FIA adopts British Touring Car Championship regulations

The British Touring Car Championship's technical regulations have been chosen as the basis for one of the FIA's two new platforms for national series

FIA adopts British Touring Car Championship regulations

The FIA's touring car commission has endorsed proposals to publish two levels of technical regulations for national touring car championships.

The rules from the BTCC will be used for a higher level of national competition while the second is suited to a more production‐based, lower‐cost, level of national competition and will be based on regulations used in Argentina's national series.

The technical regulations will be known as FIA TCN‐1 and FIA TCN‐2 respectively.

Touring car commission president and BTCC boss Alan Gow had announced the plans for a pyramid system for touring cars alongside FIA boss Jean Todt at the Marrakech World Touring Car Championship round in mid-April earlier this year.

Speaking to AUTOSPORT in Macau last month, Gow said: "Everything progressed as we said it would [in Marrakech].

"Our intention is to do levels of national regulations - one lower lever, one upper level.

"We have been going through which championships are the most popular and looking at cost per km and have come up with two.

"It's important to remember that no one has to run them.

"It is just say, if Kazakhstan, for example, wanted to start a touring car championship, there is currently no set of rules published.

"We have TC1 but that is just for WTCC. Now we hope there will be two sets of national regulations that the FIA recommends for national championships."

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