THE BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP.

05/08/2020

THE BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP.

05/08/2020

THE BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP.

1 AUGUST – 15 NOVEMBER 2020.

The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) is one of the most anticipated motor racing championships in the world, with races taking place in 2020 from August to November. Twenty- seven action packed races across nine events are hosted at some of the UKs most renowned circuits, from Brands Hatch to Silverstone. With the debut of the brand-new BMW 3 Series BTCC car, the 2019 season was always going to be a learning curve. To emerge as double championship winners then, is one of the greatest achievements in BTCC history a fitting end to one of the most exciting race seasons ever.

THE MASTER RETURNS.

The BMW 330i M Sport entered the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and continued a rich heritage of success. The seventh generation BMW 3 Series added another two trophies to the already impressive record, making it six Drivers titles and three Manufacturers crowns between 1988 and 2019.


1957-TODAY

OVER 60 YEARS OF THE BTCC.

The BTCC has a proud heritage dating back to 1957. Ken Gregory, former manager of British Formula One racing driver Stirling Moss, felt that there was a gap for manufacturers to exhibit their new and increasingly popular ranges of passenger cars. Gregory suggested to the British Racing and Sports Car Club – of which he was secretary – that running a championship alongside the club's 500cc Formula 3 could boost the profile of saloon car racing.


The first race with scores counting towards the points table took place on Boxing Day 1957, with the very first BTCC coming to a conclusion in 1958.


The rules and regulations of BTCC have shifted and changed over the years, but providing current production cars with a platform to compete has always been the rationale behind the championship.

 

2019 DOUBLE TITLE WINNERS. 

Colin Turkington and BMW clinched an extraordinary double crown on an unbelievable final day in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch. Taking home the Drivers and Manufacturers was a huge achievement in what was one of the most eventful and tightly contested ends of the season events. It marks the record equalling fourth BTCC title for Colin Turkington. 

Find out more about The 3 Series Saloon here 

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