BTCC

Dextra Racing: The Story and the Stats

The Story

Alex Martin returned to the BTCC after his debut season in 2015, again with Dextra Racing. Martin was hoping to build on a disappointing rookie season, but it would be another tough year for the Wiltshire born driver.

Martin won’t be the driver many people remember from the 2016 season in years to come. The Dextra Racing driver was relatively unremarkable, managing to take only two points scoring finishes throughout the year. One thing that people will remember of Martin’s season will be his part in a few spectacular collisions this year.

The first came at the start of the first race at Snetterton. Though it wasn’t Martin that triggered the accident, two drivers ahead of him coming together, he was one of the many retirees that were forced to end their races before they even began.

The second accident was far more spectacular. Again at Snetterton, this accident came at the end of the day, allowing a race before the red flag was brought out. Martin was caught up in an incident with three other drivers that sent one car over the barrier at the side of the track and into a television gantry.

Thankfully, nobody was hurt, but there were still penalties to be had. The first incident only earned verbal warnings but the second, more spectacular incident earned him two penalty points.

Unlike his first season in the BTCC, that didn’t take away from his overall points total. Martin had already taken two points finishes, a fifteenth place at Thruxton and a fourteenth at Oulton Park earned the Dextra racing three points. There would be no more points in the second half of the season, with most of his finishes around 20th in the thirty one car grid.

It wasn’t the season Martin was aiming for at the start of the year, but it was an improvement on his 2015 season.

The Stats

dextra-stats

Qualifying Positions

Qualifying Positions

Finishing Positions

Finishing Positions

Position Changes

Position Changes

Image Credit: Caroline Rhea

code Copy and paste this code on your eligible site thefootballforecast.com
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

Most Popular

To Top