Race Day Report: Independent Winner at Donington Park

by | Apr 24, 2023 | BTCC | 0 comments

Bobby started his day from 22nd place on the grid at the Donington Park BTCC season opener. The inclement weather made conditions treacherous for all drivers, but Thompson was able to make progress in the first race, finishing in a respectable 16th position.

In the second race of the day, Bobby continued to show his skill in the wet conditions. He was able to move up the grid and finished the race in an impressive 10th position.

Bobby saved his best performance for the final race of the day, where he was able to secure an independent win and finished in 6th overall. This was an outstanding achievement after Saturdays qualifying session and lack of pre-season testings for the 2022 Jack Sears Champion and a great way to kick off the BTCC season.

Despite the challenging weather conditions, Bobby was able to demonstrate his skill and determination, making steady progress throughout the day and earning well-deserved points for his team which currently leaves him as the Independent Drivers championship leader.

Bobby claimed this first silverware of the season in race 3. Photograph: Mike Hills

Bobby Commented “We knew coming into round one that we were going to be on the backfoot this weekend having only finished building the car late Thursday night. There will always be teething problems with a brand-new car and getting all of the components to sing from the same hymn sheet always has its challenges so Saturday was just about getting through that phase of the project.

“Coming into Sunday we knew we had a job on our hands starting 22nd but we produced three really good results and to get into the reverse grid stops was mega. I’m really happy that I was able to give the Team HARD. staff an independent win to say thank you for all of their hard work this winter and weekend, it’s been a massive job for all involved and I’m super grateful.

“Looking forward to the next round, it’s a track we know the car performs well and I’ll be hoping to repeat last year’s podium at the teams home track at Brands Hatch.”