The 2018 Schumacher BTCC season started on a cold Easter weekend at the picturesque Cotswold circuit. In spite of the weather there were eight heats and some of Britain’s best touring car drivers in attendance, for their first outdoor race of the year. Olly Jeffries secured TQ in Touring Car Modified for Xray, closely followed by Elliott Harper for Schumacher. A close final was anticipated but unfortunately Elliott’s speed control failed on the start line, which allowed Olly to take a relatively comfortable win from Alex Hagberg (Xray) who fought off a strong challenge from Chris Grainger (Team Associated) in 3rd.
In 13.5 Boosted Zak Finley maintained a slight edge throughout qualifying and then won the final with his Xray from the Schumachers of Chris Gunter and James Hart.
In 13.5 Blinky Jimmy Madison won with Tony Broad 2nd and Marcus Askell in 3rd. Adrian Sully was very happy to take the TQ and win in 17.5 from Chris Ellis and Dave Ringsell. Round 2 of the series will be held at Stafford on May 6th.