BMP secures touring car series

The future of the British Touring Car Championship has been safeguarded by British Motorsport Promoters

BMP secures touring car series

The BMP has secured the rights to Britain's premier tin-top championship from 2002.

According to officials, the BMP and TOCA - who has been responsible for the series since 1991 - will work with the manufacturers to "ensure renewed growth of the championship, so that it remains the leading and most influential championship in the UK."

Director of BMP, Rob Bain said: "We are delighted to have secured these rights and will do everything to ensure the future stability of the British Touring Car Championship, including working closely with TOCA on the remaining year of their involvement. We look forward to announcing plans in the near future."

The Motor Sports Association endorsed the partnership.

Chief executive of the MSA, John Quenby said: "We owe a debt of gratitude to TOCA, who transformed the series into the most successful national touring car championship in the world.

"The MSA believes that BMP's unique collaboration of circuit owners provides the stability the championship needs to go forward."

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