John Guest Racing season resumes

at SnettertonAfter a six-week mid-season break in the schedule, the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship season will resume at Snetterton this weekend (12/13 July) for rounds 16, 17 and 18 at the high-speed Norfolk track.It has already been a great season for Mike (50) and Andrew (19) as they team up in the pair of Honda Integras from John Guest Racing and both of them will head to East Anglia with an overall race podium finish a real possibility in the super-competitive BTCC."As a team we've done well at Snetterton over the years and we've won two 24-hour races there," said Mike. "The Integra is strong at Snetterton and it will be a real bonus having two cars in the team this year, because you really need a tow in qualifying to get the top times."Both Mike and Andrew tested at Snetterton in late June during the two-day official BTCC test and came away pleased with their pace.For Mike, coming close to a podium finish at Brands is the best result of the season to date and he's seldom finished out of the top 10 in the very strong BTCC field. Now, as the championship resumes for a hectic second half after a six-week mid-season break, he's more determined than ever to get back onto the BTCC podium.Having only recently turned 19, Andrew is one of the BTCC young guns and he's made a huge impact in his first season of racing at this level. The standout drive of his season so far came in the third race at Thruxton when he started from pole and ran right with the grandees of the BTCC in a race that really marked him as a rising star.Now comes Snetterton as the second half of the year kicks off. There is a real chance of seeing a John Guest car challenging for the podium. The big question is over who will be driving it!After qualifying at Snetterton on Saturday, the first of three BTCC races will start at 11.10am on Sunday. The action will be broadcast on ITV4, with a programme starting at 1pm, and including live coverage.

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