Super Tourers support BTCC at Rockingham

Historic Racing News

The fourth and final double-header of the season for the HSCC’s Super Touring Trophy supports the contemporary BTCC at Rockingham this weekend (5/6 September).

After races at Donington Park, Brands Hatch and the Silverstone Classic, the touring cars of the 1990 have a guest slot on the BTCC support programme at the Rockingham Motor Speedway and for most of the cars, and many of the drivers, it will be a first visit to the infield road circuit at the oval facility.

The 20-strong Super Touring field has a race on Saturday and a live TV race at 1430hrs on Sunday, which will be screened on ITV4 as part of the BTCC programme.

With four wins from six races to date, Scotsman Stewart Whyte (Honda Accord) is on track to regain the crown he won in 2013. Joining Whyte in the entry are former BTCC racers Patrick Watts (Peugeot 406) and John Cleland (Vauxhall Vectra). Watts took a win when the season opened at Donington Park in May.

However, the biggest challenge to Whyte is likely to come from 2014 champion and Silverstone winner James Dodd in his Accord. James will arrive at Rockingham fresh from becoming a dad 10 days ago and will race alongside another Accord for his father Grahame. Also expected to feature prominently is leading Renault Clio racer Paul Rivett in an Accord. Rapid BMW M3s will be handled by Jason Minshaw and Harry Whale, while Simon Garrad’s Vauxhall Vectra is another podium contender.

While the current BTCC contest takes centre stage, the cars of the 1990s are sure to be a big draw for the race fans.

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