16

Shedden all over Turkington

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:16

Plato third, Collard fourth

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:16

Half way through lap two and things seem to be calming down.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:17

Collard all over Plato as we head onto lap three

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:17

Tordoff sixth, followed by Neal

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:18

Morgan out after first lap incident with Foster

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:18

Turkington pulling out the gap from Shedden as we get through to lap four

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:19

Neal has passed Tordoff into the final hairpin.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:19

Collard hounding Plato with Jordan in tow

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:20

This is a tremendous battle for third

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:21

Collard looks so much faster than Plato right now. A matter of time.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:22

Turkington puts five laps in the book. Shedden a comfortable second.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:22

Glynn Geddie in the pits with damage.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:23

Tordoff backing up Menu, Mat Jackson and Hunter Abbott.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:24

Collard locks up but Jordan cannot benifit.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:25

Lap 7 done, already half way through this race.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:25

Collard back with Plato now. Jordan and Neal very close.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:27

Lower down, cars looking very battered. Jack Clarke, Warren Scott and James Cole all attacking each other.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:28

Menu looking racy behind Tordoff onto lap ten.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:30

Plato still defending really well, three laps remaining.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:32

Collard attacks into turn one around the outside but cannot make it work.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:32

Jordan attacks around the outside of Collard into Tower. Cannot make it work.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:33

This may end in tears.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:33

Onto the last lap, battle for third so close.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:33

Turkington has this in the bag, Shedden comfortable in second.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:34

Turkington wins Round 13 of the BTCC 2014

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:35

Shedden is second and a fantastic drive nets Plato third. Collard fourth, Jordan fifth and Neal sixth.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:37

Well, that was a brilliant race. Full race report on the website later.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:38

And of course coverage of the second race will be live at around 2:30pm

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:38

Turkington continues to extend his series lead, 15 points now over Gordon Shedden.

Lee Bonham June 29, 201412:40

That’s all for now, join us for race two in 2 hours time.