- Ollie Brown made his Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship debut in the #34 RCiB Insurance with Fox Transport Volkswagen CC finishing the three races in P21, DNF, P23
- Jack Goff suffered a part failure in free practice 2 putting him on the back foot for the rest of the weekend. He finished the three races in P18, P16, DNF
- Jack qualified in P25 and Ollie in P23
- Racing commenced 294 days between events, the longest break in BTCC history
Jack Goff: It was a frustrating weekend where we weren’t able to show our performance due to an accident in free practice 2. The guys did a great job in getting the car back in one piece for qualifying but the changing weather conditions didn’t play into our favour. We were making solid progress from the back row in races 1 and 2 to eventually finish up just outside of the points ready for a big charge in race 3.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be after another failure caused me to retire the car at the end of lap 4. This weekend was a missed opportunity. Our free practice 1 pace was strong, and it looked like we were moving in the right direction after some strong results at the end of 2019.
We have hit the reset button and will be looking to make up for lost points this weekend at Brands Hatch.
Ollie Brown: What a weekend that was! A topsy-turvy start to my BTCC career. Free practice was all about learning the track and getting familiar with the car. Qualifying went well and I was pleased to line up in front of the series other late entry.
The opening race of the day was brilliant, and I managed to hang on to the battling pack in front which stretched all the way to the tail end of the points. Race 2 never really got going after a clutch issue meant that I didn’t even complete lap 1. Starting from the back in race 3 I was determined to make up for lost time but unfortunately I went into the Old Hairpin a touch hot and made contact with Jack (Butel) and was forced to pit for some repairs. I’ll hold my hands up on that one and I apologise to Jack for effecting his race.
Overall, I’m still ecstatic to make my BTCC debut and I’m glad we get to hit the rack again this weekend on a track I’ve visited before; well the Indy track at least, I started my racing career. Bring it on!
Tony Gilham: A case of ‘what should have been’ for the team this weekend. We were reasonably pleased with our pace in free practice and were looking at building on our preseason pace to get the season off to a good start. The racing Gods were having none of it and the weekend quickly turned into a difficult one after Jacks accident.
Both drivers drove well this weekend and with the help of the engineers we will be able to get back to where we belong. There is still a lot of opportunity to push the car harder, but we are making good progress and will continue this into Brands Hatch this weekend.