More podiums for mountune-powered teams

BTCC Round 9 - Silverstone

Silverstone played host this weekend to the penultimate round of the 2018 British Touring Car Championship.

The weekend started off in fantastic fashion on Saturday as after a long wait all season, mountune-powered Tordoff finally clinched pole position for Race 1, with Chilton just behind in P3. 

The opening race saw Chilton make a manoeuvre straight off the blocks in his #3 Focus RS, getting up to P2 where he stayed close to his teammate throughout the race. Tordoff maintained his lead to cross the line in 1st with a perfect lights to flag win, his maiden victory for the team and is named the record breaking 15th race winner of this years campaign. mountune-powered Chilton also maintains his position taking P2, making it his 5th podium win of the season and the teams first 1-2 finish since Thruxton 2010. 

The celebrations continued into Race 2 where Tordoff took another podium step, this time in P3 with max ballast on board.  Chilton crossed in P13 with Cole in P28, both running hard tyres.

After the reverse grid draw, Tordoff started in P5 for the final race of the penultimate round but with 57Kg on-board and running the hard tyre, he took P14 at the flag. Chilton did well to climb the grid, battling to keep his championship hopes alive and finished the day in P6, with teammate #20 Cole ending the race day in P20. 

After points gained this weekend, Chilton currently sits in 3rd in the championship table, 2nd in the Indy Drivers with Team Shredded Wheat with Gallagher also in 2nd in the Indy Teams standings. 

We look forward to the final race at Motorbase Performance' home track, Brands Hatch in 2 weeks time. 

ERX Round 5 - Latvia

This weekend saw the final race of the 2018 European Rallycross Championship held at the Bikernieki National Sports Base in Latvia, with mountune-powered JC Raceteknik and Derek Tohill lining the grid. 

Q1 saw JC's Bryntesson finish the quickest out of the mountune-powered drivers, taking P6 however some technical issues meant he dropped back in Q2 and Q3, taking P23 and P20 respectively.  However Q4 saw him make a comeback earning himself a place in the Semi Finals, where he finished in 6th missing out on a Final spot. 

Teammate Froshaug wasn't as fortunate taking P17, P13, P16 and P21 in the qualifying sessions, missing out on a spot in the Semi's, ending his day after Q4. 

Irish Rallycross star, Tohill, who missed Round 6 of the IRX this weekend to take a spot in the ERX final also missed out on a Semi Final place after suffering steering and gearbox issues.  

The 2018 championship finishes with Bryntesson in 4th place, Tohill in 14th and Froshaug in 15th.  We look forward to continuing to follow these mountune-powered drivers in their remaining Nordic and Irish Rallycross rounds. 

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