The overlooked warning shot to the BTCC grid

The overlooked warning shot to the BTCC grid

Despite a strong showing in qualifying, circumstances conspired against WSR at the British Touring Car Championship season opener at Brands Hatch. But, although its drivers aren't that high in the points, the signs suggest it will still have a strong year

If Mercedes had come away from the 2019 Australian Grand Prix with one driver eighth in the standings and its reigning champion only 13th, no one would be saying it's mission accomplished. It's not the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and this isn't 2003.

But after the first round of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch, despite Andrew Jordan being only three points inside the top 10 and 2018 champion Colin Turkington a full 30 off leader Josh Cook, all signs point towards WSR going the distance in its fight to retain the teams' and manufacturers' crowns.

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