BTCC: Silverstone: MG Rover qualifying report

Qualifying Mg Works Entry -- MG ZS Green Flag MSA British Touring Car Championship Rounds 7 & 8 -- Silverstone June 1/2/3 2002 Anthony Reid secured the first pole of the BTCC 2002 season at Silverstone today in the MG ZS. Anthony will start on...

Qualifying
Mg Works Entry -- MG ZS
Green Flag MSA British Touring Car Championship
Rounds 7 & 8 -- Silverstone
June 1/2/3 2002

Anthony Reid secured the first pole of the BTCC 2002 season at Silverstone today in the MG ZS. Anthony will start on the front row for the feature race with his team- mate Warren Hughes right behind when qualifying in fourth.

The MG Hot Wheels Racing team also completed the successful day by qualifying second and fourth for the sprint race. <pre> Sprint Race Weather/Track: Bright / Dry MG ZS EX260 Car no. 11 Anthony Reid Position: 4th MG ZS EX260 Car no. 12 Warren Hughes Position 2nd

Feature Race MG ZS EX260 Car no. 11 Anthony Reid Position: 1st MG ZS EX260 Car no. 12 Warren Hughes Position: 4th </pre> Anthony Reid:

"I'm just delighted for everyone on the team because they've worked so hard particularly over the winter with Dick Bennetts, WSR and AER. We know the MG has got it. It's a very good chassis but the championship is so competitive you have to have everything in place and I think we've really benefited from the testing a couple of weeks ago at Snetterton. The car's moved ahead, I've got a fresh engine for this race which has helped and so its pointing in the right direction."

Warren Hughes:

"A good team session. I'm on the front row for the first race and second row for race two. I would love to have got a pole but it wasn't quite there for me at this circuit just yet. Having said that the times are incredibly close but I'm really pleased for Anthony and the team that we've got one pole under our belt. I can win races from both my starting positions so we'll see what happens."

Dick Bennetts, managing director, WSR

"Very pleased to have two front row positions for Warren and Anthony this weekend. A pole position for Anthony in the feature race with a fresh engine is fantastic."

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Series BTCC
Drivers Anthony Reid , Warren Hughes