25 10, 2018

TCR Europe Overview

By |2018-10-29T19:04:28+00:00October 25th, 2018|Latest, Race Reports|0 Comments

Ash Sutton has praised the TCR concept after a successful maiden outing in TCR Europe at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona in Spain this weekend [20-21 October] that culminated in a podium finish. Partnering with TCR UK Teams’ Champions WestCoast Racing in a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR for the season-concluding double header, Sutton got his second taste of TCR machinery after piloting the Verizon Connect Racing Honda Civic Type R to a double victory at Oulton Park in June. The 24-year old was in superb form from the outset, qualifying a respectable fifth and sixth in a bumper 32-car grid. A [...]

1 10, 2018

Ending on a high

By |2018-11-04T15:51:31+00:00October 1st, 2018|Latest, Race Reports|0 Comments

Brands Hatch was all about signing the season off with on a positive note! The pace we set in both free practice seasons was a very good start to doing exactly that! Unfortunately we had a curve ball thrown in the mix after I had an accident into paddock hill bend. The throttle body failed and sent me sailing into the barrier at some speed! "Straight away we knew we had a fight on our hands getting the car ready for qualifying. The BMR boys did a Stirling job and having a complete front end with engine sat in the [...]

17 09, 2018

Title defence is over

By |2018-10-30T17:35:11+00:00September 17th, 2018|Latest, Race Reports|0 Comments

The weekend was the make or break of the championship. Silverstone has always been the weakest circuit on the calendar for us, not forgetting how competitive the championship has got in the space of a year. “Unfortunately, the weekend took a turn for the worst and it soon became clear it was going to be difficult to stay in the hunt for the championship. Qualifying 25th on the grid was not the way I wanted to start Sunday off. After the situation that occurred on the day left us out of the championship come the end of Race 2, it [...]

30 08, 2018

Highs and Lows of Knockhill

By |2018-10-30T17:41:09+00:00August 30th, 2018|Race Reports|0 Comments

“Saturday was a tough day, we hit the ground running in FP1 but that didn’t quite continue through into FP2 and qualifying. I was a little disappointed as to where we lined up in qualifying, we were inside the top ten but behind our two main rivals. “Sunday however was a different day; the heavens had opened and I knew our chances of scoring points became more hopeful! Race one couldn’t have gone much better, we got straight into the working window of the car and the pace was strong getting the win set us up nicely for the day. [...]

14 08, 2018

Big push for the title

By |2018-10-30T17:44:44+00:00August 14th, 2018|Race Reports|0 Comments

‘The weekend was a very similar one to Snetterton. Going off the back of last year we had some solid results at Rockingham and I was aiming to relocate those results. ‘Qualifying didn't quite go to plan, we had a few different things on the car that we hadn't really tested before and we just never found the sweet spot with that package. Overnight we had a good think about what we could do and we went back to what we knew and it just brought the car alive come race day. ‘Race one was about moving forward after not the [...]

30 07, 2018

Mixed emotions at Snetterton

By |2018-07-30T16:30:22+00:00July 30th, 2018|Race Reports|0 Comments

Saturday "Its was great to get back out after the summer break. Being completely honest I left the tyre test unsure of how we where going to fare up come qualifying. Conditions weren't great on Saturday and it made it hard to find the sweet spot in the setup but for sure we definitely maxed everything once it came to qualifying. I was very pleased with Q1 putting it P9 for the opening racing on Sunday. However I was a little disappointed with the qualifying for the Diamond Double, this wasn't down to anything myself or the team had done but, [...]

9 07, 2018

Back on top, new ‘King of Croft’?

By |2018-07-20T11:05:17+00:00July 9th, 2018|Race Reports|0 Comments

“The biggest thing from the weekend was the improvement to the car from what the team has been doing back at base.  The effort from Oulton Park to now has shown in the gains we have made in that short time and the slight boost adjustment is a very small part of that.  It’s very positive having myself and Jason at the sharp end of the grid with strong pace but part of that was due to the fact that we were at a rear wheel drive circuit which made our lives much easier for qualifying and race one with [...]

22 05, 2018

Thruxton wasn’t kind

By |2018-05-23T20:48:55+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Race Reports|0 Comments

Hampshires circuit wasn't so kind to both Team BMR and to Ashley. It is the fast circuit on this seasons calendar which isn't exactly the strongest point at the moment for the Subaru Levorg and its Swindon Powertrain. After setting blistering pace at the Thruxton Test during DMR program it was a different story come race weekend. "I knew the weekend was never going to be plain sailing like the test. For starters you never know how you really stand up in comparison to others. For example, what ballast they are running aswell as their engine performance. The other huge [...]

30 04, 2018

Fighting at Donington Park

By |2018-05-10T09:55:54+00:00April 30th, 2018|Race Reports|0 Comments

Donington was a strong track for us last year regarding the cars cornering performance and it was very much the same this year. Saturday was a little bit of a dramatic day for the team though. Unfortunately, after my first run during FP2 we picked up an engine noise which left the Swindon guys concerned. Both Swindon and the team made a bold decision to change engines before Qualifying, this was always going to be a tough ask in such a short period of time but man its good watching them work as one. I can't thank the boys enough [...]

9 04, 2018

Brands Hatch was Points Scoring

By |2018-05-10T09:55:09+00:00April 9th, 2018|Race Reports|0 Comments

Overall we were punching above our weight this weekend.  We went in with expectations of a top fifteen but to come away with a 7th, 12th and 4th we definitely overachieved.  With the amount of testing we’ve had we’ve certainly got a lot of work to do but I’m confident that the boys back at BMR Headquarters will be doing their bit behind the scenes to get us to where we need to be. "It’s a good start to my campaign to defend the title to be 5th in the Championship and 26 more points ahead of where we were [...]