GTfusiOn 2022 Round 3
Against all odds, the GTfusiOn organisation continues its journey.
For this third part, we head to the United Kingdom where Colin Turkington, 40 years old Northern Irish driver, 4 times BTCC* champion ( 2009, 2014, 2018, 2019 ), 65 Best Tour, will illustrate himself on a Sunday race under a driving rain on Brands Hatch in West Kingsdown in Kent.
The weekend started well with a fine 1 , 2 , 3 in qualifying for the BMW drivers, the first time in the 41 year history of the BTCC that a manufacturer has secured the top three places in qualifying. Unfortunately the story of the Friday and Saturday races will soon be forgotten.Having to settle for a meagre fifth place overall in the first race and seventh in the second, it was Josh Cook who won both races in a Honda civic Type R. The wet track did the BMW drivers a disservice.
On Sunday the weather deteriorated, the humidity gave way to rain. The behaviour of the BMWs was very different.Turkington will sign the 25th pole of his career and will add a new victory to the sixty previous ones in BTCC.
Turkington: - "Yesterday we had totally dry conditions and I was on pole and today, in totally wet conditions, I won. It's the intermediate weather that doesn't allow us to fully exploit the BMW and unfortunately we had that in two races today. Clearways, a long straight corner in particular, was a problem all day because there was no grip, but when it rained properly the grip was there and that transformed the day, and the team did a really good job on the set-up throughout the day to make me more comfortable. It's great to get my first win of the year and we'll try to build on that at the next round."
See you at Brands Hatch in the BMW Gr.4
on the weekend of 17,18,19 June for Round 3 of the GTfusiOn 2022 World Team Championship
El-Loco aka Frédéric Vergnanini
Sources :https://www.btcc.net/ , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Turkington , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_British_Touring_Car_Championship , https://www.motorsport.com/btcc/news/btcc-brands-hatch-turkington-heads-bmw-top-four-sutton-struggles/10304573/amp/?fbclid=IwAR2UaRIiJGR1Si3YePklJy8OmA-NWvEmDxzb6CgxU6z93viBoO6WkZolsbA