2007 British Touring Car Championship season

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2007 BTCC season
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Championship rivals Jason Plato and Fabrizio Giovanardi collide at Snetterton.

The 2007 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season was the 50th British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season. It was won by Fabrizio Giovanardi with 10 race wins and 17 podiums. Going into the final race, Fabrizio Giovanardi was one point behind Jason Plato but a second place for Giovanardi and a fourth place for Plato resulted in Giovanardi taking the championship by 3 points. The Teams' championship was won by SEAT Sport UK, the Manufacturers' championship was won by Vauxhall, the Independents' Trophy was won by Colin Turkington and the Independent Teams' championship was won by Team RAC.

Changes for 2007[edit]

Teams and drivers[edit]

After two unhappy seasons with the Astra Sport Hatch, the Triple 8-run works Vauxhall team switched two an all-new chassis based on the Vectra built to the now-prevalent Super 2000 rules, retaining Italian veteran Fabrizio Giovanardi and young Englishman Tom Chilton as they sought to reassert their supremacy from the first half of the decade.

Reigning Manufacturers champions SEAT were again their only works opposition. Jason Plato remained on board as team leader and GT racer Darren Turner, who had shared the second Leon with James Thompson during 2006, stepped into the second seat full-time. With their Manufacturers title fight going down to the final rounds at Thruxton, both Vauxhall and SEAT added third cars to their line-ups for the closing meeting. Double champion Alain Menu, who had been racing for Vauxhall's sister marque Chevrolet in the World Touring Car Championship, returned to the British series for the first time since 2000 to drive the Vectra, while Dutchman Tom Coronel, fresh from claiming the WTCC Independents title at the wheel of a Leon, bolstered the SEAT charge.

After winning the Teams, Drivers and Independents titles for two straight years with their Integra, Team Dynamics (again under the Team Halfords banner) switched to another self-developed Honda chassis, this time built to Super 2000 specifications and based on the Civic. Reigning double champion Matt Neal stayed with his family team, with Gordon Shedden partnering him for a second year. The Dynamics cars were no longer eligible for Independents points due to their dominance of that championship in the previous two years.

Also changing machinery were West Surrey Racing (once again entered as Team RAC), who traded their venerable MGs for a pair of Super 2000-spec BMW 320si's acquired from BMW's works WTCC squads. Long-time collaborator Colin Turkington again headed the line-up, joined by reigning Renault Clio Cup champion Tom Onslow-Cole. Also running a 320si was former Production class race winner and reigning SEAT Cupra Cup champion Mat Jackson, making his debut in the top class of the BTCC with his family Jacksons M.Sport team.

Team Eurotech continued to run their ex-Dynamics Integra for team boss Mike Jordan for a second season, while Motorbase Performance abandoned their Integra and expanded to two ex-works Super 2000 SEAT Toledos, having run one in the closing rounds of 2006. Gareth Howell, who had raced a third Dynamics Integra in the latter stages of both 2005 and 2006, joined the team alongside former Clio Cup and British GT race-winner Matt Allison. Howell ran out of budget mid-season and was replaced first by Tom Ferrier, who had driven the car in 2006, and for the final round by ex-Vauxhall works driver Paul O'Neill.

WTCC Independent squad GR Asia also ran a Toledo for their expansion into the British championship, missing two rounds when their WTCC commitments left them unable to attend. The car was piloted by Adam Jones who had an impressive debut season in the BTCC aboard Xero Competition's Lexus the previous year. The team then added a Leon to their stable for the final three meetings. Former works Vauxhall driver Gavin Smith was behind the wheel for the first two, being replaced in the final round by the returning Rob Collard, who had abandoned his planned switch to the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain earlier in the season after a handful of races.

Quest Racing returned to the championship for a full campaign having joined the field in the second half of 2006, again fielding Irish youngster Eoin Murray in an ex-WTCC Alfa Romeo 156. The 156 was also the vehicle of choice for the brand-new A-Tech squad, with veteran David Pinkney joining the team from Motorbase alongside Richard Marsh, who had appeared in a Peugeot 307 for Team Griffin Racing the previous year.

