BTCC Support Stars Prepare For Thruxton Test

by Simon Paice

The stars of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship’s group of support championships will continue their preparations for the third meeting of the 2014 season at Thruxton with an official test at the high-speed Hampshire venue this week.

The cars will be out on track this Wednesday (9th April) ahead of the meeting on May 3rd/4th, with the test taking place instead of the usual pre-event testing on the Friday prior to a BTCC race weekend.

Most of the top teams from the Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain, Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain, Courier Connections Renault UK Clio Cup, Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup and Ginetta Junior Championship are expected to attend.

In particular the test will be crucial for the drivers and teams in the Carrera Cup, as it provides the first and only opportunity for them to get to grips with the unique Thruxton circuit in their new 911 car’s ahead of the race weekend.

Many teams from the other championship’s were in attendance for the annual Thruxton pre-season test on February 18th, which took place before the Porsche entrants had received their new machinery.

“The BTCC is always one of the most popular events on Thruxton’s calendar, with fans turning out in their tens of thousands,” said Bill Coombs, Thruxton Group Managing Director.

“The racing provided by the support series’ is every bit as impressive, entertaining and gripping as the BTCC itself, and we are delighted to have so many of those support series stars testing here this week in preparation for the race meeting.”

Spectator entry to the test is free.

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