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 Scotland David Leslie M 3
4 England 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 Scotland David Leslie I 9, 12
45 Scotland Colin Blair I 1–7
Ford Team Mondeo Ford Mondeo 3 Sweden Rickard Rydell M All
11 Switzerland Alain Menu M All
12 Scotland Anthony Reid M All
Vauxhall Motorsport Vauxhall Vectra 5 England 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 England Matt Neal I 1–11
Nissan Primera GT '98 12
VIP Touring Car Club Peugeot 306 GTi 13 Northern Ireland Alan Morrison B All
14 England Will Hoy B 6
24 England Lee Linford B 9
25 Finland Toni Ruokonen B 10
26 England Dan Eaves B 11–12
Gary Ayles Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 16 England Tom Ferrier B 10–12
44 Scotland Gavin Pyper B 10–11
Bintcliffe Sport Nissan Primera 20 England Marc Nordon B 1–3, 5–12
21 England Rob Collard B 2–3, 5–12
Barwell Motorsport Honda Integra Type-R 23 England Mark Lemmer B 1–11
Honda Accord 12
33 England James Kaye B All
Arnold James Sport Honda Integra Type-R 48 England Nick James B 6–12
RJN Motorsport Nissan Primera 50 England Andy Middlehurst B 11
51 Scotland Bryce Wilson B 12
David Pitcher Honda Integra Type-R 69 England David Pitcher B 1
GR Motorsport Ford Focus 71 England Simon Harrison B 11
81 Wales Gareth Howell B 11
Geoff Kimber-Smith Toyota Carina E 74 England Geoff Kimber-Smith B 12
Icon Class
M Manufacturer
I Independent
B Class B

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Class B
1 R1 England Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent 9 April Switzerland Alain Menu England Jason Plato Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
R2 Switzerland Alain Menu Scotland Anthony Reid England Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport England James Kaye
2 R3 England Donington Park (National), Leicestershire 24 April Sweden Rickard Rydell Switzerland Alain Menu Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
R4 Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo England James Kaye
3 R5 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 1 May France Yvan Muller England Jason Plato France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
R6 England Jason Plato England Jason Plato France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
4 R7 Scotland Knockhill Circuit, Fife 14 May Switzerland Alain Menu England James Thompson Sweden Rickard Rydell Ford Team Mondeo England Mark Lemmer
R8 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Denmark Tom Kristensen Italy Gabriele Tarquini Redstone Team Honda Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
5 R9 England Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire 29 May Switzerland Alain Menu England Jason Plato Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo England James Kaye
R10 Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Redstone Team Honda England James Kaye
6 R11 England Silverstone Circuit (International), Northamptonshire 11 June Sweden Rickard Rydell France Yvan Muller England James Thompson Redstone Team Honda Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
R12 Sweden Rickard Rydell France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
7 R13 England Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 25 June Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Ford Team Mondeo Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
R14 Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Sweden Rickard Rydell Ford Team Mondeo England James Kaye
8 R15 England Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk FullMoon2010.jpg 8 July England Jason Plato England Jason Plato England Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
R16 Sweden Rickard Rydell England Jason Plato Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo England Rob Collard
9 R17 England Donington Park (Grand Prix), Leicestershire 30 July Italy Gabriele Tarquini Scotland Anthony Reid Scotland Anthony Reid Ford Team Mondeo Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
R18 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Scotland Anthony Reid Italy Gabriele Tarquini Redstone Team Honda England James Kaye
10 R19 England Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 28 August Sweden Rickard Rydell England Matt Neal England Matt Neal Team Dynamics Racing Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
R20 Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Switzerland Alain Menu Ford Team Mondeo England James Kaye
11 R21 England Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire 10 September Scotland Anthony Reid Italy Gabriele Tarquini Scotland Anthony Reid Ford Team Mondeo Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
R22 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Gabriele Tarquini Redstone Team Honda England James Kaye
12 R23 England Silverstone Circuit (International), Northamptonshire FullMoon2010.jpg 16 September Sweden Rickard Rydell Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Redstone Team Honda Northern Ireland Alan Morrison
R24 Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Denmark Tom Kristensen Redstone Team Honda England 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 England DON England THR England KNO Scotland OUL England SIL England CRO England SNE England DON England BHI England OUL England SIL England 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 Scotland 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 England 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 England 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 England 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 Scotland Colin Blair 11 8 9 10 10 6 10 7 8 Ret 9 10 26
12 Scotland David Leslie 6 Ret 7 10 6 Ret 15
13 Netherlands Peter Kox Ret 9 2
Independent's Championship
1 England 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 Scotland Colin Blair 11 8 9 10 10 6 10 7 8 Ret 9 10 132
3 Scotland David Leslie 7 10 6 Ret 32
Class B
1 Northern Ireland 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 England 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 England 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 England Rob Collard Ret Ret DNS DNS 12 11 13 Ret 11 8 Ret 9 14 Ret Ret 12 Ret DNS Ret Ret 81
5 England Dan Eaves 11 10 11 9 53
6 England Nick James 14 11 14 11 11 12 16 Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret 13 Ret 51
7 England 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 England Tom Ferrier 13 14 Ret Ret Ret DNS 18
9 Wales Gareth Howell 13 11 18
10 Finland Toni Ruokonen 12 Ret 14
11 England Geoff Kimber-Smith 14 13 11
12 Scotland Bryce Wilson Ret 11 10
13 England Andy Middlehurst 14 Ret 6
14 England Lee Linford 15 Ret 6
15 England Will Hoy Ret Ret 2
16 Scotland Gavin Pyper Ret DNS Ret DNS 1
England Simon Harrison Ret Ret 0
England David Pitcher DNS DNS 0
Pos. Driver BHGP England DON England THR England KNO Scotland OUL England SIL England CRO England SNE England DON England BHI England OUL England SIL England Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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 England DON England THR England KNO Scotland OUL England SIL England CRO England SNE England DON England BHI England OUL England SIL England 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 England DON England THR England KNO Scotland OUL England SIL England CRO England SNE England DON England BHI England OUL England SIL England Pts

Touring Teams Championship[edit]

Pos Team BHGP
England
DON
England
THR
England
KNO
Scotland
OUL
England
SIL
England
CRO
England
SNE
England
DON
England
BHI
England
OUL
England
SIL
England
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
England
DON
England
THR
England
KNO
Scotland
OUL
England
SIL
England
CRO
England
SNE
England
DON
England
BHI
England
OUL
England
SIL
England
Pts

‡ Retired before second start of race

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