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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.

BTCC race winners get first taste of new machinery in Brands test

A gaggle of British Touring Car Championship race winners all got their hands on new machinery at Brands Hatch this week, as testing burst into life prior to the 2021 season.

Butcher confident after first Toyota BTCC test

British Touring Car Championship ace Rory Butcher says he is already confident to push at the front of the field with Speedworks Motorsport’s Toyota Corolla after his first day of testing.

Plato back on track after one-year absence

British Touring Car Championship wins record holder Jason Plato says everything “came flooding back” on his first outing behind the wheel of a BTCC car for 53 weeks.

Hamilton takes final Hard Cupra seat, completing 2021 BTCC grid

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

Rowbottom joins Dynamics in BTCC as Neal takes sabbatical

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 unveils new-look BMW 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.

Team Hard reveals new BTCC Cupra car

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

BTCC makes 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.

Cammish secures Carrera Cup return after BTCC exit

Double Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Dan Cammish will return to the series this year after losing his drive with British Touring Car Championship outfit Team Dynamics.

Ingram: Hyundai BTCC car “felt brilliant” on first test

British Touring Car Championship star Tom Ingram has completed his first test since his switch to Hyundai machinery and says “the car felt brilliant from the start”.

The rollercoaster ride of West Surrey Racing's 40 years Plus

The rollercoaster ride of West Surrey Racing's 40 years

It’s four decades since one of UK motorsport’s most successful teams made its debut at Silverstone in British Formula 3. Now it’s top dog in the BTCC, time to blow out some candles with boss Dick Bennetts

Why the BTCC elite should fear Shedden's return Plus

Why the BTCC elite should fear Shedden's return

OPINION: The British Touring Car Championship Lord taketh away Dan Cammish, then giveth Gordon Shedden. That means substituting what would have been a future champion with an all-time series great with a point to prove on his return

Lloyd gets full-season BTCC chance in Vauxhall

British Touring Car Championship race winner Daniel Lloyd is to make a surprise return to the series for this season with the Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall team.

Keith Greene obituary: F1 racer turned team manager dies aged 83

Keith Greene, who has died aged 83, contested a handful of grands prix as a driver, but enjoyed his biggest successes as a team manager over a 45-year motorsport career.

The tin-top veteran turned policeman hangs up his helmet Plus

The tin-top veteran turned policeman hangs up his helmet

Jeff Allam had a long and successful touring car career, and was a highly regarded works driver for Rover and Vauxhall. Then he spent his weekends policing his successors… Time to look back at a BTCC life spanning almost 45 years

Shedden to make BTCC return with 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.

Team Dynamics coy on Shedden BTCC return talk

Top British Touring Car Championship squad Team Dynamics has refused to comment on speculation that three-time series champion Gordon Shedden could replace Dan Cammish this year.

Cammish out of Dynamics BTCC driver line-up for 2021

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

Toyota teases new look for BTCC 2021 challenger

Factory Toyota colours appear set to feature on the pair of Speedworks Motorsport entries in this year's British Touring Car Championship

Have a go hero: The other Le Mans winner who tried out for Dynamics

Andy Wallace had a one-off British Touring Car Championship foray with Team Dynamics at Oulton Park in 1993. As he told JAMES NEWBOLD, nothing could prepare him for what was to come

The BTCC Brexit that's thrived for a decade Plus

The BTCC Brexit that's thrived for a decade

It won't be long until the current BTCC rules become the longest-lasting the series has ever had. The NGTC regulations are due to celebrate their tenth birthday this year and while not totally perfect for everyone, have been a huge success

Parfitt Jr completes Excelr8 Hyundai BTCC squad for 2021

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

Stephen Jelley completes West Surrey Racing BMW line-up in BTCC for 2021

Triple British Touring Car Championship race winner Stephen Jelley has returned to the West Surrey Racing BMW squad for 2021 after an 11-year absence from the team

Tom Oliphant remains with West Surrey Racing BMW in BTCC for 2021

British Touring Car Championship race winner Tom Oliphant will remain on board at the West Surrey Racing-run BMW squad for a third season this year

Jackson joins Hill as Ford BTCC squad reveals full driver line-up

Two-time British Touring Car Championship race winner Ollie Jackson will join Jake Hill in the MB Motorsport Ford line-up for 2021.

