Stan­dards must im­prove

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I would like to en­dorse Alan Gow’s re­cent com­ments on the standard of driv­ing in this year’s Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship (MN, Septem­ber 20).

Yes, let’s have some rub­bing, but not bla­tant dam­age and tak­ing cars out. BTCC is the UK’S premier sa­loon car cham­pi­onship and this year the ac­ci­dents have been so se­vere, had it not been for the de­sign strength of the cars we may have lost some­one. The costs to run these teams with­out ac­ci­dent dam­age is dif­fi­cult enough to raise from spon­sors.

The ju­nior sup­port races are for to­mor­row’s cham­pi­ons. What mes­sage does this give them – ‘let’s just drive each other of the tracks to win at all costs!?’

Lower the bar un­til it is ac­cepted that out­ra­geous driv­ing will not be tol­er­ated or spon­sors may dis­ap­pear. Alex Moss Via email

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