2000 British Touring Car Championship season

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2000 BTCC season
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The 2000 Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship season was the 43rd British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season and marked the final year for Super Touring specification cars in the championship. The champion was Alain Menu driving a Ford Mondeo, while Alan Morrison won the newly introduced Class B championship in a Peugeot 306 GTi.

Changes for 2000[edit]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Alain Menu won the championship driving a Ford Mondeo
Team Car No. Drivers Class Rounds
Redstone Team Honda Honda Accord 2 United Kingdom David Leslie M 3
4 United Kingdom James Thompson M 1, 4–12
7 Netherlands Peter Kox M 2
18 Italy Gabriele Tarquini M All
77 Denmark Tom Kristensen M All
PRO Motorsport Nissan Primera GT '00 2 United Kingdom David Leslie I 9, 12
45 United Kingdom Colin Blair I 1–7
Ford Team Mondeo Ford Mondeo 3 Sweden Rickard Rydell M All
11 Switzerland Alain Menu M All
12 United Kingdom Anthony Reid M All
Vauxhall Motorsport Vauxhall Vectra 5 United Kingdom Jason Plato M All
6 France Yvan Muller M All
8 Belgium Vincent Radermecker M All
Team Dynamics Max Power Racing Nissan Primera GT '00 9 United Kingdom Matt Neal I 1–11
Nissan Primera GT '98 12
VIP Touring Car Club Peugeot 306 GTi 13 United Kingdom Alan Morrison B All
14 United Kingdom Will Hoy B 6
24 United Kingdom Lee Linford B 9
25 Finland Toni Ruokonen B 10
26 United Kingdom Dan Eaves B 11–12
Gary Ayles Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 16 United Kingdom Tom Ferrier B 10–12
44 United Kingdom Gavin Pyper B 10–11
Bintcliffe Sport Nissan Primera 20 United Kingdom Marc Nordon B 1–3, 5–12
21 United Kingdom Rob Collard B 2–3, 5–12
Barwell Motorsport Honda Integra Type-R 23 United Kingdom Mark Lemmer B 1–11
Honda Accord 12
33 United Kingdom James Kaye B All
Arnold James Sport Honda Integra Type-R 48 United Kingdom Nick James B 6–12
RJN Motorsport Nissan Primera 50 United Kingdom Andy Middlehurst B 11
51 United Kingdom Bryce Wilson B 12
David Pitcher Honda Integra Type-R 69 United Kingdom David Pitcher B 1
GR Motorsport Ford Focus 71 United Kingdom Simon Harrison B 11
81 United Kingdom Gareth Howell B 11
Geoff Kimber-Smith Toyota Carina E 74 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith B 12
Icon Class
M Manufacturer
I Independent
B Class B

Calendar[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Class B
1 R1 Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent 9 April Switzerland Alain Menu United Kingdom Jason Plato Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo United Kingdom Alan Morrison
R2 Switzerland Alain Menu United Kingdom Anthony Reid United Kingdom Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom James Kaye
2 R3 Donington Park (National), Leicestershire 24 April Sweden Rickard Rydell Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo United Kingdom Alan Morrison
R4 Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo United Kingdom James Kaye
3 R5 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 1 May France Yvan Muller United Kingdom Jason Plato France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Alan Morrison
R6 United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Alan Morrison
4 R7 Knockhill Circuit, Fife 14 May Switzerland Alain Menu United Kingdom James Thompson Sweden Rickard Rydell Ford Team Mondeo United Kingdom Mark Lemmer
R8 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Denmark Tom Kristensen Italy Gabriele Tarquini Redstone Team Honda United Kingdom Alan Morrison
5 R9 Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire 29 May Switzerland Alain Menu United Kingdom Jason Plato Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo United Kingdom James Kaye
R10 Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Redstone Team Honda United Kingdom James Kaye
6 R11 Silverstone Circuit (International), Northamptonshire 11 June Sweden Rickard Rydell France Yvan Muller United Kingdom James Thompson Redstone Team Honda United Kingdom Alan Morrison
R12 Sweden Rickard Rydell France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Alan Morrison
7 R13 Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 25 June Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Ford Team Mondeo United Kingdom Alan Morrison
R14 Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Ford Team Mondeo United Kingdom James Kaye
8 R15 Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk FullMoon2010.jpg 8 July United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Alan Morrison
R16 Sweden Rickard Rydell United Kingdom Jason Plato Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo United Kingdom Rob Collard
9 R17 Donington Park (Grand Prix), Leicestershire 30 July Italy Gabriele Tarquini United Kingdom Anthony Reid United Kingdom Anthony Reid Ford Team Mondeo United Kingdom Alan Morrison
R18 Italy Gabriele Tarquini United Kingdom Anthony Reid Italy Gabriele Tarquini Redstone Team Honda United Kingdom James Kaye
10 R19 Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 28 August Sweden Rickard Rydell United Kingdom Matt Neal United Kingdom Matt Neal Team Dynamics Racing United Kingdom Alan Morrison
R20 Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo United Kingdom James Kaye
11 R21 Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire 10 September United Kingdom Anthony Reid Italy Gabriele Tarquini United Kingdom Anthony Reid Ford Team Mondeo United Kingdom Alan Morrison
R22 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Gabriele Tarquini Redstone Team Honda United Kingdom James Kaye
12 R23 Silverstone Circuit (International), Northamptonshire FullMoon2010.jpg 16 September Sweden Rickard Rydell Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Redstone Team Honda United Kingdom Alan Morrison
R24 Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Redstone Team Honda United Kingdom Dan Eaves

