Did I mention I have a new car… | An update on the BTCC from Rory Butcher

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August 10, 2017

My BTCC debut week has well and truly started. After the big announcement my social media and phone has been red hot. The support from everyone has been really cool and it's a nice feeling to have so many well wishers.


I flew down to the Ford Test Track in Basildon to shake down my newly built Ford Focus BTCC car. It was an incredible feeling sitting in the car for the first time and I’m pleased to let you know that it is feeling very much on point. The Motorbase guys really did work a miracle in getting it ready in time. It was a quick visit with a systems check, brake and clutch bedding-in as well as some full power tests. All in all it was successful and we are one step closer to the race weekend.

Today I have an interview with STV and Friday I will be doing the final seat fit in the car and a team track walk. Apparently I know a thing or two about the Knockhill track so my team mates will be asking me questions for once!!

Watch my interview with Knockhill below.

Saturday will be my first opportunity to drive the car in anger with Free Practice 1 at 10.00-10.40, Free Practice 2 11.50-12.30 and then Qualifying at 16.10-16.40.

On Sunday we have 3 races:  Race 1 11.50, Race 2 14.17 and then Race 3 17.12.

I hope you can join me at Knockhill this weekend but if you can’t make it along then make sure you tune in to ITV4 for extensive live coverage.

Thank you for your continued support and here’s to my BTCC debut.