Crees hoping luck changes
Crees hoping luck changes

Michael Crees is back on track for the latest round of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship as he hopes his recent run of bad luck changes.

Snetterton plays host to the penultimate round of the season, with Crees hoping to regain his lead in the Jack Sears Trophy.

He will be hoping that having had two rounds of mechanical issues he will be back on form and challenging the top ten positions in the weekends three races.

This weekend also sees the introduction of a new ‘top ten shootout’ qualifying format. With Saturday’s usual free practice sessions condensed down into a single 50-minute period, drivers will then have a 25-minute window to set a lap time for an initial qualifying time, with the top-ten then moving to a further 10-minute showdown to determine the starting positions for Sunday’s opening race. 

Speaking ahead of the weekend, Cees said: “I’m looking forward to the weekend. We’ve found the problem with the car and the guys are confident that they’ve fixed it.

“Going off the pre-season tyre test at Snetterton, I was 8th fastest in the dry and 3rd fastest in the wet and the weather looks changeable this weekend. I just have to go out and try and win the Jack Sears.

“There are six races left, and I’m 37 points behind Thompson in the lead. I think I’ve had the pace on everybody else this year, hopefully Bobby [Thompson] will be racing and I can beat him on track.

“I qualified 9th at Croft, in the top ten at Brands Hatch, and 11th at Thruxton. I’ve shown that I have the pace. I just need to find that little bit extra to get in top-ten, and then who knows what could happen.”

Unfortunately Thompson hasn’t been given the all clear to be able to race at Snetterton this weekend.

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