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Thruxton delighted with BTCC event & safety changes

Thruxton have heralded a strong weekend in terms of racing and attendances as the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship rolled into Hampshire for rounds 7, 8 and 9.

After three sizable incidents took place at Church corner last year, work took place over the off-season to further enhance the safety of flat-out right hander, with a run-off and improved tyre barrier now in place.

With a huge crowd making their way through the gate, Gordon Shedden, Jason Plato and Adam Morgan all took victory in three frenetic encounters around the 2.36 mile circuit.

Thruxton Group Managing Director Bill Coombs said: “We were delighted to see so many people coming through the gates on both days, and we received a lot of positive feedback from both competitors and fans.

“We were particularly pleased to hear drivers’ enthusiastic comments regarding the changes made to Church, and whilst we’re aware that there remains work to do as part of our multi-year plan, it was encouraging to see that the steps forward that we have made across the board are taking us in the right direction.

“Better yet, the racing was absolutely thrilling from the headlining BTCC through all the support series, generating great entertainment that evidently went down very well with an appreciative crowd.

“The success of the whole weekend is a credit to the first-rate operational team that we have in place here, as well of course as the BARC officials, medical team, marshals and everybody who played a part in marketing and ticket sales.”

Article originally written on Wednesday, 13 May 2015. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.