Other returning independents included Kartworld Racing, who expanded a second ex-WSR MG ZS, with Fiona Leggate joining the team to partner team boss Jason Hughes after two years in a bio-ethanol powered Vauxhall Astra Coupe with Tech-Speed Motorsport, and BTC Racing, who took in a full season with their Lexus IS200s after debuting in the final two rounds of 2006. Chris Stockton remained from the previous year, and was joined by Nick Leason, who initially planned to run an Astra Coupe for Daniels Motorsport as he had done in the latter stages of 2006. Leason left the team after the first three meetings with the team cutting down to one car for Stockton.

Tech-Speed swapped the Astra Coupe for a newer Sport Hatch driven by former Turkish touring car champion Erkut Kizilirmak, who had trialed the car through two appearances for the works Vauxhall squad the previous year, while the list of returnees was completed by Geoff Steel Racing, who again ran Martyn Bell in their older-spec BMW 320i. A 320i was also purchased by former Dutch Supercar Challenge racer Jim Pocklington to race with his own J Team Motorsport squad in the first half of the year.

John George returned to the series for the first time since 2004 in an ex-Dynamics Integra run by former Production class entrant TH Motorsport, with club saloon driver Simon Blanckley also plumping for an Integra in his debut season in the category, running for his own Sibsport team with support from touring car preparation expert Graham Hathaway. Another Integra was entered for the final two rounds by Robertshaw Racing for Alan Taylor, with both team and driver stepping up from the Clio Cup.

The most ambitious of the year's new entries came from the tiny Team AFM Racing outfit, who fielded a self-built BMW 120d, the championship's first ever diesel-powered car, for team boss and long-time production BMW racer Rick Kerry.

Other changes[edit]

  • In October 2005 Alan Gow announced that the 2007 championship will be contested by cars complying with the FIA's Super 2000 specification regulations.
  • Cars built and raced to BTC-specification were still permitted to compete, although were ineligible for outright championship honours.
  • The series had live coverage on ITV's digital channels for the first half of the season, returning to ITV1 for the final five race weekends. Full day's coverage (including support races) moved from MotorsTV to Setanta Sports.[1]

Entry list[edit]

The official entry list was published on 13 March 2007 following Media Day at Rockingham[2][3]

Team Car Car Spec. No. Driver Cl. Rounds
Team Halfords Honda Civic S2000 1 United Kingdom Matt Neal * All
52 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden * All
Team RAC BMW 320si S2000 3 United Kingdom Colin Turkington I All
33 United Kingdom Tom Onslow-Cole I All
VX Racing Vauxhall Vectra S2000 5 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi M All
7 United Kingdom Tom Chilton M All
88 Switzerland Alain Menu M 10
GR Asia SEAT León S2000 8 Republic of Ireland Gavin Smith I 8–9
18 United Kingdom Rob Collard I 10
Team Air Cool SEAT Toledo Cupra 21 United Kingdom Adam Jones I 1–2, 5–6, 8–10
SEAT Sport UK SEAT León S2000 11 United Kingdom Jason Plato M All
12 United Kingdom Darren Turner M All
22 Netherlands Tom Coronel M 10
Quest Racing Alfa Romeo 156 S2000 14 Republic of Ireland Eoin Murray I 1–4, 6–8, 10
Team allaboutproperty.com BMW 320i S2000 15 United Kingdom Martyn Bell I All
AFM Racing BMW 120d S2000 17 United Kingdom Rick Kerry I 1–3, 5, 7–8, 10
BTC Racing Lexus IS200 S2000 19 United Kingdom Nick Leason I 1–3
43 United Kingdom Chris Stockton I All
Motorbase Performance SEAT Toledo Cupra S2000 23 United Kingdom Matt Allison I 1–8, 10
24 United Kingdom Tom Ferrier I 6–8
25 United Kingdom Gareth Howell I 1–5
29 United Kingdom Paul O'Neill I 10
Kartworld Racing MG ZS BTC-T 28 United Kingdom Jason Hughes I All
82 United Kingdom Fiona Leggate I All
Robertshaw Racing Honda Integra Type-R BTC-T 32 United Kingdom Alan Taylor I 9–10
J-Team Motorsport with Tech Tuning BMW 320i S2000 45 United Kingdom Jim Pocklington I 1–2, 4–5
Jacksons M.Sport BMW 320si S2000 48 United Kingdom Mat Jackson I All
TH Motorsport with JAG Racing Honda Integra Type-R BTC-T 55 United Kingdom John George I All
A-Tech Alfa Romeo 156 S2000 56 United Kingdom Dave Pinkney I 1–8, 10
59 United Kingdom Richard Marsh I 1–8
Sibsport Honda Integra Type-R BTC-T 69 United Kingdom Simon Blanckley I 1–7
Team Eurotech Racing
with John Guest Speedfit
Honda Integra Type-R BTC-T 77 United Kingdom Mike Jordan I All
Arkas Racing Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch BTC-T 90 Turkey Erkut Kızılırmak I 1–8, 10
Icon Class
M Manufacturer
I Independent
Icon Specification
S2000 Super 2000
BTC-T BTC Touring
  • Team Halfords were neither a works or an independent entry.[4]

