Continuing its technical sponsorship of the successful West Surrey Racing team, Physical Digital® attended the BTCC's third race weekend at Thruxton on 6th and 7th May.
Fast and accurate: Physical Digital and West Surrey Racing
Both Physical Digital and West Surrey Racing understand the crucial need for speed and accuracy in their working environments.
Physical Digital captures highly accurate 3D scan data from objects between <10mm and 20m+ for a wide range of purposes, providing clients with quality inspection and reverse engineering services. A fast, responsive service is essential where clients are working to tight timescales. Likewise, the West Surrey Racing team aims for speed and precision to ensure the safety of its drivers and ultimately to maintain its position at the top of the leaderboard.
West Surrey Racing’s drivers rose to the challenges of Thruxton’s notably speedy corners and fast, bumpy track at the weekend, with both Rob Collard and Colin Turkington claiming thrilling victories in the second and third races respectively.
In Race 2, Hampshire-based Rob Collard’s #5 started 10th at his local circuit, using all his racecraft to push through to P6 within the first three laps. The race was red-flagged after a heavy shunt involving #23 Daniel Lloyd’s MG at Church Corner. After an hour-long delay for safety work, Rob Collard made the most of his P6 start and immediately leapt through to third place, rapidly climbing to take the lead by the end of the second lap.
At the chicane, Rob was joined by Gordon Shedden and Jack Goff, making for a heart-stopping three-way battle, at the end of which the BMW 125i M Sport emerged victorious. When the second race was declared early due to another incident, Collard was at the front of the pack, collecting his first win of the 2017 season and 14th of his BTCC career. Added to his 10th and 7th place in the other two races, he has climbed to 4th position in the driver standings.
Colin Clinches the 100th Victory for BMW
Colin Turkington’s sixth place position at the end of the second race gave him pole position in the reversed-grid race three. After a dominant race-long performance, the Northern Irishman finished nearly three seconds ahead of runner-up Tom Ingram’s #80, giving Turkington his 43rd BTCC trophy. Added to solid 7th and 6th places in race 1 and 2, Turkington sits in third place in the driver standings, just 19 points behind the leader Tom Ingram. Commenting on the century of wins for BMW, Turkington said: "It's a real landmark for BMW. I grew up watching Winkelhock, Soper and Harvey racing these BMWs so it's special for me to be upholding the tradition and the success."
Andrew Jordan in Team BMW with Pirtek claimed two points for places in races 2 and 3, but a spin towards the end of the first race left him lower down the table and meant that at the end of the BTCC’s third event he is now in 12th place in the driver standings.
Thruxton Third for BTCC 2017 Season
Established in 1968, Thruxton circuit in Hampshire is branded as the fastest circuit in the UK, being one of the most exciting tracks to drive. With average speeds of over 100mph, the circuit is a firm favourite with spectators, who enjoyed the thrilling prospect offered by the BTCC rounds 7-9.
The site was originally constructed in 1942 as RAF Thruxton, a World War II airfield which was home to the RAF and USAAF and used for aircraft and gliders. Due to planning restrictions, the circuit can only run 12 days of motorsport every year, with one weekend every year being devoted to the ever-popular British Touring Car Championship.
Next event on the BTCC calendar is Oulton Park, where races 10-12 will be contested.
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