Triple Eight Racing BTCC
BMR Academy drivers shine at Kimbolton
The BMR Academy duo of Dom Bush and Tom Lebbon were in superb form at the fifth round of the Kimbolton Club Championship in Mini X30. That combined with the sterling effort from Harry Platten in Junior X30, provided Team BMR with their most successful weekend of the year.
Qualifying marked the start of the BMR Academy dominance in Mini X30 with Dom getting pole by six hundreds of a second from Tom, while both having just under half a second margin on the race of the Mini X30 field. From there the two drivers worked exceptionally well together, never once being beaten and swapping fastest laps from one heat to the next.
Lining up once again first and second for the final, both Dom and Tom were once again unbeaten. The lengthen final allowed them to stretch legs even further, dominating the field by nearly six seconds and the end of the 18 laps. Arguably even more impressive was the winning margin between the two drivers of 0.06 of a second, with Dom coming home in first and Tom in second. This combined with both their fastest laps being within 0.01 of each other is proof to the entire field that they truly are the ones to beat at Kimbolton for round three of the LGM.
Another superb weekend was had by fellow BMR Academy driver, Harry Platten. Harry is renowned for being one of the quickest junior drivers in the UK and round five at Kimbolton proved this once again. Having won heat two Harry lined up second on the grid for the final. Harry quickly took the lead from Mills at the beginning of lap two and dominated the race from the front for the following thirteen laps. Unfortunately with two laps to go, contact occurred with another driver that dropped Harry down to fifth. As always, Harry fought back and crossed the line in a solid third place.
“All the BMR Academy drivers drove exceptionally well this weekend. Watching Dom & Tom in the final was genuinely some of the best driving I have seen all year, the two of them are nearly an unstoppable force together. Harry, as always, was the quickest junior all weekend but the final didn’t go his way. He drove a brilliant race, his race craft is second to none but unfortunately due to no fault of his own this race didn’t go his way.”
Árón Taylor-Smith BMR Academy Director