Only letter of the law can stop Justin

The initiative to bring Group C cars to four rounds of the British Touring Car Championship got off to a shaky start at Brands Hatch over Easter.

A slender field of around a dozen cars arrived for a 20-minute sprint race and a 40-minute feature race. Unfortunately, the late running of the meeting meant that Monday’s planned two-driver enduro ran a meagre three laps before the curfew hour arrived.

Justin Law was the class of the field in his Jaguar XJR10, winning the first race at a canter from the Spice SE86C of Nigel James. In the abortive second race, Law was clear of Paul Whight’s Aston Martin AMR1 when the chequered flag flew after less than five minutes of racing.