The British Touring Car Championship is the most popular of the national motorsport series by some margin, and it was Snetterton’s turn to host the event, this time using the new 300 configuration for the first time. Some 35,000 spectators came to watch the action resume after a 7 week break.
Defending champion Jason Plato knew he had to leave with a big points score, and knowing his Chevrolet Cruze did not have a straight line top speed advantage, knew that he had to qualify well and then keep everyone behind. It worked. Chevrolet locked out the first row for race one and ran in formation until the chequered flag (above). Third places in race 2 and 3 and comparative poor weekends by most of his rivals meant that Plato has closed the points deficit. Mat Jackson’s victory in race 3 puts him at the top of the points table.
Norwich Photo was there providing pictures for the two local newspapers – the Eastern Daily Press and the Norwich Evening News. Pictures needed to be sent in early on the Sunday evening. Shots were required from the main races, but also depicting the local racers – King’s Lynn’s Carl Breeze in the Ginetta Supercup, Tom Howard from Dereham who races in the Ginetta Juniors, and the Renault Clio Cup racers Matt Allison from Norwich, and Josh Files from Poringland. The reward was four shots in Mondays issue of the EDP, and five shots, including one on the back page of the Evening News.