Extra BTCC ballast no concern as Turkington stays at West Surrey Racing BMW

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

Cosworth to buy out BTCC battery supplier Delta

The British Touring Car Championship's approved battery supplier for its new hybrid era will be bought out by Cosworth, after Delta signed an agreement for acquisition

Butcher to lead two-car Toyota BTCC effort alongside Smelt for 2021

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 to make 2021 BTCC return with PMR Vauxhall squad

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.

Goodyear extends BTCC supply run to 24 years with new deal

Tyre giant Goodyear has extended its deal to supply the British Touring Car Championship for five more seasons to continue what will be an unbroken 24-year association

Ingram to lead Hyundai BTCC squad Excelr8 in 2021 after move from Toyota

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

MB Motorsport name to remain in BTCC

The Mark Blundell Motorsport moniker will continue in the British Touring Car Championship this year following the recent takeover of Ford squad Motorbase Performance

Team Parker's BTCC absence in 2021 will be 'short term'

Team Parker Racing says its absence from the British Touring Car Championship entry list from 2021 will be "short term" and it could build a new car when it returns

Vauxhall Astra Coupe: In defence of an unheralded BTCC champion

Despite dominating in a post-boom British Touring Car Championship era, the record-breaking Vauxhall Astra Coupe isn't given the credit it deserves. MATT KEW argues its competition and outside events shouldn't be used dent its standing

Smiley faces second season with Excelr8 Hyundai BTCC team

British Touring Car Championship race winner Chris Smiley is to remain with the Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai squad for a second season in 2021

BTCC season delayed by five weeks as series issues revised calendar

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

Edwards completes three-car BTC Honda BTCC line-up 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

Chilton joins Ciceley BMW BTCC squad for 2021

British Touring Car Championship race-winner Tom Chilton will switch to driving a Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330i M Sport this year, joining Adam Morgan in the family-run team

Toyota squad expands to two-car BTCC attack for 2021

The Speedworks Motorsport squad which fields Toyota's British Touring Car Championship entry is to expand to two cars for the 2021 season

Motorbase Performance taken over by rival BTCC team AmD

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

Ingram splits from Toyota team after seven seasons together in BTCC

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 Plus

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 new Laser Tools-Team Hard alliance

Reigning British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton will remain at the Laser Tools Racing Infiniti squad for 2021 as part of an expanded three-car line-up.

Taylor-Smith makes BTCC return in Team Hard Cupra

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

Team Hard reveals Geddie as second Cupra driver for 2021 BTCC season

British Touring Car Championship fan favourite Team Hard has confirmed its second driver for the 2021 season, just a few days after its first

Goff signs two-year deal to stay with Team Hard

British Touring Car Championship race-winner Jack Goff has signed a two-year deal with Team Hard, keeping him at the squad until at least the conclusion of the 2022 season

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

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

Taylor eyes new BTCC role after BTC Racing split

Long-time British Touring Car Championship team boss Bert Taylor has said he is aiming to stay in the series after parting ways with the BTC Racing squad he founded

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

The BMW game-changer that monopolised the tin-top world Plus

The BMW game-changer that monopolised the tin-top world

The rival Ford RS500 was more spectacular and almost claimed its place as Autosport's greatest touring car. But the original BMW M3 E30 was too good and too important to be ignored, as its drivers explain

Turkington meets Rouse: The BTCC's greatest in conversation Plus

Turkington meets Rouse: The BTCC's greatest in conversation

The two four-time British Touring Car champions discovered they had far more in common than they realised when Autosport brought them together to discuss all things tin-top for its 70th anniversary special earlier this year

Ciceley replaces Mercedes with BMW for 2021 BTCC campaign

British Touring Car Championship loyalist Ciceley Motorsport will replace its old Mercedes A-Class machinery with new BMW 330i M Sport cars next season

BTCC champion Sutton's management denies talk of shock WSR switch

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

BTCC champion Sutton 'shocked' by Infiniti's pace

Newly crowned British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton was shocked by his Infiniti Q50's pace on his way to the final-round Brands Hatch victory that proved pivotal in his title triumph

Brands Hatch BTCC: Sutton secures title as Butcher wins finale

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

Turkington's BTCC title hopes hampered by Brands R2 time penalty

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 Hatch BTCC: Sutton extends points lead with race two 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 Hatch BTCC: Cammish wins race one, 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