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Knockhill BTCC: Sutton grabs thrilling last-lap win over Turkington in race two

Ash Sutton won a thrilling battle with Colin Turkington in the second British Touring Car Championship race of the day at Knockhill.

Knockhill BTCC: Turkington dominates opener to take WSR's 100th win

Colin Turkington claimed West Surrey Racing's 100th victory in the British Touring Car Championship after dominating the opening race of the Knockhill weekend.

Knockhill BTCC: Turkington pips Proctor to claim pole

Four-time British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington bounced back from two tough events to claim pole position for BMW at the Knockhill round.

Knockhill BTCC: Smiley tops dry practice ahead of Cook

Chris Smiley led the way in free practice for the British Touring Car Championship round at Knockhill with a late effort just before the end of the lunchtime session.

Autosport Podcast: Magazine feature special

While Formula 1 embarks on its summer break there are still plenty of motorsport stories to sink your teeth into as evidenced by this week’s edition of Autosport magazine.

Clio ace Rivett makes BTCC return subbing for Neate

Paul Rivett will return to the British Touring Car Championship at Knockhill and Thruxton in place of Andy Neate while the Motorbase Performance driver continues his recovery from COVID-19.

What could have been: A rising star's abruptly curtailed tin-top debut

The British Touring Car Championship was enjoying a boom period in 1996, and was an ideal platform for young drivers to benchmark themselves against top-earning tin-top aces. One single-seater star got as close as is possible to making his debut, only for a badly-timed high-speed shunt in a pre-event test to leave that avenue unexplored

Jordan to give BTCC hybrid race debut next month

The British Touring Car Championship’s new-for-2022 hybrid system will make an earlier-than-expected race debut at next month’s Silverstone round.

Butcher: Oulton BTCC win stems from Brands Hatch improvements

Toyota British Touring Car Championship ace Rory Butcher has pinpointed his breakthrough win at Oulton Park to overnight improvements made at the previous round at Brands Hatch.

Full BTCC crowd ‘critical’ for Knockhill, says Shedden

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden has said it was “critical” that Knockhill has been allowed a full crowd for its BTCC round next week.

Oulton Park BTCC: Proctor wins after Sutton collision

Senna Proctor took victory in the reversed-grid finale to the British Touring Car Championship round at Oulton Park after a first-corner collision with Ash Sutton.

Oulton Park BTCC: Butcher claims his maiden Toyota win

Rory Butcher scored the first win of his relationship with the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota team in the second British Touring Car Championship race of the day at Oulton Park.

Plato absolved of blame for BTCC Oulton Park race one Oliphant crash

Two-time British Touring Car champion Jason Plato has been absolved of blame for the accident that caused a red flag in the first race of the day at Oulton Park.

Oulton Park BTCC: Rowbottom beats Shedden for maiden win after red flag

Dan Rowbottom scored his first British Touring Car Championship victory in a dramatic Oulton Park opener that was interrupted by a red flag for a heavy crash.

Oulton Park BTCC: Proctor beats Shedden to pole in Honda 1-2

Senna Proctor edged out Scottish brothers-in-law Gordon Shedden and Rory Butcher for pole position in an entertaining British Touring Car Championship qualifying session at Oulton Park.

Oulton Park BTCC: Goff puts Cupra at top of the times in practice

Jack Goff planted his Team Hard Cupra Leon at the top of the times in free practice as the British Touring Car Championship weekend at Oulton Park kicked off in tricky conditions.

Excelr8 launches study into running Hyundai engines in BTCC for 2022

Leading British Touring Car Championship team Excelr8 Motorsport has launched a feasibility study into running a Hyundai engine in its i30 N Fastback machines in 2022.

Gow could combine BTCC, Supercars commitments

Alan Gow will continue to run the British Touring Car Championship even if the consortium he's linked to is successful in its bid to buy Supercars.

Team Hard names GT ace as Geddie replacement

British GT Championship ace Jack Mitchell has secured a Team Hard Cupra Leon seat for the remainder of the British Touring Car Championship season. 

What could have been: When a dream BTCC deal turned sour

It's fairly common in the motorsport world for sponsorship deals to fall over at the last minute. But rarely does it happen after the championship has just started. In the case of one promising driver, it was the latter that scuppered a dream British Touring Car Championship chance in 2010

What could have been: The BTCC reunion that never happened

When Tim Harvey was chosen to test the TWR Volvo S40 that had won the previous year's British Touring Car Championship in 1999, it looked as though a short-lived Super Touring partnership was at last getting back together. But the 1992 champion's hopes were dashed by an affordable and available alternative

Honda drivers Proctor and Shedden head Oulton BTCC test

Honda racers Senna Proctor and Gordon Shedden set the pace in two days of mid-season British Touring Car Championship testing at Oulton Park.

