Chris Hodgetts

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Chris Hodgetts (born 6 December 1950 in Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire) is a British former racing driver.

Chris Hodgetts 1985 BTCC Ford Escort. At 2008 BTCC 50th anniversary

Hodgetts debuted in the British Touring Car Championship in 1980. His first overall podium place came in 1981 when he came second. He was consistent in the top five after that. He came fourth in 1983, fifth in 1984, second in 1985, before winning the series in 1986 and 1987. His last race in the BTCC was in 1990. During the 1980 season Chris Hodgetts was driving for Brooklyns and in an iconic red RS500. Besides racing in touring cars, Hodgetts also found success in sports car racing. He shared the BRDC C2 Championship with Tim Harvey in 1989 before retiring and won the TVR Tuscan Challenge in 1990. He also drove in the World Sportscar Championship on occasion and had seven starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, representing team such as Mazdaspeed, Courage Compétition and Spice Engineering. In 1995 he won the GT2 title in the British GT Championship, driving a Marcos LM600. He retired after 1998, when he drove a Lola in the ISRS.

Hodgetts now works for Racing Team & Drivers as a driver instructor. His son Stefan raced in the BTCC in 2004.

Racing record[edit]

Complete British Saloon / Touring Car Championship results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position – 1980–1990 in class) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap – 1 point awarded ?–1989 in class)

Year Team Car Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 DC Pts Class
1980 Hughes of Beaconsfield Toyota Celica GT B MAL
3†
OUL
1†
THR
?
SIL
9
SIL
7
BRH
DSQ
MAL BRH THR
Ret
SIL
?
6th 45 1st
1981 Hughes of Beaconsfield Toyota Celica GT B MAL
Ret†
SIL
Ret
OUL
1†
THR
11
BRH
8†
SIL
12
SIL
?
DON
1†
BRH
8
THR
?
SIL
7
2nd 74 1st
1982 Chris Hodgetts Toyota Corolla GT C SIL MAL OUL THR THR SIL DON
Ret
BRH
Ret
DON BRH SIL NC 0 NC
1983 Brooklyn Motorsport Ford Escort RS1600i C SIL
13
OUL
14
THR
13
BRH
Ret
THR
12
SIL
7
DON
Ret
SIL
13
DON
9
BRH
11
SIL
10
3rd 43 2nd
1984 Brooklyn Motorsport Ford Escort RS1600i C DON
10
SIL
11
OUL
11
THR
Ret
THR
Ret
SIL
?
SNE
13
BRH
11
BRH
Ret
DON
16
SIL
Ret
5th 45 2nd
1985 Brooklyn Motorsport/ECS Ford Escort RS1600i C SIL
10
OUL
9
THR
9
DON
10
THR
7
SIL
13
DON
14
SIL
13
SNE
10
BRH
13
BRH
10
SIL
DNS
2nd 77 1st
1986 Team Toyota GB/Duckhams Toyota Corolla GT C SIL
9
THR
4
SIL
7
DON
4
BRH
12
SNE
7
BRH
5
DON
7
SIL
8
1st 85 1st
1987 Chris Hodgetts Motor Sport Toyota Corolla D SIL
8
OUL
8
THR
5
THR
11
SIL
9
SIL
12
BRH
7
SNE
7
DON
9
OUL
3/5‡
DON
8
SIL 1st 84 1st
1988 MIL Motorsport Toyota Supra Turbo A SIL
8
OUL
Ret
THR DON
Ret
THR
12
SIL
Ret
SIL BRH 33rd 7 13th
Brooklyn Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 BRH
7
BIR
C
DON
3
SIL
Ret
Demon Tweeks BMW M3 B SNE
Ret
NC 0 NC
1989 Brooklyn Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 A OUL
8
SIL
6
THR
Ret
DON
DNQ
THR
Ret
SIL
7
SIL
8
BRH SNE BRH BIR
4
DON
11
SIL
5
40th 6 14th
1990 Vauxhall Motorsport Vauxhall Cavalier B OUL DON
Ret‡
THR SIL OUL
15
SIL
12
BRH
Ret
SNE
11
BRH BIR
8
DON 16th 46 9th
Hawaiian Tropic Ford Sierra Sapphire THR
7
SIL
13

‡ - Endurance driver

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Andy Rouse
British Touring Car Champion
1986-1987
Succeeded by
Frank Sytner