Redstone Racing Ready For Thruxton Thrills

Jackson will be looking to repeat his Donington form - Photo: PSP Images
Jackson will be looking to repeat his Donington form - Photo: PSP Images

After a dominating performance at Donington Park, Redstone Racing is looking forward to a repeat display at the next round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton on April 29.

It was a weekend of mixed emotions at Donington Park. Mat Jackson added to race victories to his tally of wins, but his second win was taken away after a technical infringement saw the Warwickshire racer excluded from the results. Liam Griffin had a torrid outing after he was involved in multiple on-track incidents, while on track clashes affected Aron Smith's progression up the order. Despite this, Redstone Racing are confident in the championship battle that awaits them.

Jackson commented: “Last time out we had big highs and lows, and it was a shame to leave on a disappointing note after being excluded from race three. At Thruxton it will be interesting to see how the NGTC cars perform with different tyres to us. It's a track that always throws a few surprises so we'll see what happens!” 

Thruxton is famous for being the fastest circuit on the BTCC calendar, with fast flowing corners and straights. This time around, the new NGTC spec contenders are expected to fare better than Redstone Racing's S2000-spec focus on the demanding 2.36 mile circuit.

Redstone Racing, however, has the advantage of arriving with the knowledge of their car's performance and mileage from last season.

Redstone Racing Team Manager Oly Collins added: “Thruxton will be an interesting weekend because balance of performance between different cars will come into play. We anticipate if the weather's fine then the NGTC cars will have an advantage in race trim due to their wider tyres, plus despite Donington Park's exclusion we are still carrying second place ballast on Mat's car. For us, Thruxton will most likely be a consolidation round in which we aim to grab as many points as possible.”