Photo of the weekend


Photo coming from the mythical Brands Hatch circuit, in England. Okay, it's in the Indy layout, but that doesn't matter when there's close racing and a close finish.

The 2015 season of the British Touring Car Championship started in good style, with three different winners over the weekend, and a good debut of the Civic Type R of Honda Yuasa Racing. But the second race of the weekend explains pretty well the benefits of the NGTC regulation set adopted for the championship.

Jason Plato was pratically cruising for the victory with his Volkswagen CC of Team BMR, with a four second lead from Andy Priaulx and Gordon Shedden. But sometimes the life (and motorsports) can simply turn the things around, and a puncture ended with Plato's chances of victory.

After that, Shedden and Priaulx made an epic battle for the lead, with Colin Turkington right behind them. Final lap, last turns, and Priaulx tried a last move on Shedden, eventually resulting in contact. But Shedden didn't lost balance and the lead, but had to survive a drag race until the finish, fending off Priaulx by 0.040 seconds.

Good way for the Civic and Priaulx to com back to BTCC.

PHOTO: BTCC