BTCC Brands Hatch GP - Races - 2nd May 2010

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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.

 

Despite the safety car being deployed and numerous incidents during the race, Matt and the Honda Civic Type R proved more than a match for the conditions,  eventually bring the car home in a worthy 9th position and scoring two championship points. A drying track for the final race of the day made tyre choice difficult for all the teams.  After a tricky start, Matt had a very competitive drive just outside the top ten, impressively swapping positions with Tom Onslow-Cole several times, ending the race in 12th.