The sun was shining for the British Touring Car Championship’s annual trip to the North East. ESM’s BTCC Correspondent was there to capture the action. These are his photo highlights from a scorching hot day.
We’ll dive straight in with the photos, and be sure to click on the image to open the slideshow.
In the paddock
Do cable ties pass scrutineering?
Rob Austin’s pristine Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Spoiler alert – it didn’t stay this way.
Dunlop up early to bake some tyres.
“What’s that about boost levels, Alan?”
Alan Gow’s latest toy – the BTCC safety pickup
Inside the TOCA truck
Packed pit lane walkabout
Matt Neal, remember him?
Josh Cook keeping out of the sun.
Adam Morgan, also being sensible about the sun.
Not everyone had the benefit of umbrellas or awnings.
Stephen Jelley did though.
Rob Austin’s hobo beard continues to grow.
Brett Smith was loving Croft it seems.
Turkington aside, just what is that shirt at back left?!
James Cole wants to know if you’ve had Shredded Wheat for breakfast.
He might not have raced in the series for almost five years, but Mel C’s brother is still popular with the fans.
“Look, it’s that guy from Fifth Gear”
Tim Harvey. Legend.