BTCC Releases Provisional Entry List

The British Touring Car Championship today released the entry list for their 2005 competition, which opens on April 10 at Donington

BTCC Releases Provisional Entry List

Among the changes for this year are reversed grids for the third race of a meet, the top five drivers in the standings being required to carry ballast, and on track incidents will be rewarded with a loss of six spots at the next race.

The series will also race at the Silverstone National circuit for the first time since 1985, and on the Grand Prix loop at Brands Hatch for the first time in three years.

Television coverage in the United Kingdom will be provided by ITV, which will show seven live events as well as a series of re-runs, as well as live coverage on European satellite channel Motors TV.

Rounds Date Venue 1,2&3 09/10 April Donington Park 4,5&6 30 April - 01 May Thruxton 7,8&9 04/05 June Brands Hatch (Indy) 10,11&12 18/19 June Oulton Park (Island Circuit) 13,14&15 16/17 July Croft 16,17&18 23/24 July Mondello Park 19,20&21 06/07 August Snetterton 22,23&24 27/28 August Knockhill 25,26&27 17/18 September Silverstone National 28,29&30 01/02 October Brands Hatch GP No. Driver (NAT) Team Car 2. Yvan Muller (FRA) VX Racing Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch 5. Matt Neal (GBR) Team Halfords Honda Integra 6. Colin Turkington (GBR) VX Racing Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch 8. Dan Eaves (GBR) Team Halfords Honda Integra 9. TBA Arena Motorsports Honda Civic Type R 10. James Kaye (GBR) Synchro Motorsport Honda Civic Type R 11. Jason Plato (GBR) SEAT Sport UK SEAT Toledo Cupra 12. James Pickford (GBR) SEAT Sport UK SEAT Toledo Cupra 15. TBA GA Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 21. Rob Collard (GBR) WSR MG ZS 22. TBA WSR MG ZS 23. Mark Proctor (GBR) Fast-Tec Motorsport Vauxhall Astra Coupe 33. TBA Team Firstserve Group Honda Civic Type R 57. Luke Hines (GBR) SEAT Sport UK SEAT Toledo Cupra 77. Richard Williams (GBR) HPI Racing Lexus IS200 78. Ian Curley (GBR) HPI Racing Lexus IS200 88. Gavin Smith (IRL) VX Racing Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch 99. TBA Arena Motorsports Honda Civic Type R 

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