Strong showing for John George in Brands Hatch testing

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John George with TH Motorsports Trevor HumphreyJohn George has described his first drive at Brands Hatch in a British touring car since his horror shunt there last October as “brilliant” after posting his fastest ever lap around the Kent circuit in testing on Tuesday.

George left last year’s final round at Brands in an air ambulance after rolling his TH Motorsport Racing with JAG Honda Integra to destruction.

In a new car, he and his team returned to Brands earlier this week for official testing ahead the first round of this year's HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship on 5 April.

And George shook off any memories of his 2008 smash by setting the fastest time he’s ever achieved in a BTCC car around the 1.2-mile Indy track with a lap of 49.935s – just a second or so off reigning champion Fabrizio Giovanardi’s pace and some 1.5s better than he managed while preparing for 2008’s season 12 months ago.

Cornishman Goerge said: “I was over the moon with the result on Tuesday. It was better then we could have expected. The guys had worked flat out on the car in the two weeks since they took delivery and it was such a positive test I just couldn’t believe it.

“That was the fastest lap I have ever done around Brands Hatch in a touring car and after the way I left the place the last time I was here that was just brilliant.”

Team Manager Trevor Humphrey added: “It was a very strong showing for the team. We ran all day with no problems on a tight budget. We did great consistent times and really showed what a reliable and quick package we have been able to put together in such a short time. Sometimes in this sport you just have to face the demons and get on with it.”
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