May 7, 2024

Thurston claims first EP British Nationals win

Alex Thurston got his 2024 season off to the best possible start by securing his first ever BRCA Electric Touring Car National win at opening round held at Halifax over the weekend.  In qualifying it was the Schumacher of former National Champion Elliott Harper who took the TQ ahead of Thurston’s YMC Racing Mugen MTC2-R with another former Champion Olly Jefferies in third.   Successfully defend his title in 2023, defending Champion Kyle Branson would line up P4 with his Xray.  With double mains to decide the first of the 5 round National Championship,  A1 would see Harper take the win as Thurston and Jefferies had a good battle for second with the later unable to find a way through.  A2 and Thurston was able to capitalise on an issue for Harper however Jefferies wasn’t able to get through cleanly giving Thurston a comfortable lead to the finish over multiple BRCA Champion Chris Grainger for a first EP National win to go with his 1:8 Onroad season opening win at Cotswolds last month.  Branson would fill the second step on the podium which was completed by Harper.  In 13.5 Touring Car, Ollie Payne  took the TQ and win ahead of Zak Finlay and James Hart.

Image: Alex Thurston [Facebook]


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