Championship results tables[edit]

Points system
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th  Pole Position Fastest Lap Lead a lap
in feature race
15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 1
  • No driver may collect more than one "Lead a Lap" point per race no matter how many laps they lead.
  • Drivers' top 20 results count towards the championship.
Pos. Driver BHGP DON THR KNO OUL SIL CRO SNE DON BHI OUL SIL Pts
Touring Class
1 Switzerland Alain Menu 1 7* 1 1* 8 3 2 Ret 1 6 Ret 3 5 2 Ret 1* 8 9 4 1* 5 6 Ret 3* 195
2 United Kingdom Anthony Reid 5 2* 3 4 2 4 3 3 5 3 2 Ret 2 DSQ 4 6 1 3* 8 4 1 2* 7 Ret* 193
3 Sweden Rickard Rydell 3 4* 2 3* 4 Ret 1 2 Ret Ret 8 DSQ 1 1* 3 5 Ret 6 3 2 Ret 8 2 DNS 178
4 France Yvan Muller 2 3 Ret 5 1 1* 7 4 Ret 5 7 1* 8 5 Ret 4 4 4 5 6 3 3 8 5 168
5 United Kingdom Jason Plato 4 1* 6 7 3 2* 8 8 7 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret‡ 1 2 5 7 7 3* 9 4 Ret 2 160
6 Italy Gabriele Tarquini 9 6* 4 2* Ret 5 Ret 1* 9 8 5 2 6 Ret‡ 6 7 6 1* 9 10 2 1* Ret 6 149
7 Denmark Tom Kristensen 7 Ret 5 6 9 Ret 5 Ret 3 1* 3 6* 4 9 2 Ret 10 Ret 2 8 8 Ret 1 1* 143
8 United Kingdom Matt Neal 10 Ret 8 8 7 Ret 4 5 6 9 4 Ret 3 3 5 8* 2 2 1 9 7 7* 5 7 129
9 United Kingdom James Thompson 6 Ret 6 DSQ 4 4 1 4 7 4 Ret 3* 3 5* 6 5* 4 5 3 8* 129
10 Belgium Vincent Radermecker 8 5 7 Ret 5 Ret* 9 6 2 7 6 Ret 9 Ret‡ Ret DNS 9 8 10 7 6 Ret 4 4 81
11 United Kingdom Colin Blair 11 8 9 10 10 6 10 7 8 Ret 9 10 26
12 United Kingdom David Leslie 6 Ret 7 10 6 Ret 15
13 Netherlands Peter Kox Ret 9 2
Independent's Championship
1 United Kingdom Matt Neal 10 Ret 8 8 7 Ret 4 5 6 9 4 Ret 3 3 5 8 2 2 1 9 7 7 5 7 348
2 United Kingdom Colin Blair 11 8 9 10 10 6 10 7 8 Ret 9 10 132
3 United Kingdom David Leslie 7 10 6 Ret 32
Class B
1 United Kingdom Alan Morrison 12 Ret 10 13 11 7 NC 9 Ret Ret 10 7 10 7 7 13 11 12 11 15 10 13 9 Ret 264
2 United Kingdom James Kaye 13 9 11 11 13 Ret 12 11 10 10 11 8 NC 6 8 10 12 11 Ret 11 12 9 10 10 260
3 United Kingdom Mark Lemmer 14 10 12 12 12 DSQ 11 10 11 12 12 9 12 10 9 11 13 13 14 13 15 12 12 Ret 185
4 United Kingdom Rob Collard Ret Ret DNS DNS 12 11 13 Ret 11 8 Ret 9 14 Ret Ret 12 Ret DNS Ret Ret 81
5 United Kingdom Dan Eaves 11 10 11 9 53
6 United Kingdom Nick James 14 11 14 11 11 12 16 Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret 13 Ret 51
7 United Kingdom Marc Nordon Ret DNS Ret DNS DNS DNS 13 Ret DNS DNS 13 Ret‡ 10 Ret Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 30
8 United Kingdom Tom Ferrier 13 14 Ret Ret Ret DNS 18
9 United Kingdom Gareth Howell 13 11 18
10 Finland Toni Ruokonen 12 Ret 14
11 United Kingdom Geoff Kimber-Smith 14 13 11
12 United Kingdom Bryce Wilson Ret 11 10
13 United Kingdom Andy Middlehurst 14 Ret 6
14 United Kingdom Lee Linford 15 Ret 6
15 United Kingdom Will Hoy Ret Ret 2
16 United Kingdom Gavin Pyper Ret DNS Ret DNS 1
United Kingdom Simon Harrison Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom David Pitcher DNS DNS 0
Pos. Driver BHGP DON THR KNO OUL SIL CRO SNE DON BHI OUL SIL Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Note: bold signifies pole position in class (1 point awarded all races), italics signifies fastest lap in class (1 point awarded all races) and * signifies that driver lead feature race for at least one lap (1 point given).

