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Hybrid BTCC era to begin at Donington Park as 2022 calendar unveiled
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Hybrid BTCC era to begin at Donington Park as 2022 calendar unveiled

Donington Park will host the first event of the British Touring Car Championship’s new hybrid era in 2022.

BTCC Brands Hatch: Morgan gives Ciceley first BMW win Brands Hatch
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BTCC Brands Hatch: Morgan gives Ciceley first BMW win

Adam Morgan led all the way from pole position to take his and Ciceley Motorsport’s first British Touring Car Championship race win with the BMW 330i M Sport at the Brands Hatch finale.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Ingram wins thriller on last lap Brands Hatch
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Brands Hatch BTCC: Ingram wins thriller on last lap

Tom Ingram scored a thrilling last-lap win in the second British Touring Car Championship race of the day at Brands Hatch to move himself into the series lead.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Oliphant holds on to beat charging Shedden Brands Hatch
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Brands Hatch BTCC: Oliphant holds on to beat charging Shedden

BMW racer Tom Oliphant held on to secure victory from a fast-closing Gordon Shedden in the first race of the British Touring Car Championship round at Brands Hatch.

Turkington “in right place” despite midfield start at Brands Hatch

Four-time British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington has said that his 14th place in qualifying for the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit round is what he expected with success ballast.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Rowbottom takes maiden pole position

The Team Dynamics Honda squad took a 1-2 in British Touring Car Championship qualifying at Brands Hatch, with Dan Rowbottom grabbing pole position and teammate Gordon Shedden second.

Snetterton BTCC: Ingram scores first win for Hyundai in Race 3 Snetterton
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Snetterton BTCC: Ingram scores first win for Hyundai in Race 3

Tom Ingram claimed the first British Touring Car Championship win for the Excelr8 Motorsport team and the Hyundai marque in the finale at Snetterton. 

Snetterton BTCC: Sutton passes Turkington for Race 2 win Snetterton
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Snetterton BTCC: Sutton passes Turkington for Race 2 win

Reigning British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton sliced through the field to take a stunning win from 11th on the grid in the second race of the Snetterton round.

Snetterton BTCC: Turkington opens 2021 account with Race 1 win Snetterton
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Snetterton BTCC: Turkington opens 2021 account with Race 1 win

Four-time British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington scored his first victory of 2021 in the opening race of the second round at Snetterton. 

Shedden excluded from qualifying, team blames ‘finger trouble’

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden has been stripped of his Snetterton pole position for a rear-wing infringement.

Snetterton BTCC: Shedden scores first pole of comeback

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden has claimed pole position for Sunday’s second round of the 2021 season at Snetterton.

Proctor fills BTC Racing Honda BTCC seat for rest of the season
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Proctor fills BTC Racing Honda BTCC seat for rest of the season

One-time British Touring Car Championship race winner Senna Proctor is to return to the series with the BTC Racing Honda squad after missing the opening round.

Dan Cammish plots BTCC return for 2022
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Dan Cammish plots BTCC return for 2022

British Touring Car Championship star Dan Cammish is hoping for a return to the grid for 2022 following his cameo outing in last weekend’s opener at Thruxton that netted a podium.

Turkington accepts blame for Sutton BTCC Thruxton clash Thruxton
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Turkington accepts blame for Sutton BTCC Thruxton clash

Colin Turkington holds his hands up to the mistake that caused him to spin Ash Sutton out of the lead of Sunday’s opening British Touring Car Championship round at Thruxton.

Thruxton BTCC: Sutton wins wild rain-affected Race 3 Thruxton
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Thruxton BTCC: Sutton wins wild rain-affected Race 3

Reigning British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton took victory in a thrilling rain-affected finale to the opening round of the 2021 season at Thruxton.

Thruxton BTCC: Cook doubles up in red-flagged race Thruxton
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Thruxton BTCC: Cook doubles up in red-flagged race

Josh Cook made it two out of two from the British Touring Car Championship’s opening round at Thruxton, and took his collection of BTCC wins at the Hampshire track to six.

Thruxton BTCC: Cook draws first blood in Race 1 opener

Thruxton maestro Josh Cook survived a crazy opening lap of the first British Touring Car Championship race of the season to take his fifth victory at the Hampshire speedbowl.