Race results[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom. The 2007 season again had ten race weekends with three BTCC rounds at each.[5][6]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Teams
1 R1 Brands Hatch Indy, Kent 1 April United Kingdom Colin Turkington United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato SEAT Sport UK
R2 United Kingdom Darren Turner United Kingdom Jason Plato SEAT Sport UK
R3 United Kingdom Mat Jackson United Kingdom Matt Neal Team Halfords
2 R4 Rockingham Motor Speedway 22 April United Kingdom Darren Turner Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R5 United Kingdom Darren Turner Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R6 United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato SEAT Sport UK
3 R7 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 6 May Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi United Kingdom Tom Chilton Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R8 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R9 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden United Kingdom Jason Plato SEAT Sport UK
4 R10 Croft Circuit, Yorkshire 3 June United Kingdom Gordon Shedden United Kingdom Colin Turkington United Kingdom Colin Turkington Team RAC
R11 United Kingdom Darren Turner United Kingdom Darren Turner SEAT Sport UK
R12 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
5 R13 Oulton Park Island, Cheshire 24 June United Kingdom Colin Turkington United Kingdom Colin Turkington United Kingdom Gordon Shedden Team Halfords
R14 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi

United Kingdom Mike Jordan

United Kingdom Colin Turkington Team RAC
R15 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden United Kingdom Mat Jackson Jacksons M.Sport
6 R16 Donington Park National 15 July United Kingdom Gordon Shedden United Kingdom Matt Neal United Kingdom Gordon Shedden Team Halfords
R17 United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato SEAT Sport UK
R18 United Kingdom Matt Neal United Kingdom Jason Plato SEAT Sport UK
7 R19 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 29 July United Kingdom Colin Turkington United Kingdom Tom Chilton United Kingdom Gordon Shedden Team Halfords
R20 United Kingdom Matt Neal Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R21 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden United Kingdom Tom Onslow-Cole Team RAC
8 R22 Brands Hatch Indy, Kent 19 August United Kingdom Colin Turkington United Kingdom Tom Onslow-Cole Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R23 United Kingdom Colin Turkington Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R24 United Kingdom Mike Jordan United Kingdom Colin Turkington Team RAC
9 R25 Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife 2 September United Kingdom Darren Turner United Kingdom Gordon Shedden United Kingdom Darren Turner SEAT Sport UK
R26 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden United Kingdom Darren Turner SEAT Sport UK
R27 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden United Kingdom Gordon Shedden Team Halfords
10 R28 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 14 October United Kingdom Tom Chilton United Kingdom Tom Chilton Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R29 United Kingdom Matt Neal Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi VX Racing
R30 United Kingdom Mike Jordan United Kingdom Mat Jackson Jacksons M.Sport

Final championship standings[edit]

Points system
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th  Fastest Lap Lead a lap
15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
  • No driver may collect more than one "Lead a Lap" point per race no matter how many laps they lead.
  • Race 1 polesitter receives 1 point.

