Record breaking crowds witnessed the BTCC at its best over the weekend at Thruxton, writes Tim Crisp.

With a weekend full of action, football and a wedding, thousands chose to descend on the Hampshire circuit to see 12 races in glorious weather.

In the Touring Cars there were three races, which saw wins for Matt Neal in the Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R.

In race one, the sixteen year lap record was finally broken by Colin Turkington in his Team BMW 125i M Sport with a time of 1.17.243.

In race two it was local driver Josh Cook in the ever-improving Power Maxed TAG Racing Vauxhal Astra that stood on top of the podium.

Race three saw the third different winner of the day and the newly-set lap record smashed, the winner in his Mac Tools Mercedes A Class was Adam Morgan, and now its Tom Ingram with a time of 1:17.060 that now holds the BTCC lap record around the 2.35 mile track, Britain's fastest circuit.

In the Renault UK Clio Cup there were two wins for James Dorlin.

In the F4 races there was a double victory for Kiern Jewiss and Jack Doohan won the third race.

In the 14-17 year old Ginetta Junior Championship there were wins for Patrick Kibble and Adam Smalley, in Ginetta GT5 there was a win a piece for Geri Nicosia and Max Bird.