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Andrew Watson takes podium momentum to Donington


Fresh from his maiden overall BTCC podium at Knockhill, Andrew Watson heads to Donington Park to tackle the GP layout as he looks to continue his push for the Jack Sears Trophy with him trialing by just one point.


With his first maiden overall BTCC podium and yet another Independent winners trophy under his belt, Andrew has certainly made a name for himself in the UK's premiere racing series in a debut season that has provided plenty of memories for the Northern Irishman.


Andrew's impressive opening season in the BTCC has seen him collect two independent victories at Donington Park and Knockhill, alongside an overall podium. Furthermore, his most recent run of form has seen him finish in the points in 8 of the last 10 races as he continues to build the momentum.


His recent success at Knockhill has seen him close the gap to just one point in his pursuit of the Jack Sears Trophy and he will be looking to make a claim for the top spot of the standings at Donington this weekend.


Andrew heads to the Donington Park GP layout lying P16 in the overall drivers' standings with 54 points, 6th in the Independents Trophy with 232 points, and 2nd in the Jack Sears Trophy with 307 points respectively


Looking forward to the added challenge of the GP layout, a buoyant Andrew Watson is excited to get back out on track once more:


“I’m really looking forward to Donington Park this weekend. It’s probably the best prepared for a race I’ve been this year, because we’ve raced the National circuit already and had a good tyre test on the GP loop during the break.


“The car felt good on both those occasions, and Knockhill was such a strong weekend for the team, so confidence is definitely up.


“I’m learning more and more about front wheel drive, and racing in the BTCC all the time. Hopefully we can score some more good points and capitalise on the good spirits we’re all in. I’m looking forward to it!”


Saturday will begin with two free practice sessions before qualifying at 15:40 (BST) which can be watched live on YouTube.


All three races will take place on Sunday, with live coverage available on ITV4, or online. The races are scheduled for 11:45 (BST), 14:45 and 17:25 respectively. Live timing across the weekend is available here.


WEEKEND SCHEDULE


Saturday 26 August

Free practice 1: 09.30 – 10.05

Free practice 2: 12:15 – 12.50

Qualifying: 15.40 – 16:10


Sunday 27 August

Race 1: 11:45

Race 2: 14:45

Race 3: 17:25


(All times BST)

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