Well, to prove that we still have plenty of love for Britain's premier tin-top series, today we bring you a POTW with a BTCC flavour.
So why these particular shots? Well, aside from the fact that the top one shows a thoroughly well-attended round at Brands Hatch the other week, they also both include the AmD tuning Golf, a car piloted this season by card-carrying PHer Ollie Jackson (aka The Wookie).
And although Ollie has racked up only a handful of points so far this season, he's definitely got some pace - in the first race at the super-wet Thruxton last weekend, he was sixth fastest. He also sat on pole for the third of the three Brands Hatch races, (all right, it was a result of a part-reversed grid, but you take what you can get).
So if you want to support a PHer in motorsport, you know who to cheer for next time the BTCC takes to the track (Oulton Park on 10th June, if you're wondering...).
I was at Brands for Round One - it was absolutely incredible, some of the best live motorsport I've ever seen, period. Particularly watching Jason Plato carve up the field in the brand new MG!
For my money, BTCC is the most exciting major formula out there. Real cars, real racing, constant action - it's got it all, and head-and-shoulders above F1 for spectators. Especially at Brands - we sat in the Paddock Hill Bend grandstands, where you can see the cars 100% of the way around the track, due to the relief of the land and the track design.
Only annoying thing is the one-month break now before the next round. Why so long?!
Roll on Oulton Park! Thruxton rain and wind still hasn't faded from memory yet, I think my tent is still hanging in the garage drying and my car is still full of mud! After 3 years of tenting following as many rounds as we can the missus has decided that we WILL be getting a caravan now
Been following AMD since they started and Ollie is definitely making a very positive difference to the car this year compared to last season. Racing still awesome across (most) of the grid too.
Great picture of the golf proving you don't need rwd to go side ways. Been a brilliant start of the champonship great racing and great to see new cars on the grid espcially the MGs.
As for the long break comment above it's there for the teams and drivers to assess the season so far improve the car and give the teams a rest if you have a race every 2-3 weeks the season would be finished by august. We have an even longer break in the summer mainly due to the olympics and tour de france.