The risk to change cars for the Team Parker Racing BTCC outfit prior to the 2018 season finally paid off them when they and the British Touring Car Championship headed north across the Anglo-Scottish border for the always exciting BTCC round at the Knockhill circuit near Edinburgh, Scotland.

All of the testing, development and data analysis work, collaboratively performed by MPS and the TPR engineers, instantly translated into high performance on the track as soon as the race weekend started – the team’s experienced BTCC racer Stephen Jelley consistently featuring in the top times of all the practice sessions.

This strong performance in practice, aided with performance focused data analysis with MPS, also translated into the sessions that counted and Stephen rewarded the team with TPR’s best qualifying performance to date.
Come race day, cheered on by the passionate Scottish crowds and aided by some data driven setup change decisions to suit the new ambient conditions by the TPR engineering team, Stephen translated this strong one lap qualifying pace that he had already demonstrated into a solid race performance which was highlighted by a P2 finish – a much celebrated return to the BTCC podium for Stephen after his hiatus from the Championship as well as the first ever trip to the coveted BTCC podium for the Leicestershire based TPR team.

MPS Director Ben Newman analysing data with the BTCC team's engine support engineer.

Stephen Jelley (GBR) Team Parker Racing BMW