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Apr 2

FAST CARS…..BTCC’S first race of the season at Brands Hatch

By julietlemon April 2 2012 - 09.18 AM

Yup, more car action to report about from us at Juliet Lemon Photography.  Yesterday was the first race of the season for the British Touring Car Championships at Brands Hatch where we were photographing the on and off track action for The Sun Online.  This is our fourth year snapping away for the bunch at The Sun Online and we LOVE IT!!

It was such a brilliant day at the circuit, great to catch up with the drivers and their teams and this year we’re following former BTCC champion Jason Plato who piloted his Triple 8-run MG6 for the first time in the championships.  He finished fourth and third in the first two races and had an amazing drive in the third race where he came from sixth place through to victory!  Really great to see him on the podium and celebrating with his family and team.

There was also a lot of bumping and shunting between the cars on the circuit in all 3 races resulting in a lot of on track carnage.  The most impressive on track incident of the day was a spectacular crash involving BTCC Driver Nick Foster where he lost control of his BMW coming out of Druids hairpin and the skidded across the track, onto the grass verge, smacked into a tyre barrier and rolled over – here is the full story and slideshow on The Sun Online.  Thankfully Nick was unscathed from the crash and great work done by all the marshals who all worked incredibly hard.  I was right there to capture the action and thanks to my great twitter community, got told that I’d made it on telly!

Here are a few photos from Sunday (including one that videographer Mark Clews snapped of me on the grid with Andy Neate’s lovely grid girl Rachelle) – I really hope that through them you can really see what a brilliant day out the British Touring Car Championships is.  I would highly recommend getting along to see it live in action, take your friends and family, it really is the perfect way to spend a Sunday!  Enjoy x




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