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver BHI ROC THR CRO OUL DON SNE BHI KNO THR Pts
1 Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi 10 7 2 1* 1* 5 1* 1* 4 6 6 1* 2 2 Ret 8 3 11 5 1* 3 1* 1* 4 6 3 5 1* 1* 2 300
2 United Kingdom Jason Plato 1* 1* 4 3 5 1* 2 6 1* 7 2* 8 7 5 2 5 1* 1* 8 3 4 2 2 5 3 5 3 2 2 4 297
3 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden 8 Ret Ret 4 Ret 6 Ret 8 2 2 Ret* 4 1* Ret 4 1* 2* 5 1* Ret* 5 Ret 3 2 Ret 4 1* 3 Ret 9 200
4 United Kingdom Matt Neal 3 5 1* 5 Ret 7 5 2 5 3 13 6 4 4 Ret 3 4 2 18 2 2 Ret DNS DNS Ret 6 2* 5 3 5 195
5 United Kingdom Colin Turkington 2 2 Ret 7 Ret Ret 4 5* 17 1* Ret* 9 3* 1* Ret 7 9 6* DSQ 9 6 4* 9 1* 2 2 6 6 4 11 184
6 United Kingdom Darren Turner Ret 4 DSQ Ret 6 3 3 Ret 6 4 1* 5 Ret 7 3 12 6 9 6 4 9 3 Ret 15 1* 1* 7 18 11 6 160
7 United Kingdom Mat Jackson DSQ 8 3 10 4 2 Ret Ret DNS 9 4 3 5 6 1* 9 10 4 4 5 7 Ret 4 3 Ret 10 9 7 5 1* 158
8 United Kingdom Mike Jordan 4 Ret 8 6 Ret 8 10 4 3 5 3 10 8 3 9 4 7 3* 7 Ret DNS 13 5 8* 5 8 4* Ret 8 Ret 131
9 United Kingdom Tom Chilton 6 3 7 2 3 4 6 3 8 8 Ret 7 6 9 6 15 12 7 3 8 8 6 Ret 9 Ret 11 Ret Ret* 9 3 130
10 United Kingdom Tom Onslow-Cole 5 15 6 8 2 Ret 8 7 10 Ret 7 2* 9 13 7 10 11 8 2 6 1* 5 Ret 6 DSQ 13 10 10 10 Ret 109
11 United Kingdom Adam Jones 7 6 5 DNS DNS DNS Ret 8 5 2 5 Ret 7 6 Ret 4 7 8 9 12 7 72
12 United Kingdom Matt Allison 12 9 10 11 7 9 7 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 8 6 8 10 12 10 Ret 9 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 29
13 Republic of Ireland Gavin Smith 8 7 7 7 9 11 17
14 United Kingdom Gareth Howell 9 11 9 Ret Ret DNS 11 Ret 7 10 5 Ret 10 Ret DNS 16
15 Switzerland Alain Menu 4 6 12 13
16 United Kingdom Jason Hughes Ret Ret 12 12 9 Ret 12 9 9 Ret 8 11 11 Ret DNS Ret Ret 15 10 11 13 Ret 8 11 Ret 14 12 14 Ret 14 13
17 Netherlands Tom Coronel 8 7 8 10
18 Republic of Ireland Eoin Murray DNS DNS DNS 9 Ret Ret 9 Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 7 10 Ret DNS Ret 12 Ret Ret 9
