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THE FINAL SHOWDOWN
Adrian Flux Subaru Racing’s Ash Sutton, Jason Plato, James Cole and BMR Academy driver Josh Price are intent on finishing their 2017 seasons on a high as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship heads to the iconic Brands Hatch GP Circuit, for the final three rounds of the season this weekend (30 September-1 October).

Returning to the venue where the Subaru Levorg’s endured a tricky start to their BTCC season back in April on the Indy Circuit, 23-year-old Ash from the Hertfordshire/Essex border, has the opportunity to take the overall championship title in only his second season after winning last year’s Jack Sears Championship for rookie drivers.  To hang on to his lead position in the championship standings all Ash needs to do is prevent two-time champion and BMW rival Colin Turkington from closing the 10 point gap.  With 67 points up for grabs over the weekend the BMR Racing young gun is one of three drivers with a mathematical shot of being crowned Champion with Honda’s Gordon Shedden currently trailing Turkington by just 56 points.

Jason, James, and Josh will be doing all they can to assist their teammate in taking the coveted crown with all three drivers having made fantastic progress producing some fantastic results during the second half of the season.  Although luck hasn’t always been on their side which has hampered their point hauls for 2017, they will all be looking to finish on a high to round out the season.

The team have had a tremendous journey this year, once again we have endured some tough times in the championship and we have had our knock backs but we have always come back fighting and have given it our all and with the support of our loyal team members, sponsors and fans.  We are proud to have fought a great battle and will continue to do so right up until the very end of race three on Sunday afternoon. 

Qualifying will be shown live on the ITV website (www.itv.com/btcc) at 15:05 this Saturday with race day coverage being shown live on ITV4 beginning at 10.30 on Sunday morning.


Written by Maddy Turner

Photos courtesy of Phil Laughton Photography