‡ Retired before second start of race

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Pos Manufacturer BHGP DON THR KNO OUL SIL CRO SNE DON BHI OUL SIL Pts
1 Ford / Ford Team Mondeo 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 1 3 2 3 1 1 3 1 1 3 3 1 1 2 2 3 515
3 4 2 3 4 4 2 3 5 6 8 Ret 2 2 4 5 8 6 4 2 5 6 7 Ret
2 Honda / Redstone Team Honda 6 6 4 2 6 5 5 1 3 1 1 2 4 4 2 3 3 1 2 5 2 1 1 1 411
7 Ret 5 6 9 Ret 6 Ret 4 4 3 4 6 9 6 7 6 5 6 8 4 5 3 6
3 Vauxhall / Vauxhall Motorsport 2 1 6 5 1 1 7 4 2 2 6 1 8 5 1 2 4 4 5 3 3 3 4 2 399
4 3 7 7 3 2 8 6 7 5 7 5 9 Ret‡ Ret 4 5 7 7 6 6 4 8 4
Pos Manufacturer BHGP DON THR KNO OUL SIL CRO SNE DON BHI OUL SIL Pts

Touring Teams Championship[edit]

Pos Team BHGP DON THR KNO OUL SIL CRO SNE DON BHI OUL SIL Pts
1 Ford Team Mondeo 2 1 3 2 3 3 1 1 3 1 2 3 205
4 3 4 3 6 Ret 2 5 6 2 6 Ret
2 Vauxhall Motorsport 1 5 1 4 2 1 5 2 4 3 3 2 196
3 7 2 6 5 5 Ret‡ 4 7 6 4 4
3 Redstone Team Honda 6 2 5 1 1 2 4 3 1 5 1 1 176
Ret 6 Ret Ret 4 4 9 7 5 8 5 6
4 Team Dynamics Max Power Racing Ret 8 Ret 5 9 Ret 3 8 2 9 7 7 47
5 PRO Motorsport 8 10 6 7 Ret 10 10 Ret 19
Pos Team BHGP DON THR KNO OUL SIL CRO SNE DON BHI OUL SIL Pts

‡ Retired before second start of race

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