Josh Price returned to BTCC action at the Snetterton 300 Circuit, racing with the A-Plan Academy entered Subaru Levorg GT. The youngster showed further improved pace after the summer break - albeit his results did not reflect the pace that he had shown throughout the weekend. Despite this, Price took home his first key BTCC achievement, as he took the fastest lap during the second race of the Snetterton weekend.
Subaru BMR driver Josh Price returned to the second half of the BTCC season at Snetterton 300 under a new name, A-Plan Academy and debuted his new livery. Price's weekend back at the BTCC began as a positive with achieving 2nd in free practice two, his best position to date. However with an unfortunate session in qualifying, he ended up qualifying in P17.
Race one continued with the same positives as we saw in FP2, with the young Rookie reaching P12 on the first lap, however with a drive through penalty due to an error at the start, this caused Price to pit and then rejoin at the back of the pack. Nevertheless, the 18 year old fought his way up to P20 demonstrating the pace the young talent showed at the beginning of the weekend. An unfortunate bit of damage from earlier on in the race caused Price to retire from the race with gearbox issues, meaning he would have to fight through the pack in race two.
two followed in the afternoon whilst the sun was still shining. Again Price onboard his A-Plan Academy machine, continued to demonstrate the talent he is in the Subaru Levorg. He made his way through the grid well and on his way through, achieved the fastest lap of the race at 1:58.494s, becoming one of the youngest drivers ever to achieve such an accolade in the British Touring Car Championship.
Sadly however, due to being forced off the track due to a collision with another driver, Price dropped back - undoing all his hard work. He later recovered to finish P26 at the flag..
Price started from P26 for the final race of the weekened. In what was a robust affair, Price managed to survive much of the melee in front of him, despite battles going on all around him. The youngster driver in the fieldended the final race in P19 after battling through the back of the pack. Despite the problems of earlier races, the youngster demonstrated the pace he had.
Josh Price "We came into the weekend feeling positive due to the changes we made during the summer break and this confidence was demonstrated in FP2. However, the positions we gained definitely did not reflect the position we should have been in with the pace we are at. This has made me feel confident as ever to get back in and push for the higher places at Knockhill."
The BTCC continues in two weeks time at Knockhill race circuit in Scotland, on the 12-13 August. All three races will once again be shown on ITV4 from 10:45am.