BTCC Championship Hots Up for the Penultimate Round at Silverstone05 September 2023
With the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship heading into its final two race weekends of the season, it’s time to reflect on what has been a truly thrilling 2023 for the championship. We’re sat amid a close battle between reigning champion Tom Ingram and current top-spot holder Ashley Sutton, and let’s not forget Jake Hill’s stellar performance this season. His recent showing has put him in contention for one of the top spots, pushing the 2023 BTCC season result into the unknown.
This year’s drivers are seriously pushing the limits, with race lap records being smashed throughout the year, where Sutton and Hill trade blows as they push their powerful touring cars right to the edge and into the record books.
Racing is set to resume on 23 September at Silverstone, where the 27 drivers will once again take to the track in what is almost guaranteed to be a closely fought battle across the intense three-race Sunday around the challenging 1.6-mile circuit. It looks like every point is going to be vital for the drivers as they enter the final part of the season, so getting a good result here will put the drivers in good stead for the remaining races at Brands Hatch, where the champion will be decided. Whether we’ll see another championship for Ingram, Sutton bringing it home, or Hill jumping ahead and claiming remains impossible to tell. We’ll have to sit back and watch how the remaining races unfold.
The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship returns to Silverstone 23-24 September at the National Circuit for rounds 25-27. The fast 1.6-mile stretch of track takes drivers through some of Silverstone’s most iconic and challenging corners as they battle for vital championship points in the penultimate weekend of the season. Eyes are on Jake Hill to beat his 2022 race lap record of 57.582s, and with the season still likely a close-fought battle, it’s bound to prove an exciting weekend of touring car action. Tickets start from £22 and are available online here.