BTCC News

Friday favourite: How Volvo's "no ego" pole king endeared himself to a BTCC champion
Laser Tools Racing continues in BTCC with Hill
Jelley remains with WSR BMW for 2023 BTCC season
GT racer Watson switches to BTCC with PMR Vauxhall
Your 10 greatest motorsport moments

With the likes of Andy Rouse, Steve Soper, Alain Menu and Paul Radisich to chose from, Tim Harvey is spoiled for choice when it comes to picking a favourite team-mate. But it's a driver that the 1992 British Touring Car champion only raced alongside for a single season, Swedish ace Rickard Rydell, that is his number one in our ongoing weekly series

The Laser Tools Racing name that was carried to British Touring Car Championship titles in 2020 and 2021 will continue in the series after all with Jake Hill.

Four-time British Touring Car Championship race winner Stephen Jelley is to remain with the West Surrey Racing BMW squad for a third consecutive season in 2023.

GT racing convert Andrew Watson will make his British Touring Car Championship debut this season with the Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra team.

At the end of last year, Autosport International asked fans to select their favourite motorsport moments from a list chosen by a panel that included three-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart. Here are the results

Autosport writers' most memorable moments of 2022 Plus

Autosport writers' most memorable moments of 2022

The season just gone was a memorable one for many of our staff writers, who are fortunate enough to cover motorsport around the world. Here are our picks of the best (and in some cases, most eventful) from 2022

Ranking the 10 greatest BMW Motorsport machines

BMW Motorsport has produced several landmark cars in its 50 years of competition across several different motorsport disciplines. But which are the greatest of all? Autosport picks out the top 10 and speaks to some of their fortunate drivers

Lloyd switches to Team Hard for 2023 BTCC campaign

Multiple race-winning British Touring Car Championship ace Dan Lloyd has switched to fellow crowd favourite Team Hard for the 2023 season.

Autosport 2022 Top 50: #47 Tom Ingram

1st in British Touring Car Championship

Patterson switches to Team Hard Cupra for BTCC 2023

British Touring Car Championship racer Dexter Patterson has switched to Team Hard for his second season in the series.

Ingram named Autosport’s National Driver of the Year
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Ingram named Autosport’s National Driver of the Year

Tom Ingram is the winner of Autosport’s 2022 National Driver of the Year Award.

Thompson remains with Team Hard in BTCC 2023

Jack Sears Trophy champion Bobby Thompson is to remain aboard a Team Hard Cupra Leon for a second successive season in the British Touring Car Championship.

Toyota team Speedworks gets extra BTCC entry

Three British Touring Car Championship teams have each acquired one extra TOCA BTCC license for the 2023 season, keeping the field theoretically at 29 cars.

Hill stays with West Surrey Racing BMW team for 2023 BTCC

British Touring Car Championship star Jake Hill will remain with West Surrey Racing in 2023 and says that winning the title will make him feel complete as a driver.

Morgan joins BMW squad WSR for 2023 BTCC season

Long-time British Touring Car Championship privateer Adam Morgan has finally joined the ranks of the big teams by linking up with official BMW squad West Surrey Racing for 2023.

Ciceley Motorsport exits BTCC after 10 years

Race-winning British Touring Car Championship team Ciceley Motorsport has called time on its involvement in the series after 10 years.

BTCC greats rate a reimagined Super Saloons tussle

Steve Soper and Robb Gravett are two British Touring Car Championship legends who aren’t shy in reliving memories of glory days in creative ways. That’s how the new set from Scalextric – Super Saloons made for a perfect fantasy mini battle

Ranking the top 10 BTCC drivers of 2022

The 2022 British Touring Car Championship fight boiled down to a four-way battle, but there were plenty of other good performers across the season.

Friday favourite: A BTCC champion on his landmark cars and team-mate

He may have stepped back from the British Touring Car Championship, but Andrew Jordan's passion for racing continues to burn bright in historics. The 2013 BTCC champion gets to sample plenty of top-notch machinery, but which makes the pick as his ultimate favourite? And who does he regard as his favourite team-mate?

The double act that carried Ingram to long-awaited BTCC title glory

British Touring Car Championship 'nearly man' Tom Ingram finally cast aside that label in 2022, delivering the first title of the series' hybrid era. His campaign reaped the fruits of a driver-engineer relationship cultivated at Speedworks Motorsport - and it proved enough to get the best from Excelr8's Hyundai package

Have your say on the best of 2022: Autosport Awards nominees revealed

Voting for the 2022 Autosport Awards is open, giving you the chance to have your say on the best motorsport performers of the season.