Thruxton BTCC: Sutton tops qualifying thriller

Ash Sutton kicked off his bid for a second successive British Touring Car Championship title in style by snatching pole position in a thrilling qualifying session at Thruxton.

Five key plotlines to follow in the 2021 BTCC Prime

Five key plotlines to follow in the 2021 BTCC

It’s been a busy silly season in the BTCC since the chequered flag fell to end the 2020 campaign last November. While last year’s top two have stayed put, there’s been a lot of fat to chew elsewhere, which should result in another fascinating year of tin-top action.

Rejuvenated Plato questioned BTCC future in lockdown

Jason Plato has admitted he questioned his own future in the British Touring Car Championship during lockdown before committing to a much anticipated return this year.

Why a BTCC legend remains defiant at '97 not out' Prime

Why a BTCC legend remains defiant at '97 not out'

After a year of enforced absence from the British Touring Car Championship grid, Jason Plato is back and hungrier than ever. Despite stellar opposition and some familiar challenges, the two-time champion still has his eyes focused on the biggest prizes.

Cammish secures BTCC return with BTC Racing

Dan Cammish will make a return to the British Touring Car Championship grid having secured a guest drive with BTC Racing for this weekend’s Thruxton season opener.

BTC Racing parts ways with Crees on eve of 2021 BTCC season

BTC Racing has announced it has parted ways with Michael Crees ahead of next weekend’s 2021 British Touring Car Championship opener at Thruxton.

Shedden tops BTCC Silverstone test on Dynamics return

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden made the perfect start to his return to the series by topping the official test day on the Silverstone National Circuit.

BTCC legend Matt Neal tests electric rallycross Supercar

Three-time British Touring Car champion Matt Neal is weighing up a foray into rallycross this year, following a test in an electric Supercar at Lydden Hill on Wednesday.

Hamilton takes final Hard Cupra BTCC seat

Nic Hamilton has secured the final Team Hard Cupra seat for this year’s British Touring Car Championship. 

Neal takes BTCC sabbatical as Rowbottom joins Dynamics

Three-time British Touring Car champion Matt Neal will take a sabbatical from driving this season as Dan Rowbottom returns to the series to join Gordon Shedden at Team Dynamics.

WSR BMW unveils new-look livery for 2021 BTCC season

West Surrey Racing has revealed a new look for its trio of BMWs that will contest the 2021 British Touring Car Championship.

New BTCC Cupra race car revealed by Team Hard

Team Hard has taken the covers off its much anticipated new Cupra British Touring Car Championship challenger.

BTCC announces further tweaks to 2021 calendar

The British Touring Car Championship will have a five-week gap between its opening two rounds in 2021 following the latest round of revisions to the schedule. 

Shedden makes BTCC return in Team Dynamics Honda

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden is to return to the series this season with Team Dynamics at the wheel of a Honda Civic Type R.

Cammish parts ways with Honda BTCC squad

Honda British Touring Car Championship star Dan Cammish will no longer be a part of the Team Dynamics line-up in 2021.

Tom Kristensen reveals career secrets in ‘Mr Le Mans’ book

The most successful driver in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, Tom Kristensen, has released a new and updated English language version of his award-winning biography, Mr Le Mans.

Parfitt Jr completes Excelr8 Hyundai BTCC squad

Former British GT champion Rick Parfitt Jr will complete the Excelr8 Trade Price Cars driver line-up for its 2021 British Touring Car Championship assault.

Jelley reunites with WSR after 11-year absence

Stephen Jelley has returned to the West Surrey Racing BMW squad for the 2021 BTCC season after an 11-year absence from the team. 

Turkington sticks with WSR BMW for 2021 season

Four-time British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington will remain with the West Surrey Racing-run BMW team for 2021, marking his 14th season under the WSR umbrella. 

Butcher to lead two-car Toyota BTCC effort

Six-time British Touring Car Championship race winner Rory Butcher will lead an expanded two-car Toyota line-up run by Speedworks Motorsport this season. 

Plato says he will return to BTCC after sitting out 2020 season

British Touring Car Championship wins record holder Jason Plato has put a stop to rumours that he would not return to the series in 2021. 

Ingram to lead Hyundai BTCC squad after Toyota split

British Touring Car Championship star Tom Ingram will line up in a Hyundai this season at the start of what has been described as a “multi-year agreement” with Excelr8 Motorsport. 

