Pic of the Week: PH and the BTCC


You may be forgiven, given all our recent coverage of the DTM, for thinking that we've got some sort of downer on the good ol' BTCC.

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...).

Brands Hatch version
Traditional (4:3)
Computer widescreen (16:10)
TV widescreen (16:9)
Portrait (smartphone etc)

Golf version
Traditional (4:3)
Computer widescreen (16:10)
TV widescreen (16:9)
Portrait (smartphone etc)

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Comments (31) Join the discussion on the forum

  • TobesH 05 May 2012

    BTCC is fantastic at the moment. Thruxton in the rain was such a a cracking set of races.

  • gforceg 05 May 2012

    Good on him. I like the pic of the sideways Golf. Good action and sense of velocity.

    Why no PH "skull and cross bones" on view?

  • Defcon5 05 May 2012

    Always been a fan of BTCC.

  • Kwistof 05 May 2012

    gforceg said:
    Good on him. I like the pic of the sideways Golf. Good action and sense of velocity.

    Why no PH "skull and cross bones" on view?
    +1 Just enough space between the IC and Milltek stickers smile

  • SimonSaid 05 May 2012

    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?!

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