MOTOR RACING: Whittaker extends lead in BMW Championship

Garrie Whittaker leads the field at Thruxton. Photo: Derek John Binsted
Garrie Whittaker leads the field at Thruxton. Photo: Derek John Binsted
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Barnstone saloon car driver Garrie Whittaker continued to dominate the Kumho Tyres BMW Championship with two more victories at Thruxton last weekend.

Having fixed the problem with his BMW E36 M3 that blighted his 100 per cent record the previous weekend, Garrie qualified in pole position for race one on Saturday.

He took the chequered flag after 15 laps and recorded a new lap record in the process.

Garrie triumphed again on Sunday, outclassing the field by almost 20 seconds at the finish, registering another lap record of 1min 22.284sec, at an average speed of 103.07mph, for the quickest circuit in the country.

The next round of the championship is at Croft at the beginning of July.