The 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship is primed and ready for the opening event of the season at Brands Hatch this weekend (6/7 April), after the capacity 30-car grid completed a successful pre-season test day at the famous Kent venue.

More than 3,000 laps were completed in the group test around the 1.2-mile Brands Hatch Indy circuit, as all 30-cars impressively hit the ground running ahead of the campaign.

Sam Tordoff earned early bragging rights as he sat on top of the timesheets in his first official outing for the Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance team.

Many of the stars of the BTCC are once again wearing Stilo helmets supplied by Nicky Grist Motorsports – including Subaru Racing’s Ash Sutton, who is pictured wearing his Stilo ST5 GT Zero helmet, fitted with a short visor.

In addition to the three BTCC races, there is also a packed support package with Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Renault UK Clio Cup, Ginetta GT4 SuperCup, Ginetta Juniors and British F4. Sunday’s entire race day will be broadcast live on ITV4.

Brands Hatch pre-season testing times:
1 Sam TORDOFF (Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance)….47.927s
2 Tom CHILTON (Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher)….+0.110s
3 Dan CAMMISH (Halfords Yuasa Racing)….+0.126s
4 Andrew JORDAN (BMW Pirtek Racing)….+0.136s
5 Rory BUTCHER (Cobra Sport AmD AutoAid/RCIB Insurance)….+0.186s
6 Tom INGRAM (Team Toyota GB with Ginsters)….+0.264s
7 Colin TURKINGTON (Team BMW)….+0.280s
8 Stephen JELLEY (Team Parker Racing)….+0.292s
9 Matt NEAL (Halfords Yuasa Racing)….+0.344s
10 Jake HILL (….+0.355s
11 Ollie JACKSON (Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher)….+0.365s
12 Tom OLIPHANT (Team BMW)….+0.369s
13 Chris SMILEY (BTC Racing)….+0.372s
14 Adam MORGAN (Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport)….+0.399s
15 Aiden MOFFAT (Laser Tools Racing)….+0.424s
16 Josh COOK (BTC Racing)….+0.494s
17 Matt SIMPSON (Simpson Racing)….+0.523s
18 Jack GOFF (RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport)….+0.523s
19 Ashley SUTTON (Adrian Flux Subaru Racing)….+0.528s
20 Senna PROCTOR (Adrian Flux Subaru Racing)….+0.536s
21 Jason PLATO (Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing)….+0.574s
22 Daniel ROWBOTTOM (Cataclean Racing with Ciceley Motorsport)….+0.786s
23 Nicolas HAMILTON (ROKiT Racing with Motorbase)….+0.824s
24 Mark BLUNDELL (….+0.936s
25 Rob SMITH (Excelr8 Motorsport)….+0.956s
26 Rob COLLARD (Sterling Insurance with Power Maxed Racing)….+0.981s
27 Bobby THOMPSON (GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct)….+0.996s
28 Michael CREES (GKR Scaffolding with Autobrite Direct)….+1.126s
29 Sam OSBORNE (Excelr8 Motorsport)….+1.868s
– Carl BOARDLEY (RCIB Insurance with Fox Transport)….NO TRANSPONDER


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