BTCC 2021 season delayed by five weeks

The British Touring Car Championship has delayed the start of its 2021 season by five weeks in the midst of the UK’s current struggle with the coronavirus pandemic. 

Jade Edwards joins BTCC grid full time for 2021

Ex-Renault Clio Cup racer Jade Edwards has completed the three-strong line-up at the BTC Racing Honda squad for this season's British Touring Car Championship.

Toyota expands to two cars for 2021 BTCC season

Toyota’s British Touring Car Championship team is to expand to two cars for the 2021 season. 

Motorbase BTCC team acquired by rival outfit

Leading British Touring Car Championship squad Motorbase Performance has been sold in what amounts to a merger with the rival AmD Tuning-run MB Motorsport team.

Ingram splits from official Toyota BTCC team

British Touring Car Championship star Tom Ingram and Toyota squad Speedworks Motorsport are parting company after seven seasons together.

The Top 10 BTCC drivers of 2020 Prime

The Top 10 BTCC drivers of 2020

The 2020 British Touring Car Championship will go down as a classic in which new winners graced the top step of the podium and an unloved chassis was resurrected into a champion. But who were the year's top performers?

Sutton to defend BTCC title with expanded Laser Tools team

Reigning British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton will remain with Laser Tools Racing to defend his title next year, while the squad has agreed a new partnership with Team Hard.

BTCC race winner Taylor-Smith returns in Cupra

Four-time British Touring Car Championship race winner Aron Taylor-Smith is to return to the series in 2021.

The Villeneuve-esque 'engineer's dream' who lit up BTCC 2020 Prime

The Villeneuve-esque 'engineer's dream' who lit up BTCC 2020

The Infiniti Q50 was completely redesigned, redeveloped and revamped by BMR and Laser Tools Racing for 2020. And the flamboyant brilliance of the driver behind the wheel was enough to snatch the title at the last gasp…

BTCC increases success ballast for 2021 season

The British Touring Car Championship has increased success ballast back to its 2015-18 levels for the 2021 season following a teams’ meeting. 

Ash Sutton’s management denies BMW ‘superteam’ talk

The management of newly crowned 2020 British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton has denied any discussions with BMW team West Surrey Racing for what would be a shock switch for next season.

Brands BTCC: Ash Sutton is champion as Rory Butcher wins

Ash Sutton has become British Touring Car champion for a second time after finishing sixth in a wet final race of the season at Brands Hatch that was won by Rory Butcher.

Turkington hit by penalty before title-deciding race

Four-time British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington’s bid to win a fifth crown has received a setback with a post-race time penalty following the second race at the Brands Hatch finale.

Brands BTCC: Ash Sutton extends points lead with superb win

Ash Sutton has moved into a nine-point lead with one race to go in the British Touring Car Championship by dominating the second race of the Brands Hatch finale.

Brands BTCC: Cammish wins Race 1 as Sutton takes points lead

Honda’s Dan Cammish took victory in the first race of the British Touring Car Championship finale at Brands Hatch, while Ash Sutton’s second place has boosted him into the points lead. 

Brands BTCC: Ingram boosts title chances with pole for finale

Toyota ace Tom Ingram boosted his long-shot British Touring Car Championship title prospects by claiming pole position in a wet qualifying session for the final round at Brands Hatch.

Non-elite UK racing cancelled, BTCC & British GT finales go ahead

The final round of the British Touring Car Championship will take place as scheduled at Brands Hatch on 14-15 November, despite the UK entering a new lockdown and all non-elite racing being cancelled.

Matt Neal could retire from BTCC after 2020 season

Three-time British Touring Car champion Matt Neal could hang up his helmet and retire at the end of this season. 

BTCC could expand new qualifying format

The British Touring Car Championship could adopt the experimental qualifying format used for last weekend’s penultimate round at Snetterton at more events for next season.

Ingram claims Butcher “lost his head” before last-corner clash

Rory Butcher has kept his fifth place in the final British Touring Car Championship race at Snetterton following his last-corner clash with fellow title contender Tom Ingram but has been given a verbal reprimand and a ‘strike’.

Snetterton BTCC: Jackson wins R3 as title contenders clash Snetterton
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Snetterton BTCC: Jackson wins R3 as title contenders clash

Ollie Jackson fended off Adam Morgan to take his second reversed-grid British Touring Car Championship win in the finale at Snetterton, as chaos reigned behind the leading duo.