Aron Smith drove excellently in the opener of the new British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season, securing a podium position in his Volkswagen CC. The Irishman started the second race held on the legendary Brands Hatch circuit in seventh place, but moved up to third place.
At the end of 26 laps, Smith was just 3.132 seconds behind the victorious defending champion Gorden Shedden (GB). Facing a field of strong competitors, Smith also finished the other two races in the top ten, taking eighth and tenth place respectively. “I dedicate my podium position to my team BKR. Hats off to the crew for everything they achieved,” commented the Volkswagen driver. The next round of this popular championship will take place in Donington on 16 and 17 April.