Yokomo/CML driver Chris Grainger got off to a fantastic start to the defence of his BRCA National Touring Car title with a win at round one.
This year sees a number of changes to the format of BRCA touring nationals the biggest of these being less meetings but a two day format. There is also a new Pro Stock class.
Round one took place at one of Chrisâ€™ favorite tracks Aldershot and he was the early pace setter in the modified class. Overnight Chris held top spot in qualifying but was pipped to FTD by Olly Jefferies in the last round of wet qualifying. Lee Woodhams also secured an A final place with his Yokomo and he lined up seventh for the A final.
Lining up behind for leg one Chris made a brave decision to go out on slicks on the drying track, the rest of field were on intermediates but Chrisâ€™ decision proved to be a wise one as he passed Olly and took the first leg win. Leg two and it rained just as the cars left the grid, with grip at a premium Chris eased past Olly in the damp conditions, as it dried out Olly gave chase but Chris had done enough during the damp part of the race to build up a sufficient lead to take the win.
Leg three went in favour of Olly but Chris had done enough in legs one and two to take the victory. So it was maximum points for Chris with Olly second and Ben Cosgrove third, a great start for Chris in what promises to be a very hard fought season, the championship now moves on to the Cotswold track in Gloucestershire.
Source : CML Distribution