So, after almost 25 years, John Cleland finally takes the top set of the podium at Knockhill in his Vauxhall Vectra, not once, but twice. The double BTCC champion took two emphatic wins to finally make amends for some difficult weekends at Knockhill over the years.
Cleland, who’s car ran faultlessly all weekend never had it all his own way, with Stewart Whyte and Alistair McMillan putting up some stiff competition in the opening laps of each race. However, as the rest of the field slowed with mechanical gremlins, Cleland pressed home his advantage to notch up another two wins on his glittering CV.
There was also some terrific racing on show from the supporting SMRC classes this weekend, with the Legends, Formula Ford and Mini races all jam-packed full of entertainment and controversy.
Hopefully, we’ll see the Super Touring Championship rejuvenated in 2019 – with plans afoot already – and perhaps we’ll see the series back at Knockhill, bigger and stronger in 2019.
A final thanks, to all the competitors, marshals and officials and thanks once again to the Super Touring Car owners for bring out their cars and putting them through their paces on track.
It’s now full steam ahead at Knockhill as we look forward to another BIG one, as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship rolls into Knockhill over the weekend of 25/25 August. Up next however, is the next instalmemt of our World of Supercars show on Sunday 12th August – with up to 250 Supercars on show, F1 Demos, Drag Racing, Family Entertainment and unprecedented Manufacturer interest – it promises to be a ‘Super’ day out at Scotland’s National Motor Sport Centre.
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