BTCC Croft, Jordan doubles down & Turkington consolidates.

The British Touring Car Championship roared back into action last weekend in front of a capacity crowd at Croft in North Yorkshire. The weather over the weekend was atypically Yorkshire, it was wet, very wet and then there was glorious sunshine and it was wet….again. The Friday and Saturday saw heavy rain affect both days, the UK had been lashed all week by heavy rain which had caused flooding in different parts of the country, luckily Croft was unaffected by flooding. The Saturday qualifying session saw no less than 5…

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BTCC Thruxton round 4 review

The weekend of May 18th to the 19th sees the BTCC rock up at Thruxton for the third round of the championship. Thruxton is the fastest circuit in the UK, it’s a fearsome place characterised by fast sweeping corners and long straights; like any truly old school track, it’s a circuit that demands commitment and bravery, the faint of heart need not apply. Practice on Saturday saw the Honda Civic Type R’s of Dan Cammish & Matt Neal pace the day, the Honda’s relatively low drag profile but strong engine…

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BTCC Donington Park review

Round 2 of the BTCC sees the championship move from the short, quickfire Brand Hatch Indy circuit to the high speed sweeps of Donington Park, home of the fearsome Craner Curves. Saturday saw a day affected by high winds and rain, courtesy of Storm Hannah, lashing the UK with heavy rain and high winds. Race day on Sunday dawned to overcast but dry conditions but with a potential for rain later on in the day. Colin Turkington took pole position on Saturday for Race 1, it marks Turkington’s first pole…

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BTCC Round 1: Brands Hatch Indy review.

The first round of the 2019 BTCC saw drama, surprises and close racing in abundance in all 3 races throughout raceday on Sunday. On Sunday morning as fans packed into the natural bowl of Brands Hatch, they were met with atypical British gloom. It was cold, wet and very, very foggy. So much so, that there was the potential for the opening race of the season of being postponed due to the thick fog. Luckily, this wasn’t the case. Race 1 already had drama before it began. The fog and…

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British Touring Car Championship 2019 season preview.

Welcome, to the 2019 British Touring Car Championship season preview. 2019 is set to be another stellar year for the evergreen BTCC with revisions to the championship calendar, new teams, drivers and cars. We’ll start with changed to the championship & calendar and move on to the teams, drivers and cars following that. The Championship. For 2019 there are changes abound. The closure of Rockingham at the end of 2018 left a gap on the calendar, which has been replaced by a second outing at Thruxton which means the fastest…

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Recently retired Schnitzer BMW Team principal Charly Lamm dies suddenly at the age of 63

Only two months after his retirement as team principal of the Schnitzer BMW Team – right after the Macau Grand Prix which Augusto Farfus won for Schnitzer in a BMW M6 GT3 – Charly (Karl) Lamm has died rather suddenly at the age of 63 years on Thursday January 24th, 2019, after a very short but severe illness. Photo: BMW Motorsport This news today has put a large part of the motorsport world in shock and sadness.  Team Schnitzer, BMW Motorsport, drivers, fans, and even BMW’s competitors, issued statements on…

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Matt Neal leads BTCC after first weekend

Matt Neal has taken the lead of BTCC after the first weekend’s action at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit. Neal drove an almost perfect weekend with 3rd place in race 1, followed by a 2nd and a 5th. The triple Champion was the most consistent driver of the weekend while teammate Gordon Shedden is 2nd in the Championship after P2 in race 1 and a win in race 2. In race 3 he had to retire with a puncture and then ending up in the gravel as a consequence of…

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32 cars in BTCC 2016

Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will have a record field in the 2016 season. 32 cars have entered the legendary Touring Car series, where many big names have driven and won championships. Defending champion Gordon Shedden starts the title defence in a brand new Honda Civic Type R and is once again teamed up with Matt Neal. Instead of the red and black colours in the previous seasons, the team will be orange due to a title sponsor change. This year Subaru enters the series. It will be two…

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MG Triple Eight Racing has announced their driver lineup

MG Triple Eight Racing has announced their driver line up for BTCC 2016 It’s going to be the 2 young drivers, Josh Cook and Ashley Sutton, who will pilot the team’s two MG6 racers. Cook finished as runner up in Renault UK Clio Cup in 2014 and moved on to BTCC in 2015 where he won the Jack Sears Trophy. That trophy is awarded to the driver who gains the most spots in the race during all the 30 races of the season – and he even took the title…

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Jake Hill to compete in BTCC In Toyota Avensis

22 year old Jake Hill will be driving for Team Hard in BTCC in the upcoming 2016 season. He will be teammates with Chris Smiley, where they will pilot each their own Toyota Avensis through the 10 rounds of the championship. Hill has had a bit of a start-stop career, where economy has been a big hindrance for him several times. After having proved himself as a very fast driver in Ginetta Junior G40 in 2010, finishing as runner-up, and a fourth place in Ginetta GT Supercup in 2011, he…

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