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CONVOY ON THE PLAIN DELIVERS THRUXTON THRILLER

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

Thousands of enthusiastic spectators flocked to Thruxton Circuit on the weekend of July 3/4 for what proved to be an action-packed Convoy on the Plain spectacle. In what was the inaugural running of the trucking festival, fans flocked to the high-speed Hampshire venue to soak up both the on and off-track entertainment – of which there was plenty.

Headlining the two-day schedule were five colossal contests from the British Truck Racing Championship. Weighing in at more than five tonnes and producing more than 1000bhp each, the heavyweight behemoths provided unmissable action around Thruxton’s sweeping curves.

Reigning Division 1 champion Ryan Smith strengthened his position at the summit of the standings as he was perfection personified, powering his Mercedes to four commanding victories. John Newell proved to be the only driver that could stop Smith as he claimed the remaining win.

Division 2 saw a trio of drivers stand on the top step of the podium with Craig Reid leading the line with an impressive hat-trick. Current title holder Steven Powell and former champion Adam Bint also charged to victory over the course of the weekend too.



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