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BTCC Brands Hatch FP1: Tom Ingram is fastest

Tom Ingram was the surprise name at the top of the time sheets in the first free practice session of the new season of the BTCC at Brands Hatch this morning.

On a drying track the Speedworks Motorsport driver set a time of 50.665 seconds, more than half a second faster than the next best car, the Honda of Matt Neal
Rookie Josh Cook, runner-up in last year’s Clio Cup, was third frastest ahead of Rob Collard and Dave Newsham.

Reigning champion Colin Turkington could only manage 13th fastest in his first session with Team BMR. All three of his team mates were ahead of him, with Aron Smith seventh, Warren Scott eighth and Jason Plato 11th.

MG pair Jack Goff and Andrew Jordan spent most of the session in the garage, completing just eight laps between them.

The next free practice session is at 12:45pm.
Follow live timing and driver tracker on itv.com/btcc
Qualifying, live on itv.com/btcc at 3.30pm

Read more at ITV Sport

BTCC: New team launches in support of Help for Heroes

Stirling Motorsport Management has today launched an exciting new initiative that will nurture upcoming British motorsport talent, racing to raise awareness and funds for Help for Heroes.

As an official Help for Heroes charity partner, the #RacingforHeroes team will participate in five championships across the 2015 TOCA package; its ultimate aim to run a motorsport team led and raced entirely by veterans in the pinnacle of British Motorsports – The British Touring Car Championship.

For 2015 the team will compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Renault Clio Cup UK and the newly formed MSA Formula Championship.

#RacingforHeroes has handpicked five young and talented British drivers, all of whom are taking a step forward in their careers and debuting in a new championship in 2015. All drivers are fully committed to competing next year to make a difference to the recovery of our wounded veterans. They are Josh Files, Josh Cook, Tom Butler, Zac Chapman and Jess Hawkins.

The team will be led by founder Peter Thorpe, who commented, “We as a group are so proud to launch such an exciting team into British Motorsports, in support of Help for Heroes. It’s a unique idea, forging relationships between drivers and sponsors, offering our partners what is the biggest PR and Marketing platform in British Motorsport.”

Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-Founder Help for Heroes: “When Stirling Motorsport approached us with the exciting idea for #RacingforHeroes, we knew immediately they shared our passion and ‘can-do’ attitude. The team is committed to fundraising and providing opportunities for our wounded through motorsport. We wish them every success and hope British racing fans will get behind the team.”

The team of cars, drivers, engineers and support staff will all be identically branded, and proud to fly the flag for home grown talent and our wounded. From today, #RacingforHeroes will be looking for brand partners and sponsors to support the project when it starts racing in 2015.

Read more at btcc.net