BTCC Oulton Park - Races - 6th June 2010
Matt Hamilton in the TH Motorsport Honda Civic Type R at Oulton ParkRace day at a warm and dry Oulton Park saw mixed fortunes for TH Motorsport team driver, Matt Hamilton. After a good start in Race 1, Matt's race was cut short on lap 2 following an incident with Shaun Hollamby's Golf on the exit from the Knickerbrook chicane. Race 2 however proved again that this car and driver combination is capable of challenging for BTCC points, finishing in a solid 12th place, just over a second behind Dave Pinkney in 10th place. The final race of the day saw another competitive drive for Matt in the Honda Civic Type R, eventually finishing an incident packed race in 13th place.
BTCC Oulton Park - Qualifying - 5th June 2010
TH Motorsport Honda Civic Type R driver Matt HamiltonOulton Park's Island Circuit saw warm and dry conditions for an exciting and closely fought BTCC qualifying session. TH Motorsport driver Matt Hamilton took his Honda Civic Type R to a creditable 16th position for tomorrows opening race, with a best lap of 1:29.493, matching his best lap in free practice. With the weather likely to change overnight, Matt is hoping to add to his first points score at Brands Hatch.
BTCC Brands Hatch GP - Races - 2nd May 2010
Matt Hamilton in the TH Motorsport Honda Civic Type R passing Tom Onslow-Cole's Ford FocusTH Motorsport’s Matt Hamilton celebrated his first BTCC points finish in his Honda Civic Type R at a rain soaked Brands Hatch today. Starting from 15th on the grid for race one, Matt made steady progress in the difficult wet conditions which caught out some of the most experienced BTCC drivers, crossing the line in 12th. With the rain still falling, Matt’s improved grid position for the start of race two suggested that a top ten finish was a possibility.
BTCC Brands Hatch GP - Qualifying - 1st May 2010
Matt Hamilton in the TH Motorsport Honda Civic Type RThe TH Motorsport Honda Civic Type R, in the hands of driver Matt Hamilton, proved well suited to the superb Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit during qualifying for tomorrows BTCC rounds. In the mornings free practice sessions, Matt set some very encouraging times, with a best in free practice 2 of 1:34.824, putting him 16th fastest. His impressive pace continued into qualifying, when he clocked 1:34.158, just 2.5 seconds off pole and grabbing 15th on the grid for tomorrows opening race.
BTCC Rockingham - Races - 25th April 2010
Matt HamiltonDespite Matt Hamilton's problems in qualifying on Saturday, BTCC race day at Rockingham proved much more sucessfull. Race 1 saw the track drying after heavy rain overnight, making tyre choice difficult. After moving up to tenth in the opening laps, worn tyres saw Matt pit, eventually ending the race in 15th place. Conditions were much more predictable in Race 2, with a completely dry track.
BTCC Rockingham - Qualifying - 24th April 2010
Matt Hamilton in the TH Motorsport Honda Civic Type R at RockinghamRockingham is the second circuit to host this years British Touring Car Championship. With it's high speed oval section and tricky infield, Rockingham is a real challenge for drivers, teams and tyres. The weather is threatening to play it's part on race day, scoring points is a possibility for any driver. Matt Hamilton clocked some promising times in free practice, but starts the first race in 19th position after problems during qualifying.
BTCC Thruxton - Races - 4th April 2010
Matt HamiltonThe weather remained dry at the high-speed Hampshire circuit for the first three BTCC races of 2010. TH Motorsport's Matt Hamilton narrowly missed scoring his first points finish, despite a mishap in the first race, which a saw number of cars suffer tyre wear problems. Matt started race 2 from 16th on the grid and made good progress in the Honda Civic Type R through the race to finish 13th. Matt continued to impress In the final race of day, taking the chequered flag in an impressive 12th, just two places away from the points.
BTCC Thruxton - Qualifying - 3rd April 2010
Matt Hamilton in the TH Motorsport Honda Civic Type RThe high speed Thruxton circuit proved yet again to be a challenge during free practice and qualifying for tomorrow's Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races, with the wet weather making driving conditions treacherous. Matt Hamilton ended the qualifying session in his TH Motorsport Honda Civic Type R with a best lap of of 1:29.045, an average speed of 95.25mph, good enough to line up on tomorrow's grid in 19th position . See the action from Thruxton tomorrow on ITV4.
BTCC Media Day Test - Brands Hatch - 2010
Matt Hamilton in the TH Motorsport Honda Civic Type R at the Brands Hatch Offical Test 2010TH Motorsport driver Matt Hamilton made an encouraging start to his BTCC campaign at the Brands Hatch Media Day official test. Matt clocked a best time of 49.639 secs around the Indy circuit, giving him the 14th fastest time of the day, just four tenths outside the top ten. Despite a minor off in the morning session, the day proved to be productive and demonstrated that both Matt and the TH Motorsport Honda Civic Type R have the potential to be competitive in 2010.
