Muller Threatens to Quit BTCC

Former British Touring Car Champion Yvan Muller has threatened to turn his back on the series at the end of this year unless the organisers start getting tough on driving standards

Muller Threatens to Quit BTCC

The Frenchman, who narrowly missed out on last year's crown to then Vauxhall teammate James Thompson, believes that BTCC bosses must start clamping down on bad driving after the end of last season was marred by a series of incidents that went unpunished.

"If I'm not happy I will not stay," Muller told this week's Autosport magazine. "I hope this year will be a bit different from last year. I hope some contact will be banned more than it was in 2004. If it is not, then I will leave next year.

"We are all hard drivers; we all do some things and sometimes push the limit. Some guys always push guys on prupose. We know the names of these guys, and I think these guys should get banned more often for doing that."

BTCC organisers are hoping that increased use of in-car cameras this year will allow them to get a better hold on when there is blame for on-track accidents.

Muller added: "I hope the people in charge will be stronger on this issue, because this is the BTCC, not stock cars."

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