19 United Kingdom John George 19 16 19 14 10 Ret Ret DNS 12 17 9 Ret 15 11 Ret Ret Ret 19 13 13 17 Ret NC 10 8 12 Ret 16 13 13 7
20 United Kingdom David Pinkney 20 Ret 13 13 8 12 15 10 13* Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret DNS 16 16 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS DNS Ret Ret 15 5
21 United Kingdom Martyn Bell 13 13 11 15 12 DNS 13 Ret 15 14 12 Ret 13 14 10 Ret 20 20 15 12 16 Ret Ret 14 9 17 13 Ret 16 Ret 3
22 United Kingdom Tom Ferrier Ret 14 12 9 Ret 12 Ret DNS DNS 2
23 United Kingdom Chris Stockton 11 10 Ret 17 DNS DNS Ret DNS Ret 11 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 13 16 Ret Ret 14 11 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 2
24 Turkey Erkut Kizilirmak 14 12 15 16 DNS 11 17 13 14 13 Ret Ret 14 Ret 11 14 15 13 11 Ret 11 10 10 Ret 15 Ret Ret 2
25 United Kingdom Simon Blanckley 16 14 16 Ret Ret 10 18 11 16 12 Ret DNS 12 Ret DNS Ret 17 Ret 16 14 15 1
26 United Kingdom Alan Taylor 10 16 Ret 17 Ret 17 1
27 United Kingdom Rob Collard 11 Ret 10 1
28 United Kingdom Rick Kerry 17 19 18 NC 11 14 NC 14 Ret 17 16 12 DNS Ret DNS Ret DNS 16 Ret 15 19 0
29 United Kingdom Jim Pocklington 18 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 11 14 18 17 Ret 0
30 United Kingdom Richard Marsh Ret 17 17 Ret DNS DNS 16 Ret Ret 18 Ret DNS Ret DNS Ret 13 18 17 14 Ret DNS 12 11 13 0
31 United Kingdom Fiona Leggate Ret DNS 14 Ret DNS Ret 14 12 Ret 15 Ret 13 16 15 Ret Ret 19 18 17 Ret DNS Ret DNS Ret Ret 15 14 19 DNS 18 0
32 United Kingdom Nick Leason 15 DNS DNS 18 Ret 13 Ret DNS DNS 0
33 United Kingdom Paul O'Neill 13 14 16 0
Pos Driver BHI ROC THR CRO OUL DON SNE BHI KNO THR Pts
  • Note: bold signifies pole position (1 point given in first race only, and race 2 and 3 poles are based on race results), italics signifies fastest lap (1 point given all races) and * signifies at least one lap in the lead (1 point given all races).