BTCC Brands Hatch - Qualifying
TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda IntegraQualifying for the final round of this years British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch saw TH Motorsport rookie Matt Hamilton qualify just 1.8 seconds off pole position for tomorrows opening race in his Honda Type R, just behind BTCC veteran Anthony Reid. John George's TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra is just two places back on the grid from Hamilton. With the BTCC title still up for grabs at the challenging Kent circuit, it looks like unmissable viewing on ITV4.
BTCC Rockingham - Race Report
Matt Hamilton enters the pitlane at the start of race one at RockinghamBoth TH Motorsport drivers experienced mixed fortunes during race day at Rockingham. Matt Hamilton started his first BTCC race from the pit lane in the Honda Civic Type R, whilst John George made it from the back of the grid to 17th in Race 1. The second race was even less kind to the TH Motorsport pair, with both cars ending the race early. John George's Integra had an unfortunate spin into the gravel just 2 laps into the race.
BTCC Rockingham - Qualifying
TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda IntegraTH Motorsport are a two car team at Rockingham, so this BTCC weekend looks like it will be hectic. Both John George and BTCC debutant Matt Hamilton didn't manage to maximise their qualifying potential and ended the session at the tail end of the grid. Both drivers are expecting better things during the three BTCC races tomorrow.
BTCC Silverstone - Race Report
John George in the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra at the BTCC SilverstoneThe weather played it's part again on BTCC raceday at the Silverstone National circuit. A dry Race 1 saw John George bring his TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra home in a solid 16th position. The start of Race 2 however saw light rain arrive, making the correct tyre selection difficult. After pitting at the end of the formation lap, John George avoided the many incidents caused by the changing track conditions, only to be caught out himself with a trip across the grass on lap 15.
BTCC Silverstone - Qualifying
The TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda IntegraThe Silverstone National circuit proved to be a stern test in qualifying for tomorrows BTCC rounds. John George clocked a best time of 1:02.272 in the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra, putting him on the 10th row of the grid for the opening race.
BTCC Knockhill - Race Report
John George in the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG takes a trip over the gravel trap at Knockhill It was another three solid race finishes for the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra at Knockhill, yet again narrowly missing out on scoring the elusive first championship points of the season. The rain stayed away from the narrow and twisty Scottish circuit, but there was plenty of drama and incendent in all three races, with the safety car being deployed on several occasions throughout the day.
BTCC Knockhill - Qualifying
The TH Motorsoprt Racing with JAG Honda IntegraThe TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra of John George clocked a best of 54.895 in qualifying for tomorrows opening BTCC race, good enough for 16th on the grid. The mornings free practice sessions were rain affected at the tight and technical Knockhill circuit, but the track remained dry for qualifying. Scotland's BTCC round is always exciting and eventful, so don't miss all three of tomorrows races on ITV4.
BTCC Snetterton - Race Report
John George in the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra at BTCC SnettertonRace day brought mixed fortunes for John George in the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra at Snetterton. Despite near-perfect conditions, all three BTCC races suffered more than their fair share of incidents and drama. Race 1 saw John George, in his 100th BTCC race, get close to scoring his first points of the season with a solid finish in 13th position, with a best lap of 1:13.638, just a second off the pace of race winner, Vauxhall's Fabrizio Giovanardi.
BTCC Snetterton - Qualifying
John George in the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda IntegraThe TH Motosport Racing with JAG Honda Integra qualified on the 9th row of the grid for tomorrows opening race at Snetterton, with a lap of 1:15.106. John George is looking to pick up his first championship points of the season in his 100th BTCC race start, and with the weather looking likely to remain dry, expect fast and furious racing at Norfolk's high speed circuit. Follow all the action on ITV4 tomorrow.
BTCC Croft - Race Report
John George avoids the wreckage that red flagged race oneThe contrasting weather conditions made for some dramatic action during the three BTCC races at Croft. The high temperatures experienced in qualifying on Saturday greeted the drivers again for Race 1, with the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra starting from 19th position on the grid. Unfortunately, on lap 13, the race was red-flagged when Tom Chilton's Focus collided with a spinning Chevrolet Lacetti. John George narrowly missed the incident and finished a solid 14th.
BTCC Croft - Quailifying
TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda IntegraWith near-tropical weather at Croft, the high track temperatures meant that many of the front-wheel drive cars struggled to get the best out of their tyres in qualifying. John George improved on his free practice time by six tenths of a second, with a best lap of 1:28.202 in the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra. He'll line up 19th on the grid for tomorrows opening British Touring Car Championship race. Watch all the days action on ITV4.
BTCC Oulton Park - Race Day
Engine problems at Oulton ParkThe TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Team had a testing race day at the Oulton Park circuit. After experiencing problems in qualifying on Saturday, the Honda Integra engine finally suffered a major failure on the sighting lap before lining up on the grid for Race One. The car was recovered to the pitlane, but the work required would mean the car would be unable to take its place on the grid for the first two races.
