LUKE Sport x Maximum Motorsport Rounds 25, 26 & 2727th Sep
Lines managed a to finish the early session in 7th place setting the tone for the weekend that laid ahead. With qualifying approaching Lines and the team all felt they had the perfect set up on the bright green Focus with the added advantage of knowing the straight line speed that is required on the 1.63-mile Silverstone national circuit.
Qualifying proved the the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is the premier championship in the UK with the majority of the grid being separated by less than 1 second at the chequered flag. Lines, qualifying in 26th posted his best time of the weekend through the session being only 1.1 seconds away from the pole time set by MG’s young gun Ashley Sutton.
As the lights went out for the opening race, Lines made a good start but soon after Kelvin Fletcher found himself in a tangle which resulted in contact to the rear of the Focus from Fletchers PMR Chevy Cruise. Nevertheless, Lines re-focused at got his head down to bring the car home in 19th place, ahead but also behind as the rear wheel drive cars power off the line.
Lines held his own throughout race 2, battling side-by-side with Martin Depper, James Cole, and Josh Cook for lap after lap showing the full potential of the Focus. As the chequered flag was deployed, Lines brought the car home in 19th place setting a new record for the team with 2 top 20 finished in one weekend.
Race 3 proved a little more challenging for Lines, with fellow competitors driving aggressively, Lines struggled to make the break forward but did finish in an incredible 22nd position making it the most consistent weekend for Maximum Motorsport during their time in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The championship will come to a close for 2016 at Brands Hatch on the famous Grand Prix.