Smith To Take No Prisoners In Race Three


Aron Smith plans on taking no prisoners in the third British Touring Car Championship race at Oulton Park from pole position.

The Irishman grabbed what would become pole position for the third and final race of the day in Cheshire at the very last corner in race two, having taken advantage of Sam Tordoff dropping back to ninth from sixth.

BMR Racing Volkswagen CC driver Smith intends to convert pole position in race three, telling The Checkered Flag: “We’ve got the reverse grid, now i’m just going to go out and give it the beans.

“The others will want to get a good result and consolidate a solid weekend, I just want to get a good start and stay at the front.”

Smith remains wary of the threat of the WSR BMWs that won races one and two, adding: “The one thing that i’m worried about is those BMWs.

“They have a massive advantage being on the same weight, they’re a second a lap quicker and [Colin] Turkington has been so fast all day.”

Smith commented on the full international layout of the Oulton Park circuit, saying: “This international circuit makes it very difficult to overtake.

“It’s a great track though. You don’t realise just how steep the banking is at the hairpin, and you have to be so late on the brakes going in there.”

The third and final BTCC race of the day is expected to get underway at 16:57, although that could be delayed by a recent downpour.