British Touring Car Championship Race


The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) is one of the best-loved and most anticipated motor racing championships in the world, with races taking place throughout the year across the UK.



The championship has a proud heritage dating all the way back to 1957. Ken Gregory, best known for being the manager of former British Formula One racing driver Stirling Moss, felt that there was a gap for manufacturers to exhibit their new and increasingly popular ranges of passenger cars post-World War 2. Gregory suggested to the British Racing & Sports Car Club, of which he was secretary, that running a championship alongside the club's 500cc Formula 3 could boost the profile of saloon car racing.

The first race with scores counting towards the points table took place on Boxing Day 1957, with the very first BTCC coming to a conclusion in 1958.

Over the years, the rules and regulations of BTCC have shifted and changed, but providing current production cars with a platform to compete has always been the rationale behind the championship.

West Surrey Racing Team.

Beginning in the 1981 British Formula 3 Championship, West Surrey Racing (WSR) has grown to become a legendary UK-based motorsport team. It has contested the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) each year since 1996 and began a highly successful partnership with BMW ten years ago.

This year, WSR campaigns a trip of BMW 125i M Sport race cars for previous BTCC champions and award winners, Colin Turkington, Andrew Jordan and Rob Collard.

WSR has competed in over 500 BTCC races to date, scored over 60 race victories, achieved more than 200 podium finishes, sped to 80 fastest laps and has twice won the Championship with BMWs.

The 2017 British Touring Championship resumed on 2 April at Brands Hatch and will culminate
there on 1 October after ten gruelling rounds at circuits across the UK.

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