BTCC - Power Maxed Racing claim hat-trick of Independent wins on opening weekend of new season - The Evesham Observer

BTCC - Power Maxed Racing claim hat-trick of Independent wins on opening weekend of new season

Evesham Editorial 8th May, 2024 Updated: 10th May, 2024   0

EVANS Halshaw Power Maxed Racing, from Evesham, wanted more from the opening weekend of the new British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season at Donington Park.

Despite claiming a clean sweep of Independent class wins with Árón Taylor-Smith winning twice, while Mikey Doble also triumphed on his way to scooping the Jack Sears Trophy, the team came away with 32 points in the teams standings.

And the team are already focusing on how they could make further improvements heading into the next few race meetings.

Taylor-Smith said: “To kick off the season with a clean sweep of Independent wins is something we as a team can be extremely proud of as it’s a testament to all of the work that has been put in during the winter.

“I’m personally really happy to come away with P7 in qualifying as it outlines our pace over one lap. On race day we fought as hard as we could and importantly uncovered a few little areas that I know we can improve on heading to Brands Hatch in a few weeks’ time.

“This season has kicked off what I think is going to be a really successful 2024 and it’s nice to know that we have a package underneath us that is more than capable of challenging towards the front of the grid.”

Doble said: “I’m satisfied with how our weekend ended, coming away with the overall Jack Sears Trophy and an Independents’ win in race three. It’s been a solid start with three top ten points finishes and a continuation of qualifying inside the top ten.

“We’ll go over the data from the weekend before we head to Brands Hatch and see how we can close the gap to those at the front. Overall, it’s been a great first weekend of the year.”

Taylor-Smith finished seventh in race one before crossing the line 11th in race two and 14th in race three.

Teammate Doble placed 12th in race before securing back-to-back 13th place finishes in races two and three.

Power Maxed Racing return to the track at Brands Hatch on May 11 and 12 for the next round of the new BTCC season.

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