Sunday eve - How it stands

So after a torrential downpour put the cat amongst the pigeons on race three, it's Fabrizio Giovanardi who once again ends the weekend on top of the standings, although the Italian wasn't really in contention in any of the three races. His lead is now seven points over Mat Jackson, while Gordon Shedden has jumped up to third.

Team Halfords are now the closest challengers to Vauxhall in the team standings, while Adam Jones has closed in on Mat Jackson in the Independents' standings.

Next stop Donington in three weeks time.

Sunday eve - Eurotech wins

It might have been a weekend to forget at Rockingham, but at least there was some success for Team Eurotech albeit it hundreds of miles away in Scotland in the British GT Championship.

David and Godfrey Jones took victory in the latest race of the year in their Ascari KZ1 although Mike Jordan wasn't taking anything for granted.

"I've had two text messages on my phone," he said. "One saying the Jones' had won and then another saying they had been called before the stewards.

"Knowing how today has gone, I think I can guess which way it's going to go."

No need to worry Mike. The result stands and the boys have done you proud.

Sunday pm - Jones wins the draw

The top eight places will be reversed for the final race of the weekend after Mat Jackson drew his number from the goldfish bowl, putting Adam Jones on pole in the Aircool SEAT Leon.

It means Jason Plato misses out despite a determined drive through the field in his diesel Leon after an early pitstop.

Sunday am - The final weekend for the MG?

Jason Hughes has previously announced his plans to run a Honda Integra this season but his MG ZS has continued to soldier on at both Brands Hatch and then again this weekend - so when will the Integra arrive?

"We are just waiting for the final funding to fall into place for the Honda," he said. "We hope to have it out in time for Donington Park, but if not then it should be ready for Thruxton. With the MG, we are just lacking a little bit of straight-line speed."

However, the MG might still make another appearance in future, with a drive in the car having been previously advertised by Hughes.

"There have been four or five people interested," he said. "We'll see what happens."

Sunday am - Head scratching at BTC

The BTC Racing Lexus has had its fair share of problems - and Rockingham proved to be no exception with Chris Stockton forced out of race day.

A bolt in the crankshaft wheel came off for reasons currently unknown and the team was forced to withdraw the car.

Team-mate Stuart Oliver has his car looked over, but was cleared to take part in the three races.

Sunday am - AFM continue looking forward

AFM Racing has yet to appear in the BTCC with its BMW 1 Series this season and wasn't on the entry list released at the media day here at Rockingham last month - but work is still ongoing with the focus of getting out on track later this season.

Nick Leason, who is due to join up with Rick Kerry this season, was amongst the spectators in the paddock on Sunday morning.

"We are hoping to be out for around June time," he said, "about the middle of the season. There has been a lot going on with the car and we plan to try and get ourselves out doing some testing in the coming months. There are a few circuits we want to go and do some running at, probably places like Snetterton, Silverstone and Brands Hatch."

Sunday am - Congratulations

Lucky people who manage to secure hospitality with a touring car team on a BTCC race weekend get the chance to get up close and personal to the cars when they go on a tour of the garages to have a look around.

However, on Sunday morning, one VX Racing fan got more than he was expecting while looking round the Vectras of Matt Neal, Tom Onslow-Cole and defending champion Fabrizio Giovanardi - his girlfriend decided to propose.

So congratulations to Julia and Lee on their big news!

Sunday am - Rockingham does them proud

The grid fell silent as Alan Hyde reflected on the lives of David Leslie and Richard Lloyd and Rockingham erupted, with a wall of applause honouring two men who had a large part to play in the history of the BTCC.

There was more than the odd tear shed on the grid during a moving tribute to two figures who will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.



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