BTCC Oulton Park - Qualifying
The TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda IntegraThe qualifying session for tomorrows BTCC round 10 saw many of the drivers finding it difficult to improve on their times from free practice earlier today, with high temperatures proving to be a major factor. John George, in the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra, got down to 1:30.461 on lap 9 of his 12 lap run, giving him 20th position for tomorrows opening race at the demanding Oulton Park Island circuit.
BTCC Oulton Park - Free Practice
BTCC on ITV4With the Oulton Park circuit bathed in sunshine, free practice is underway for rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the British Touring Car Championship. In Free Practice 1, John George completed 13 laps in the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra, with a best time of 1:29.738. With the track temperature rising to over 42C in Free Practice 2 most drivers, including John George, struggled to improve on their Free Practice 1 times. One lap 4 of 15, George clocked a best time of 1:30.791. Qualifying news to follow.
BTCC Donnington Park- Race Report
The TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda IntegraDespite the rain making conditions difficult all day, John George brought the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra safely home in all three HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship races at Donnington Park. Although finishing out of the points, George avoided the many incidents around him and found a consistent pace. More information to follow.
BTCC Donnington Park - Qualifying
John GeorgeTrack conditions were testing as John George qualified in a solid 15th position for Round 7 of the HIQ MSA British Touring Car Championship at Donnington Park's National Circuit. The TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Civic driver improved on his Free Practice 1 time from this morning, clocking 1:14.783 on lap 6 of his qualifying runs, averaging 94.22mph around the historic midlands circuit.
BTCC Donnington Park - Free Practice
TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda IntegraThe Donnington Park circuit remained dry for both HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship free practice sessions this morning. Free Practice 1 saw TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra complete 17 laps, with a best time of 1:15.320. In the second session, John George improved by half a second with a 1:14.826 lap, almost a second faster than his best in qualifying at Donnington last year. News of qualifying to follow.
BTCC returns to Donnington this weekend
HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship on ITV4TH Motorsport returns to action at Donnington Park this weekend (May 16/17) for the British Touring Car Championship. John George has impressed with his pace during practice sessions at Brands Hatch and Thruxton in the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra. Luck has deserted him during races so far, with minor incidents and punctures stopping George from gaining his first BTCC points of the year.
BTCC Thruxton - Race Report
TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra - damage in race 1 at ThruxtonJohn George's run of bad luck during race days continued at Thruxton this weekend, despite a promising showing in free practice on Saturday. Race 1 was frustratingly disrupted on the 6th lap when a left front puncture at high speed caused damage to surrounding bodywork, forcing the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra to pit. After a swift tyre change and some running repairs, George re-entered the race, eventually finishing 18th, a lap down on the winner, Fabrizio Giovanardi.
BTCC Thruxton - Qualifying
John GeorgeThe Thruxton circuit proved to be challenging during qualifying for tomorrow's HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship round, with John George ending the session with a best lap in his TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra of 1:20.486, good enough to start 17th on the grid. Watch all the action tomorrow live on ITV4 starting at 11.30.
BTCC Thruxton - Free Practice
John George's TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda IntegraJohn George continues to display impresive pace during practice at the high speed Hampshire circuit. In bright and breezy conditions, the TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra clocked 1:21.195 for 13th position in Free Practice 1. In the second session, John George improved to 12th with a solid 1:20.885, an average speed of over 104mph around Thruxton. Qualifying news to follow soon.
Promising pace at BTCC seasons opener
TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda IntegraJohn George reckons he could be the fastest Honda driver out there once his TH Motorsport Racing with JAG crew has fully got to grips with its 2009 Integra. Guernsey-domiciled Cornishman George proved rapid during the weekend's HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship season-opener at Brands Hatch, getting within a second of the top times in second practice and then qualifying 13th overall on Saturday. Out of four Hondas on the grid, only Gordon Shedden’s Team Dynamics Civic was quicker.
Although Sunday failed to produce any points finishes for George – a lap one, race one spin into retirement severely hampered his progress for the remainder of the day – he was hugely encouraged by his car’s performance.
George said: “I am really pleased with the way things went – I can take a bit of bad luck and we were quick enough to do some real damage in the top ten. I would rather be quick and have bad luck than be slow and need good luck to get anywhere.
“We have only had the car for about three weeks and it has been sitting in a workshop for three years doing nothing so I suppose rubber seals and the like will perish once we start using them, but now the team will strip them out and change them. “To put it into perspective we were the second quickest Honda today in a car that was built in 2005. Once we really get on top of the car I think we can really surprise a few people.”
Team boss Trevor Humphrey was equally upbeat adding: “Today made all the effort of the past three years worthwhile for everyone in the team. We were trading places with the much bigger teams in all three sessions, using the absolute minimum of tyres.
“In qualifying, John posted our fasted ever time at Brands Hatch of 49.8 seconds and so I called him in and sat out the last ten minutes of qualifying so as to save the tyres. The car didn’t miss a beat all day, John didn’t have any problems and it worked like clock work. Our budget would only pay the catering bill for some of these teams so ending up 13th on the grid was a major achievement for the team”.