BTCC to feature top-10 pole shootouts and option tyres in 2023

The British Touring Car Championship has announced a number of rule changes for 2023, including top-10 qualifying shootouts being held at half the rounds and the option tyre returning.

BTC Racing evaluating new BTCC car build, planning GT expansion

British Touring Car Championship Independent teams title winner BTC Racing is evaluating a new-build car for 2023, plus an expansion into GT racing.

Motorbase could stick with Ford after Audi BTCC plan hits skids

Newly crowned British Touring Car Championship teams’ title winner Motorbase Performance could remain with its current Ford Focus machinery after all in 2023.

Jack Sears champion Thompson aims for overall BTCC success

Newly crowned British Touring Car Championship Jack Sears Trophy title winner Bobby Thompson is aiming to use the accolade to gain a foothold and remain in the series.

Autosport writers' most memorable moments of 2022 Plus

Autosport writers' most memorable moments of 2022

The season just gone was a memorable one for many of our staff writers, who are fortunate enough to cover motorsport around the world. Here are our picks of the best (and in some cases, most eventful) from 2022

Formula 1
Dec 31, 2022
How the BTCC's new hybrid era aced its first test Plus

How the BTCC's new hybrid era aced its first test

Expectations were high for the start of the British Touring Car Championship’s hybrid power era, and despite nerves and problems to solve prior to its debut the new rules gained widespread approval. Here’s how the first test at Donington Park was passed and the thorough examinations that are to follow

BTCC
Apr 28, 2022
The Ford BTCC superteam combining two reigning TOCA champions Plus

The Ford BTCC superteam combining two reigning TOCA champions

Reigning BTCC champion Ash Sutton and Porsche Carrera Cup GB victor Dan Cammish form a potent line-up at the Motorbase-run NAPA Racing team as the series adopts hybrid power. With Sutton bringing the key components of his title-winning Laser Tools Racing set-up, and Cammish eager to prove a point on his return, their dynamic is set to be one of the season's major talking points

BTCC
Apr 21, 2022
The stalwart tin-top boss still shaping careers more than 40 years on Plus

The stalwart tin-top boss still shaping careers more than 40 years on

Veteran team manager Marvin Humphries and former Tech-Speed team boss has worked not only with stars of the British Touring Car Championship, but legends including Gil de Ferran, Hans Stuck and Tom Sneva in a long and varied career that has spanned five decades across tin-tops, single-seaters and sportscars

BTCC
Feb 4, 2022
The grassroots rise that shaped an understated BTCC star Plus

The grassroots rise that shaped an understated BTCC star

Having started out in club-level competitions alongside his own university engineering studies, Josh Cook's journey to becoming an established frontrunner in the British Touring Car Championship is atypical. But it's these experiences that have moulded the 30-year-old into a humble star, respected throughout the paddock

BTCC
Jan 12, 2022
Ranking the top 10 BTCC drivers of 2021 Plus

Ranking the top 10 BTCC drivers of 2021

A refresh in equipment and some returning faces helped contribute to a supremely competitive 2021 British Touring Car Championship campaign. Ash Sutton was crowned a three-time champion, successfully defending his 2020 title, but faced stiff competition in the final year before the switch to hybrid. Autosport picks out the best performers

BTCC
Nov 17, 2021
Why the BTCC's ballast increase couldn't stop champion Sutton Plus

Why the BTCC's ballast increase couldn't stop champion Sutton

Ballast will be gone from the BTCC next year as hybrid power enters the scene, but for its final season the maximum was increased from 60kg to 75kg. Despite having to carry that nearly all season, Ash Sutton was always the favourite to pocket a third title - the 27-year-old getting his reward for a season of speed tempered by savvy to nail his opportunities

BTCC
Nov 12, 2021
The much-loved tin-top superstar bowing out at 59 Plus

The much-loved tin-top superstar bowing out at 59

OPINION: It's not often that a driver achieves widespread affection for their personality, as well as their on-track performances. One such individual is Gabriele Tarquini, who will soon bring the curtain down on a remarkable career that has yielded touring car titles on the European and global stage - and, famously, in Britain too

BTCC
Nov 11, 2021