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British Touring Car Championships

This is a series of races held each year in the United Kingdom

Cars must comply with the FIA's Super 2000 technical regulations and models used must be available to purchase in manufacturer showrooms across Europe to qualify for the drivers' and manufacturers'/constructors' championship. The BTCC is still the only touring car championship in the world that allows cars powered by petrol, diesel, gas or bio-ethanol to compete.

Tyres are provided by the BTCC's exclusive supplier Dunlop and the number of new slick dry weather tyres is limited (to 16 per event). There is no limit on the use of treaded 'wet weather' tyres. A maximum of four engines are allowed per car during the season.

On the Saturday afternoon before race day, a 30-minute qualifying session is held. The times from this dictate the starting grid order for the first race (of three). When drivers have set equal times, the driver who set it first is prioritised.
The starting grids for the second and third races of the day are decided by the finishing order of the races preceding them. However, for the third race the top finishers are reversed from position six, seven, eight, nine or ten on the grid - the number is drawn after the second race. So for example, if number seven was drawn, the new race order (using original grid positions) would be: 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12...

After each race, weight handicaps are added as follows: 1st - 45kgs; 2nd - 36kgs; 3rd - 27kgs; 4th - 18kgs; 5th - 9kgs. The ballast determined by race three is added to the top five drivers' cars for the qualifying session and the first race of the next round.

 

Confirmed Fixtures for 2013

Date

Venue

Track Layout

31st March Brands Hatch Track and Info
21st April Donington Track and Info
5th May Thruxton Track and Info
9th June Oulton Park Track and Info
23rd June Croft Track and Info
4th August Snetterton Track and Info
25th August Knockhill Track and Info
15th September Rockingham Track and Info
29th September Silverstone Track and Info
13th October Brands Hatch Track and Info

BTCC RESULTS 2013
Results

 

April 30th 2013

BTCC MAKES HIGH-SPEED VISIT TO HAMPSHIRE

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship visits the fastest circuit in the UK this holiday weekend (4/5 May) when a packed grid takes on the high-speed challenge of the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire. The stars and cars of the BTCC will reach spe
 

April 29th 2013

Reigning WTCC Champion Huff takes consolatory fourth place in Slovakia

Reigning Champion, Rob Huff, took a consolatory fourth place in the second FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) race in Slovakia, following a wretched start to proceedings on Sunday (28 April).
 

April 26th 2013

Huff hopes to ignite WTCC title defence in Slovakia

Reigning World Champion, Rob Huff, heads to Slovakia for the next instalment in the 2013 FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) saga at the ultra-modern Slovakia Ring (27-28 April).
 


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