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Motor Sport News - - Btcc Half Term Report - MG6 GT Ash­ley Sut­ton (7th), Josh Cook (12th)

The Triple Eight Rac­ing MG6 cars were get­ting bit long in the tooth. They have been in the cham­pi­onship since 2012 with very lit­tle in the way of up­grades.

How­ever, the in­tro­duc­tion of the new Rml-con­structed parts this sea­son has rev­o­lu­tionised the car. The team was one of those that didn’t go the whole way with the up­grades, choos­ing only to bolt on se­lected parts of the new kit that is avail­able. That blend has suited the car su­perbly.

It has a turn of pace in the wet that it hasn’t had be­fore and it is able to look after its rub­ber bet­ter than it has done at any time in its his­tory.

Add to that the two young charg­ers be­hind the wheel: Josh Cook and Ash­ley Sut­ton. Cook was al­ready a podium fin­isher in hism ai­den sea­son in 2015, but he has come up against the ex­tremely im­pres­sive Sut­ton, fresh from win­ning the Re­nault Clio Cup. Sut­ton won at Croft and took pole at Don­ing­ton Park to show he is a man for the fu­ture, a charger who isn't afraid to get his el­bows out. Cook hasn't been far off him and will push hard to turn the ta­bles over the lat­ter part of the sea­son.

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