Joe Girling

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Joe Girling
Nationality  British
British Touring Car Championship career
Debut season 2013
Current team M247 Racing with Tech-Speed Motorsport
Car no. 90
Starts 7
Championships 0
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 37th in 2013
Previous series
2011 Renault Clio Cup Trophy
Last updated on: 3 August 2013.

Joe Girling is a British racing driver who competed in the British Touring Car Championship in 2013 for Tech-Speed Motorsport, under the M247 Racing banner.

Career[edit]

In 2011, Girling entered the Renault Clio Cup Trophy, a two-race event held at Rockingham. He finished fifth in the first race, and fourth in the second, driving a Stancombe Vehicle Engineering-entered car.[1]

In March 2013, it was announced that Girling would be driving for Tech-Speed Motorsport in the British Touring Car Championship, driving a Super 2000-class Chevrolet Cruze.[2] He made his début in the series at the opening round, held at Brands Hatch's Indy Circuit. He sat out the first two races due to a broken driveshaft,[3] before finishing eighteenth overall in the third race of the day.[4] At Donington Park, he took his first victory in the Jack Sears Trophy, following a series of retirements in the class, in the third race of the day.[5] Thruxton proved to be less successful, with his best result being third in class in race one.[6] He withdrew from the Oulton Park round of the series for medical reasons,[7] and missed the races at Croft due to an accident in qualifying.[8] He also missed the round at Snetterton.[9] Prior to the Knockhill round he decided to take a sabbatical from the BTCC.[10]

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1 point awarded just in first race) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded all races) (* signifies that driver lead race for at least one lap – 1 point given all races)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Pos Pts
2013 M247 Racing with Tech-Speed Motorsport Chevrolet Cruze LT BRH
1

DNS
BRH
2

DNS
BRH
3

18
DON
1

21
DON
2

Ret
DON
3

18
THR
1

23
THR
2

Ret
THR
3

20
OUL
1
OUL
2
OUL
3
CRO
1

DNS
CRO
2

DNS
CRO
3

DNS
SNE
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
KNO
3
ROC
1
ROC
2
ROC
3
SIL
1
SIL
2
SIL
3
BRH
1
BRH
2
BRH
3
37th 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Renault Clio Cup Trophy Timings" (PDF). Timing Solutions Ltd. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  2. ^ O'Leary, Jamie. "Tech-Speed confirms 2013 BTCC return with Joe Girling". Autosport (Haymarket Publicationsdate=19 March 2013). Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Sillars, Paul (31 March 2013). "It’s ok to be the underdog". M247 Racing. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joe Girling race results". Driver Database. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "BTCC » Three win in Jack Sears Trophy at Donington - Page 2". Crash.net (Crash Media Group). 23 April 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Race results - Thruxton". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Passingham, Michael (7 June 2013). "Joe Girling Sitting Out Oulton". BTCC Crazy. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Salisbury, Matt (24 June 2013). "AmDTuning.com vows to bounce back from tough Croft". Matt Salisbury. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Gallagher, Ian (3 August 2013). "Jason Plato fastest in first Snetterton practice". TouringCarTimes (Mediaempire Stockholm AB). Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Moffat to make BTCC history". British Touring Car Championship (TOCA). 20 August 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 

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