Standards must improve
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