Majority of drivers opt to use soft Dunlop tyre in reverse grid...

Majority of drivers opt to use soft Dunlop tyre in reverse grid race

The majority of the British Touring Car Championship field have elected to use the softer, ‘option’ Dunlop compound tyre in the third and final race at Brands Hatch.

Pole-sitter Jack Goff is one such driver, though notably Sam Tordoff – who shares the front row in the new-for-2018 Motorbase Ford Focus RS – will take the risk on softs in the opening contest.

A host of experienced campaigners have selected the middle race, including third-placed Colin Turkington, defending champion Ash Sutton and his BMR team-mate Jason Plato.

The full range of choices are listed below:

Race 1: Rory Butcher, Tom Boardman, Tom Oliphant, Aiden Moffat, Chris Smiley, Josh Price, Adam Morgan, Sam Tordoff.

Race 2: Ash Sutton, Colin Turkington, James Nash, Senna Proctor, Sam Smelt, Ollie Jackson, Stephen Jelley, Josh Cook, Jason Plato, Matt Simpson.

Race 3: Tom Chilton, Rob Collard, Rob Austin, Bobby Thompson, James Cole, Mike Bushell, Jake Hill, Matt Neal, Dan Cammish, Jack Goff, Brett Smith, Michael Caine, Andrew Jordan, Tom Ingram.