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Pos Manufacturer BHI ROC THR CRO OUL DON SNE BHI KNO THR Pts
1 Vauxhall / VX Racing 6 3 2 1 1 4 1 1 4 6 6 1 2 2 6 8 3 7 3 1 3 1 1 4 6 3 5 1 1 2 637
10 7 7 2 3 5 6 3 8 8 Ret 7 6 9 Ret 15 12 11 5 8 8 6 Ret 9 Ret 11 Ret 4 6 12
2 SEAT / SEAT Sport UK 1 1 4 3 5 1 2 6 1 4 1 5 7 5 2 5 1 1 6 3 4 2 2 5 1 1 3 2 2 4 623
Ret 4 DSQ Ret 6 3 3 Ret 6 7 2 8 Ret 7 3 12 6 9 8 4 9 3 Ret 15 3 5 7 8 7 6

Teams Championship[edit]

Pos Team BHI ROC THR CRO OUL DON SNE BHI KNO THR Pts
1 SEAT Sport UK 1 1 4 3 5 1 2 6 1 4 1 5 7 5 2 5 1 1 6 3 4 2 2 5 1 1 3 2 2 4 446
Ret 4 DSQ Ret 6 3 3 Ret 6 7 2 8 Ret 7 3 12 6 9 8 4 9 3 Ret 15 3 5 7 8 7 6
2 VX Racing 6 3 2 1 1 4 1 1 4 6 6 1 2 2 6 8 3 7 3 1 3 1 1 4 6 3 5 1 1 2 421
10 7 7 2 3 5 6 3 8 8 Ret 7 6 9 Ret 15 12 11 5 8 8 6 Ret 9 Ret 11 Ret 4 6 3
3 Team Halfords 3 5 1 4 Ret 6 5 2 2 2 13 4 1 4 4 1 2 2 1 2 2 Ret 3 2 Ret 4 1 3 3 5 345***
8 Ret Ret 5 Ret 7 Ret 8 5 3 Ret 6 4 Ret Ret 3 4 5 18 Ret 5 Ret DNS DNS Ret 6 2 5 Ret 9
4 Team RAC 2 2 6 7 2 Ret 4 5 10 1 7 2 3 1 7 7 9 6 2 6 1 4 9 1 2 2 6 6 4 11 277
5 15 Ret 8 Ret Ret 8 7 17 Ret Ret 9 9 13 Ret 10 11 8 DSQ 9 6 5 Ret 6 DSQ 13 10 10 10 Ret
5 Jacksons Msport DSQ 8 3 10 4 2 Ret Ret DNS 9 4 3 5 6 1 9 10 4 4 5 7 Ret 4 3 Ret 10 9 7 5 1 155
6 Team Eurotech Racing 4 Ret 8 6 Ret 8 10 4 3 5 3 10 8 3 9 4 7 3 7 Ret DNS 13 5 8 5 8 4 Ret 8 Ret 125
7 Team Air Cool 7 6 5 DNS DNS DNS Ret 8 5 2 5 Ret 7 6 Ret 4 7 8 9 12 7 73
8 Motorbase Performance 9 9 9 11 7 9 7 Ret 7 10 5 Ret 10 10 8 6 8 10 9 10 12 9 Ret 12 13 14 16 47
12 11 10 Ret Ret DNS 11 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret 14 12 12 Ret Ret Ret DNS DNS Ret Ret Ret
9 GR-Asia 8 7 7 7 9 11 11 Ret 10 19
10 Kartworld Racing Ret Ret 12 12 9 Ret 12 9 9 15 8 11 11 15 Ret Ret 19 15 10 11 13 Ret 8 11 Ret 14 12 14 Ret 14 13
Ret DNS 14 Ret DNS Ret 14 12 Ret Ret Ret 13 16 Ret DNS Ret Ret 18 17 Ret DNS Ret DNS Ret Ret 15 14 19 DNS 18
11 TH Motorsport/Racing with JAG 19 16 19 14 10 Ret Ret DNS 12 17 9 Ret 15 11 Ret Ret Ret 19 13 13 17 Ret NC 10 8 12 Ret 16 13 13 7
12 A-Tech 20 16 13 13 8 12 15 10 13 18 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 13 16 14 14 Ret Ret 12 11 13 Ret Ret 15 4
Ret Ret 17 Ret DNS DNS 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS DNS 16 18 17 Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS DNS
13 Team AllaboutProperty.com 13 13 11 15 12 DNS 13 Ret 15 14 12 Ret 13 14 10 Ret 20 20 15 12 16 Ret Ret 14 9 17 13 Ret 16 Ret 3
14 Arkas Racing 14 12 15 16 DNS 11 17 13 14 13 Ret Ret 14 Ret 11 14 15 13 11 Ret 11 10 10 Ret 15 Ret Ret 2
15 Robertshaw Racing 10 16 Ret 17 Ret 17 1
16 Quest Racing DNS DNS DNS 9 Ret Ret 9 Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 7 10 Ret DNS Ret 12 Ret Ret 0*
17 Sibsport 16 14 16 Ret Ret 10 18 11 16 12 Ret DNS 12 Ret DNS Ret 17 Ret 16 14 15 0*
18 J Team Motorsport 18 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 11 14 18 17 Ret 0
19 Team AFM Racing 17 19 18 NC 11 14 NC 14 Ret 17 16 12 DNS Ret DNS Ret DNS 16 Ret 15 19 0
20 BTC Racing 11 10 Ret 17 Ret 13 Ret DNS Ret 11 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 13 16 Ret Ret 14 11 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 0*
15 DNS DNS 18 DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS
Pos Team BHI ROC THR CRO OUL DON SNE BHI KNO THR Pts

Note – * denotes engine change penalty

Independents Trophy[edit]

