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.