The other new BTCC car rivals should fear
The arrival of the Toyota GB-backed Corolla brought much fanfare but, unlike with WSR's new BMW 3 Series, results were hard to come by. Now though, a breakthrough over the summer gap should have Tom Ingram's BTCC rivals worried beyond 2019 alone
At the halfway point of the 2019 British Touring Car Championship season, Tom Ingram was comfortably one of the star performers. That should come as little in the way of a surprise. He is the reigning independent drivers' champion, and finished runner-up in the standings to title winner Colin Turkington last year.
But ahead of the BTCC's summer hiatus, Ingram was only ninth in the points. He had scored a victory, but it was through the fortune of being drawn on pole for the partially-reversed grid in the Donington Park finale. Otherwise, it's been a difficult birth for the new Toyota GB-supported Corolla since making its debut at the start of the campaign.
The Cosworth Electronics-developed BTCC hybrid system made its public debut in the most recent round at Silverstone. It's simple, but could significantly change the series' technical challenges for both the drivers and the teams
The Imps of George Bevan became famous in British Saloon Car Championship competition during the early 1970s. Thanks to the efforts of a small band of enthusiasts, including Bevan's grandson Jonathan, one of the ex-Bill McGovern title winners has recently returned to the race track
A driver with limited funds behind him, it’s been a tough road to the top of the British Touring Car Championship for Jake Hill. Now he’s a title contender, accomplished historic racer and in-demand coach. It’s a great life for this self-confessed motorsport junkie
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
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 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
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
Jordan would need '20 title shot to stay in BTCC after sponsor exit
Butcher credits BTCC racer-turned engineer Bushell for form