Pos Driver BHI ROC THR CRO OUL DON SNE BHI KNO THR Pts
1 Northern Ireland Colin Turkington 2 2 Ret 7 Ret Ret 4 5 17 1 Ret 9 3 1 Ret 7 9 6 DSQ 9 6 4 9 1 2 2 6 6 4 11 285
2 United Kingdom Mat Jackson DSQ 8 3 10 4 2 Ret Ret DNS 9 4 3 5 6 1 9 10 4 4 5 7 Ret 4 3 Ret 10 9 7 5 1 270
3 United Kingdom Mike Jordan 4 Ret 8 6 Ret 8 10 4 3 5 3 10 8 3 9 4 7 3 7 Ret DNS 13 5 8 5 8 4 Ret 8 Ret 260
4 United Kingdom Tom Onslow-Cole 5 15 6 8 2 Ret 8 7 10 Ret 7 2 9 13 7 10 11 8 2 6 1 5 Ret 6 DSQ 13 10 10 10 Ret 226
5 United Kingdom Adam Jones 7 6 5 DNS DNS DNS Ret 8 5 2 5 Ret 7 6 Ret 4 7 8 9 12 7 164
6 United Kingdom Matt Allison 12 9 10 11 7 9 7 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 8 6 8 10 12 10 Ret 9 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 119
7 United Kingdom Jason Hughes Ret Ret 12 12 9 Ret 12 9 9 Ret 8 11 11 Ret DNS Ret Ret 15 10 11 13 Ret 8 11 Ret 14 12 14 Ret 14 94
8 United Kingdom Gareth Howell 9 11 9 Ret Ret DNS 11 Ret 7 10 5 Ret 10 Ret DNS 58
9 Turkey Erkut Kizilirmak 14 12 15 16 DNS 11 17 13 14 13 Ret Ret 14 Ret 11 14 15 13 11 Ret 11 10 10 Ret 15 Ret Ret 58
10 United Kingdom John George 19 16 19 14 10 Ret Ret DNS 12 17 9 Ret 15 11 Ret Ret Ret 19 13 13 17 Ret NC 10 8 12 Ret 16 13 13 56
11 United Kingdom Martyn Bell 13 13 11 15 12 DNS 13 Ret 15 14 12 Ret 13 14 10 Ret 20 20 15 12 16 Ret Ret 14 9 17 13 Ret 16 Ret 55
12 Republic of Ireland Gavin Smith 8 7 7 7 9 11 45
13 Republic of Ireland Eoin Murray DNS DNS DNS 9 Ret Ret 9 Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 7 10 Ret DNS Ret 12 Ret Ret 43
14 United Kingdom David Pinkney 20 Ret 13 13 8 12 15 10 13 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret DNS 16 16 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS DNS Ret Ret 15 43
15 United Kingdom Chris Stockton 11 10 Ret 17 DNS DNS Ret DNS Ret 11 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 13 16 Ret Ret 14 11 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 37
16 United Kingdom Simon Blanckley 16 14 16 Ret Ret 10 18 11 16 12 Ret DNS 12 Ret DNS Ret 17 Ret 16 14 15 29
17 United Kingdom Tom Ferrier Ret 14 12 9 Ret 12 Ret DNS DNS 21
18 United Kingdom Fiona Leggate Ret DNS 14 Ret DNS Ret 14 12 Ret 15 Ret 13 16 15 Ret Ret 19 18 17 Ret DNS Ret DNS Ret Ret 15 14 19 DNS 18 19
19 United Kingdom Rob Collard 11 Ret 10 16
20 United Kingdom Rick Kerry 17 19 18 NC 11 14 NC 14 Ret 17 16 12 DNS Ret DNS Ret DNS 16 Ret 15 19 14
21 United Kingdom Richard Marsh Ret 17 17 Ret DNS DNS 16 Ret Ret 18 Ret DNS Ret DNS Ret 13 18 17 14 Ret DNS 12 11 13 13
22 United Kingdom Paul O'Neill 13 14 16 10
23 United Kingdom Jim Pocklington 18 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 11 14 18 17 Ret 7
24 United Kingdom Alan Taylor 10 16 Ret 17 Ret 17 7
25 United Kingdom Nick Leason 15 DNS DNS 18 Ret 13 Ret DNS DNS 5
Pos Driver BHI ROC THR CRO OUL DON SNE BHI KNO THR Pts

