Kent-based racing outfit Motorbase Performance look after two BTCC teams: Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan and NAPA Racing UK. It was the latter that we welcomed to Catesby Tunnel earlier today, with the team eager to utilise the facility ahead of Round 9 of the Championship.
The team arrived off the back of a double victory at Thruxton, where Dan Cammish achieved his long-awaited first win of the season before playing the ultimate team game in race two. Dan was on pace to make it a double but allowed team mate Ash Sutton past on the penultimate lap to take the win, and more importantly valuable points in the driver’s standings. Ash Sutton and Dan Cammish currently lie 2nd and 8th in the driver’s Championship respectively. NAPA Racing also lie 2nd in the teams Championship.
The team arrives at Catesby Tunnel ahead of the days testing.
It was Dan who piloted the Ford Focus ST during testing in Catesby Tunnel. It is no coincidence NAPA chose to test with us just days before Round 9 at Silverstone. The National Circuit layout features three long straights and just four corners, making aerodynamics more important than ever for the next three races.
The effects of minor changes to rake and splitter height on aerodynamic performance could be seen clearly in the data, allowing the team to find an optimum set up for the straight-heavy Silverstone National Circuit.
The team were thrilled to find just how incredibly repeatable Catesby Tunnel is.
We wish the Dan, Ash and the whole team all the best at Silverstone this weekend and look forward to working with them again in the future.