2017 british touring car championship
60 Seasons: The British Touring Car Championship 1958 - 2017 by Alex BurnhamA narrative history of the first 60 seasons of the British Touring Car Championship. Every era, every year, every race, every winner. Starting from the earliest days of the British Saloon Car Championship and following it through to the 2017 BTCC season, this book looks at the races, the cars and the drivers who made up one of the most exciting racing series on the planet. It tells the story of how the championship came to be what it is today, with all the excitement, controversy and action from over 1,000 races. This book is an attempt to document this legendary racing series, which has been largely overlooked by motor sport historians. Written in a narrative style the book helps those who did not know the origins learn about the early days, and acts as a reminder to those who know the legends or remember the races.
Story of the Day - Oulton Park - BTCC 2017
There will be local interest true, through the Wrotham based Motorbase team, and its star driver Tom Chilton. The BTCC is fast, furious, and highly entertaining, and with a full programme of support races too, this is set to be a great day out. All tickets will be sent in a presentation gift wallet.
Subaru's Ash Sutton wins 2017 British Touring Car Championship
Last year delivered one of the most closely contested BTCC seasons in recent memory, with many drawing comparisons with the Super Touring era of the s. The Team BMR-run Levorgs were the surprise package of , partly as they looked and sounded so distinct, partly because of the remarkable upswing in competitiveness enjoyed by both Jason Plato and Colin Turkington midway through the season. Eurotech Racing. Smith will provide some much needed stability, allowing the team to grow and build upon its strong showing in Motorbase Performance.
Jump to navigation. Ash Sutton has been crowned champion in the British Touring Car Championship after a pulsating final three races of the season at Brands Hatch. It's a dream come true. I feel sick inside because of the buzz! Ahead of the third race of the weekend - and final one of the season - Sutton was ahead by just six championship points. Adding further drama, he started the race in 14th - two places behind Turkington.
The double BTCC champion surged from 15th on the grid making incredible pass after pass to eventually muscle his way by long-time leader Moffat to clinch an emotional win. A pre-race rain shower ahead of the showdown saw the vast majority of the field switching to Dunlop BluResponse wet tyres on the grid further adding to the tension with Turkington and Sutton among those leaving it late to make the change. Turkington made a clean getaway from tenth on the grid with Sutton following his title rival just behind. The loudest cheer, however, went to Sutton as he completed the podium positions after a pass by pole-sitter Michael Epps. Furthermore, Ingram claimed third in the overall standings after seeing off the challenge from reigning champion Gordon Shedden. I feel sick inside because of the buzz! There was a coming-together involving Colin Turkington and somebody else and I got a radio call with the team saying he was out, and they told me to go and enjoy myself.
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2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship calendar announced
Instant access to in-depth motorsport analysis, technical insight and expert opinion. - Six months on from the climax of the championship, we are already gearing up for another fantastic season of racing in with the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship. With thirty drivers in fifteen teams taking part in thirty rounds at eight venues, the stage is set for some of the legends, old guard and newcomers to do battle and attempt to win the most prestigious prize in British Motorsport.
The championship featured a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded amateur drivers competing in highly modified versions of family cars which are sold to the general public and conform to the technical regulations for the championship. With both BMW and Vauxhall returning to the series this year as manufacturer outfits - joining the existing Honda , Subaru and MG teams, the season featured five manufacturer backed teams on the grid for the first time since the end of the popular Super Touring era of the sport. With a maximum grid of 32 cars for the season, a full entry list was announced which sees a total of 18 different named teams. The provisional calendar was announced by the championship organisers on 15 June , with no major changes from previous seasons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. British Touring Car Championship. Retrieved 15 June