Record-Breaking Crowd Enjoys High-Speed BTCC Drama at Thruxton

Record Crowd and Off-Track Entertainment

The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) race meeting last weekend saw record-breaking crowds and thrilling racing action. The popular Hampshire venue, known for being the fastest race circuit in the country, delivered an unforgettable experience for fans with rounds 10, 11, and 12 of the 2024 Kwik Fit BTCC.

A record BTCC crowd enjoyed not only the high-speed racing but also a host of off-track activities. The event featured live music, a dedicated kids' zone, an array of food stalls, a supercar display, the Crazy Cart Championship, and camping facilities. These attractions provided entertainment for fans of all ages, making the weekend a memorable experience for everyone.

Qualifying Drama

Qualifying on Saturday saw Tom Ingram take pole position, showcasing his skill on the challenging Thruxton circuit. Dan Cammish and Jake Hill rounded out the top three positions. The session was marked by notable performances and some dramatic incidents, including a high-speed scare for Árón Taylor-Smith.

Full qualifying results available here

Race Day Thrills from Start to Finish

Sutton and Hill Shine as Title Chase Heats Up

Jake Hill had a phenomenal weekend, building on his double victory at Snetterton with another win at Thruxton. Hill secured his triumph in Race 1 and inherited the victory in Race 2 after a penalty for Tom Ingram. This impressive performance has propelled Hill to within reach of the top of the championship standings.

Ash Sutton of NAPA Racing UK clinched his first win of the season and his 40th BTCC career victory in the final reverse grid race. This victory moved Sutton back to the top of the standings, five points ahead of Hill. Ingram is currently third, with Colin Turkington in fourth and Dan Cammish climbing back into championship contention with three second-place finishes.

BTCC Race 1 – Top 3
  1. Jake Hill, Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport 18 Laps
  2. Dan Cammish, NAPA Racing UK +1.216s
  3. Ash Sutton, NAPA Racing UK +1.955s
BTCC Race 2 – Top 3
  1. Jake Hill, Laser Tools Racing with MB Motorsport 16 Laps
  2. Dan Cammish, NAPA Racing UK +1.262s
BTCC Race 3 – Top 3
  1. Ash Sutton, NAPA Racing UK 19 Laps
  2. Dan Cammish, NAPA Racing UK +4.449s
  3. Tom Ingram, Team BRISTOL STREET MOTORS +7.962s

Full race results available here

Alliance Racing/Ford and NAPA Racing UK lead the Manufacturers’ and Teams’ tables, while Árón Taylor-Smith and Evans Halshaw Power Maxed Racing dominate the Independents’ order. Mikey Doble continues to lead the Jack Sears Trophy.

Support Championship Round-Up

The BTCC weekend at Thruxton also featured an action-packed support bill with five different categories taking centre stage. The ROKiT F4 British Championship saw series leader Deagen Fairclough secure a win, while Alex Berg and Reza Seewooruthun also claimed victories. The Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain provided edge-of-the-seat action, with Will Martin and Andrew Rackstraw taking wins. The MINI CHALLENGE Trophy saw Rhys Hurd dominate with two wins, while Alex Solley prevented a clean sweep. The Mini 7 Racing Club featured wins from former BTCC champion Andrew Jordan and his father, Mike Jordan.

Join Us Next Time

We now look forward to welcoming fans back for the Thruxton Historic over the weekend of the 22/23 June and future events in 2024 including British Trucks in July and the British Superbike Championship in August.

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We thank all the fans, drivers, and teams for making this BTCC weekend a record-breaking and unforgettable event. See you at the next race!