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October 2012



» BTCC Brands Hatch

www.peterthompsonphotography.com was at Brands Hatch for the BTCC season finale, where the three-way championship fight between Honda drivers Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal and MG's Jason Plato came down to the wire.

The TOCA support package of the Porsche Carrera Cup, Renault Clio Cup, Ginetta GTs and Ginetta Juniors also provided exciting and at times dramatic racing. They were also joined once again by the Formula Renault BARC cars.
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» BTCC Silverstone

www.peterthompsonphotography.com next caught up with the BTCC at Silverstone.

Not to be outdone, the TOCA support package of the Porsche Carrera Cup, Renault Clio Cup, Ginetta GTs and Ginetta Juniors also provided exciting and at times dramatic racing. They were also joined by the Porsche GT3 championship and Formula Renault BARC.
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September 2012



» BTCC Rockingham

The BTCC made its way to the UK's only oval racing circuit at Rockingham in September. Honda driver Gordon Shedden put his woes from Snetterton and lack of wins at Knockhill behind him to take the top spot twice at Rockingham to secure the championship lead. www.peterthompsonphotography.com was there to capture qualifying and practice plus all the drama from race one.

Not to be outdone, the TOCA support package of the Porsche Carrera Cup, Renault Clio Cup, Ginetta GTs and Ginetta Juniors also provided exciting and at times dramatic racing.
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» F3/GT Silverstone

www.peterthompsonphotography.com catches up with British F3 and GT at Silverstone.

In support of the double header package are the Ginettas, Volkswagen Cup, Formula Ford and Air Asia racing.
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August 2012



» WEC Silverstone

The newly-inaugurated World Endurance Championship brought its Le Mans prototypes and GT sports cars to Silverstone for a six-hour endurance race. Nwe comers Toyota took pole position and held the early lead, but two thirds in, the No. 1 Audi car took the lead and soon the race victory, also securing for Audi the manufacturer's title.

The WEC was supported by the Classic Endurance Racing, Formula Renault 3.5 and Nissan GT Academy.
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» BTCC Snetterton

The BTCC paid its annual visit to Snetterton in August, and only its second visit to the 300 layout. Honda driver Gordon Shedden had a challenging weekend, including a dramatic on-track fire during qualifying. His team-mate Matt Neal also had a moderately successful weekend, but still came away from Snetterton leading the standings. www.peterthompsonphotography.com caught the action from all three races.

The usual suspects also joined the line-up at Snetterton - Porsche Carrera cup, Ginetta GTs, Ginetta Juniors, and the Renault Clio Cup.
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» British F3 & GT Snetterton

August, and some rather changeable conditions, saw the Formula 3 and British GT double header make its way to the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk. Homegrown hero Jack Harvey took two wins over the weekend. The British GT sports cars provided lots of entertaining racing.

Also included are the support races, including Formula Ford and Ginettas.
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July 2012



» F2 and International GT Open Brands Hatch

Since its 2010 rebirth, the revitalised Formula Two (F2) champioship makes an annual pilgrimage to Brands Hatch. www.peterthompsonphotography.com was there to capture the action of the budding future F1 stars plying their trades, as well at the glamorous sports cars of the International GT Open series.

Also captured on camera was the European F3 Open series, allowing young up and coming drivers to step their way up the career ladder towards F1 glory. Mixing young drivers with historic machinery is the revitalised Formula Junior series.

The weekend was also joined by an old friend of www.peterthompsonphotography.com, the UK's national endurance racing series otherwsie known as Britcar.
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June 2012



» British F3 & GT Brands Hatch

www.peterthompsonphotography.com followed British F3 and GT to Kent's stunning Brands Hatch circuit. Brit Jack Harvey dominated the weekend in F3 by taking two wins. The spectacular GT machinery was on show.

Also included are the support races, including Formula Ford and Caterhams. For the Ginettas, go to the search page and search for "Ginettas Brands Hatch June 2012" or click » here.
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» British F3 & GT Rockingham

www.peterthompsonphotography.com was at Rockingham in June for the British Formula Three and GT rounds at the Corby oval speedway. As well as the luxurious sports car fiercely contesting the GT race, F3 features a crop of UK and international drivers on the next step of the ladder towards Formula One glory.

Also shown are the support races, which included Formula Ford, Volkswagen Racing Cup and Ginetta GT5 Challenge. Watch out for Rick Parfitt, namesake son of the Status Quo guitarist, in the number 62 Ginetta.
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May 2012



» DTM Brands Hatch

The exciting German touring car series DTM made its annual trip to the UK's Brands Hatch circuit in Kent in May. The weekend was dominated by the UK's Gary Paffett, who - with two wins from the first three rounds in 2012 - has established a comfortable lead in the series. Check out the images on the link below, or search for drivers by name on the Search link from the menu at the top of this page. Also captured on camera were fellow Brits Jamie Green, David Coulthard, Susie Wolff and three time WTCC champion Andy Priaulx, plus demonstration laps from McLaren F1 driver Jensen Button,

Supporting the DTM is the Euro F3 series - another series, which, like the DTM, has produced drivers who then went on to drive in F1. Keen observers should keep their eyes on rising Brit stars, graduating from British F3, such as Will Buller and Harry Tincknell,

Also in support of the DTM are the Racecar Euro series plus Lotus Cup and Lotus on Track. Checkout the Racecar series for ex British and World touring car ace, Harry Vaulkhard.
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» Britcar Snetterton

May saw the arrival of the Britcar Endurance championship arrive at Norfolk's new Snetterton 300 layout. In addition to the Endurance series, the Britcar Production Cup also put in an appearance.

The support series included the Alfa Romeo Championship (look out for Eighties football star Luther Blissett!), and the Smart4you Smart cars.
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April 2012



» BTCC Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch saw the start of the 2012 British Touring Car Championship. The Honda Civic of Matt Neal begins his title defence from team mate Gordon Shedden, and Jason Plato driving a new MG. Check out the photos.

Also available are images from all the supporting series - Ginetta Supercup and Ginetta Juniors, Porsche Carrera Cup and Renault Clio Cup.
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