BMW man Tord­off tries the Honda Civic Cup

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Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship racer Sam Tord­off was a guest in the Honda Civic Cup at Croft last week­end and took a podium fin­ish.

The Brad­ford racer, who is used to han­dling a Wsr-run BMW 125i M Sport in the BTCC, was in­vited to drive the se­ries’ guest car in North York­shire. He was sixth in a wet race two.

The 27-year-old said: “I took up the op­por­tu­nity be­cause it was a lo­cal track to me. There was no test­ing, noth­ing like that – and I have never raced with a man­ual gear­box or on road tyres.

“Some of the guys are proper ex­perts and I was learn­ing. The rain for race two made it re­ally tough too – but af­ter­wards, we all sat around and had a cuppa and chat­ted about rac­ing for ages. It was re­ally good fun.”

Tord­off was on the podium

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