One for the ages – The BTCC Season Finale

As the 2022 BTCC season drew to a close, it was another memorable weekend for Walero athletes Jake Hill & Stephen Jelley

Last weekend saw the ending for one of the tightest title showdowns for the BTCC in recent years as Walero athlete Jake Hill entered the finale only five points off the lead with the WSR backed ROKiT MB Motorsport outfit. Fellow Walero athlete and WSR stablemate, Stephen Jelley entered the season showdown in a strong tenth place in the championship and also looked to end his year on a high. After a season full of twists and turns, drama and intense wheel to wheel action, it looked set to be another classic BTCC finale at the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit.

Race one resulted in strong points finishes for both drivers with Jake battling hard to secure a third place finish in his charge for the title. Stephen battled hard for a top ten finish with Josh Cook and these strong results further cemented WSRโ€™s lead in the constructors title race. Race two saw another titanic battle at the front of the field as Jake chased down Tom Ingram for the lead but could not find a way past. Stephen was also involved in a dramatic battle in the midst of the chasing pack and after an unfortunate mistake dropped to fifteenth at the flag.

For the final race of the year, Jake was eleven points behind Championship leader Ingram and after giving it his all, could only cross the line in seventh place to secure a well deserved third place in the Championship. A few places behind Jake, Stephen enjoyed a classic door to door battle with Turkington, Moffat and Collard, crossing the line in ninth place to secure eleventh place in the standings.

Both drivers played a crucial role in securing a seventh successive Manufacturer – Constructor Title, a record that continues to grow year on year! Overall a season that had everything and here at Walero we canโ€™t wait to see what 2023 holds for our BTCC driver duo!

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Image Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography