Airwaves Racing heads north to Cheshire’s picturesque Oulton Park circuit as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) gears up for round 4 this coming weekend June 7/8.
Following a five week break, the Airwaves Racing squad heads to the stunning circuit in a buoyant mood after storming back onto the podium during a thrilling third round at Hampshire's Thruxton circuit over the May Day bank holiday weekend.
The Motorbase-run squad put in a commanding performance with the Mountune-powered Ford Focus ST’s collecting five top ten finishes during Sunday's three races, ending on a high note with a stunning double podium from Mat Jackson and Fabrizio Giovanardi in the final race of the weekend.
Last time out at Thruxton marked a step forward for Crabbie’s Racing with Jack Clarke making good progress throughout the weekend and the BTCC rookie feels sure with a little luck on his side, he'll be fighting for points finishes once more this coming weekend.
The Airwaves Racing squad have put the break in the racing to good use, making further developments to the Focus and expectations are running high with the team’s sights firmly set on a return to the podium as they look to emulate the GT squad’s winning results from Silverstone last weekend (June 1).
Oulton Park is notoriously one of the most popular events on the BTCC calendar for drivers and fans alike. With a crowd of over 40,000 fans expected to descend on the scenic venue, the intense racing and exhilarating atmosphere is set to deliver a weekend of racing to remember as the BTCC takes to the revived International circuit – a layout which has been out of use since 1996.
The weekend’s racing action gets underway at Oulton Park June 7/8. Live coverage of Sunday's events will be shown on ITV4, itv.com and also in HD from 11.15am, with itv.com featuring live streaming online of Saturdays qualifying session between 3.15 and 3.50pm.
Team Manager Oly Collins said: “It’s good to be back racing again after the long break. The team have been very busy working hard on ever improving the car and we’re going to Oulton Park full of confidence after our strong performance at Thruxton. Hopefully we can pick up where we left off and hit the ground running.”
Airwaves Racing driver Fabrizio Giovanardi said: “I want to try to win this weekend. We came close at Thruxton and we’re more confident for this weekend for sure. The results at Thruxton helped, it showed that we can deliver a good result. The team have been busy during the break, working hard on the car and we expect a bit more power at Oulton.”Airwaves Racing driver Mat Jackson said: “We’re expecting a good weekend and I’m really looking forward to it, it’s been a long break!“We’re in good shape. We’ve made some changes to the car off the back of Thruxton, and hopefully we can carry that form through into this weekend and get the results we want and need for the championship.”Crabbie’s Racing driver Jack Clarke said: “I can’t wait to get back into the Crabbie’s Racing Focus and hit the ground running. The team normally go well at Oulton and I look to use their knowledge to help me get further towards the sharp end of the grid. I would love to be in the points once again especially as it’s Crabbie’s home event, however I am under no illusion that it will be a tough weekend as the field is so competitive in 2014. By the end of the last round at Thruxton I found further performance in the car and myself and I hope to carry this momentum to Oulton Park this weekend.” Event Information:Oulton Park International Circuit: 2.69 milesLaps: 12Race distance: 32.3 miles