Independent Teams Championship[edit]

Pos Team BHI ROC THR CRO OUL DON SNE BHI KNO THR Pts
1 Team RAC 2 2 6 7 2 Ret 4 5 10 1 7 2 3 1 7 7 9 6 2 6 1 4 9 1 2 2 6 6 4 11 363
2 Jackson Msport DSQ 8 3 10 4 2 Ret Ret DNS 9 4 3 5 6 1 9 10 4 4 5 7 Ret 4 3 Ret 10 9 7 5 1 274
3 Team Eurotech Racing 4 Ret 8 6 Ret 8 10 4 3 5 3 10 8 3 9 4 7 3 7 Ret DNS 13 5 8 5 8 4 Ret 8 Ret 267
4 Motorbase Performance 9 9 9 11 7 9 7 Ret 7 10 5 Ret 10 10 8 6 8 10 9 10 12 9 Ret 12 13 14 16 186
5 Team Air Cool 7 6 5 DNS DNS DNS Ret 8 5 2 5 Ret 7 6 Ret 4 7 8 9 12 7 170
6 Kartworld Racing Ret Ret 12 12 9 Ret 12 9 9 15 8 11 11 15 Ret Ret 19 15 10 11 13 Ret 8 11 Ret 14 12 14 Ret 14 116
7 Arkas Racing 14 12 15 16 DNS 11 17 13 14 13 Ret Ret 14 Ret 11 14 15 13 11 Ret 11 10 10 Ret 15 Ret Ret 80
8 Team AllaboutProperty.com 13 13 11 15 12 DNS 13 Ret 15 14 12 Ret 13 14 10 Ret 20 20 15 12 16 Ret Ret 14 9 17 14 Ret 16 Ret 74
9 A-Tech 20 17 13 13 8 12 15 10 13 18 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 13 16 14 14 Ret Ret 12 11 13 Ret Ret 15 73
10 TH Motorsport/Racing with JAG 19 16 19 14 10 Ret Ret DNS 12 17 9 Ret 15 11 Ret Ret Ret 19 13 13 17 Ret NC 10 8 12 Ret 16 13 13 68
11 GR-Asia 8 7 7 7 9 11 11 Ret 10 68
12 Quest Racing DNS DNS DNS 9 Ret Ret 9 Ret DNS Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 7 10 Ret DNS Ret 12 Ret Ret 41*
13 BTC Racing 11 10 Ret 17 Ret 13 Ret DNS Ret 11 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 13 16 Ret Ret 14 11 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 37*
14 Sibsport 16 14 16 Ret Ret 10 18 11 16 12 Ret DNS 12 Ret DNS Ret 17 Ret 16 14 15 34*
15 Team AFM Racing 17 19 18 NC 11 14 NC 14 Ret 17 16 12 DNS Ret DNS Ret DNS 16 Ret 15 19 24
16 J Team Motorsport 18 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 11 14 18 17 Ret 10
17 Robertshaw Racing 10 16 Ret 17 Ret 17 10
Pos Team BHI ROC THR CRO OUL DON SNE BHI KNO THR Pts

Note – * denotes engine change penalty

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITV1 continues live coverage of BTCC
  2. ^ http://btcc.net/html/generalnews_detail.php?id=429&month=3&year=2007&form=browse&searchterm= Article regarding the release of the official entry list
  3. ^ http://www.btccpages.com/entry-list/2007/ Entry List
  4. ^ Team Halfords and its drivers are registered for neither the Independents' Cup nor the Manufacturers' Championship
  5. ^ http://btcc.net/html/raceresults.php?season_id=50 Race Results
  6. ^ http://www.btcc-racing.com/results/2007/default.asp Race Results