Podcast: Tim Harvey reviews the BTCC title race

Three meetings completed and already there is a fascinating title race brewing in the British Touring Car Championship.

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.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Morgan gives Ciceley first BMW win Brands Hatch
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Brands Hatch BTCC: 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 to take points lead Brands Hatch
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Brands Hatch BTCC: Ingram wins thriller on last lap to take points lead

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 team-mate Gordon Shedden second.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Sutton leads free practice ahead of Rowbottom

Reigning British Touring Car champion and 2021 series leader Ash Sutton led the way in free practice for the third round on the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit.

BTCC's Ingram "not a fool" to switch to Hyundai

British Touring Car Championship star Tom Ingram says he has proved he was not a fool to switch to the Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai team, following his first win in the car at Snetterton.

Snetterton BTCC: Ingram gives Hyundai maiden win

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: Brilliant 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 claims first 2021 win with Race 1 victory

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

Hill proud of Motorbase/MB team for full-ballast Snetterton qualifying

British Touring Car Championship leader Jake Hill has hailed the Motorbase/MB Ford squad after taking seventh on the grid for Sunday’s second round at Snetterton.

Snetterton BTCC: Shedden excluded from qualifying as Dynamics 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 beats Turkington to 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.

Snetterton BTCC: Ingram beats Sutton to top practice times

Tom Ingram emerged fastest overall across the free practice sessions for the British Touring Car Championship round at Snetterton in his Excelr8 Motorsport Hyundai i30 N Fastback.

What could have been: The Super Touring near-misses of a Formula Ford great

Michael Vergers had several dalliances with the West Surrey Racing-run Ford outfit in the British Touring Car Championship's mid-90s Super Touring pomp. Though the Mondeos of the period were uncompetitive, his test outings left him wanting more

British touring car legend Vince Woodman dies aged 83

Vince Woodman, a British touring car legend, has died at the age of 83.

Hawkins replaces Neate at Motorbase for Snetterton BTCC round

Jessica Hawkins will return to the British Touring Car Championship with Motorbase Performance as a stand-in for regular driver Andy Neate at Snetterton.

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.

The outright tin-top wins achieved by a forgotten tin-top great Plus

The outright tin-top wins achieved by a forgotten tin-top great

Already established as a formidable force in the British Saloon Car Championship, the Triumph Dolomite became a legend in 1977 when Tony Dron's Broadspeed machine frequently embarrassed the mighty Capris

Blundell: BTCC leader Hill can push to new level

MB Motorsport sporting director Mark Blundell has said that early British Touring Car Championship leader Jake Hill now has the structure behind him to push to a new level.

Archive: The World Cup winner left floundering by Ford's BTCC nadir

Ford burst onto the Super Touring scene in 1993, Paul Radisich finishing third in the British Touring Car Championship despite missing the first six rounds. But 25 years ago, the Kiwi's loyalty was severely tested by the Blue Oval's mid-90s dip, as he revealed to Autosport in the 19 September 1996 issue

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

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 out in rain-affected Race 3 thriller

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

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 survives wild first lap to win 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.

Hill blames BTCC veteran Plato for ruining qualifying shot

British Touring Car Championship rising star Jake Hill has blamed veteran two-time champion Jason Plato for ruining his shot at a top grid position for the Thruxton season opener.

Thruxton BTCC: Sutton grabs pole position in 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.

Thruxton BTCC: Champion Sutton tops wet practice running

Reigning British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton topped free practice for the opening round of the 2021 series at Thruxton in wet conditions.

Shedden: Dynamics BTCC Honda feels “like an old pair of slippers”

Gordon Shedden says his Team Dynamics Honda already “feels like an old pair of slippers” ahead of his British Touring Car Championship comeback season that begins at Thruxton this weekend.

BTCC/F3 preview podcast: Your complete guide to the new season

Frantic edge-of-the-seat racing is set to return this weekend with the start of the British Touring Car Championship and FIA Formula 3 Championship.

Five key plotlines to follow in the 2021 BTCC Plus

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 plenty of talking points elsewhere, which should result in another fascinating year of tin-top action

The giantkilling 'dad and lad' operation taking on the BTCC's best Plus

The giantkilling 'dad and lad' operation taking on the BTCC's best

The Lancashire squad of Ciceley Motorsport has been a BTCC race winner for several years with Adam Morgan and Mercedes. But the switch to WSR-built BMWs and addition of Tom Chilton as a true barometer for Morgan should see the team step up into title contention

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.

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.

How a returning champion is feeling at home again in the BTCC Plus

How a returning champion is feeling at home again in the BTCC

After topping the times at the end of British Touring Car Championship pre-season testing, it feels like Gordon Shedden has never been away. But after plenty of changes behind the scenes, the three-time champion is bedding himself in to pick up where he left off