2001 British Touring Car Championship

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2001 BTCC season
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The 2001 theAA.com MSA British Touring Car Championship season was the 44th British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season and marked the beginning of a new era of lower-cost rules and regulations for the series.

Changes for 2001[edit]

2001 saw a complete overhaul of the BTCC, aimed at reducing the cost of competition, improving the quality of racing and making the series more appealing to the fans. The running of the championship was taken over by British Motorsport Promoters (BMP), replacing TOCA who had run the series since 1992.[1]

New regulations[edit]

The escalating costs of Supertouring in the late 90's had seen manufacturers withdrawing as they were no longer able to justify spending the vast amounts of money required to stay competitive and in the British championship in particular independent entries had dropped to an all time low. In 1999 TOCA had begun looking at the next generation of touring car with changes that included simplified aerodynamics, less expensive carbon fiber and more common parts.[2] In June 2000 BMP unveiled plans for the new look formula designed to be "both spectacular and cost effective..."[1] this included allowing manufacturers to use 2 or 3 door cars, no complicated aerodynamics and standardized parts such as brakes, wheels, gearbox and differential. It also initially stipulated that only front wheel drive cars would be eligible however this was later changed to allow rear wheel drive cars. [1]

2001 saw the field divided into two classes: BTC-T (Touring class for the new specification cars) and BTC-P (Production for super production based cars, known previously as Class B).

The race format for 2001 was slightly tweaked, there would be three races per weekend - two separate sprint races, one for the BTC-T class and one for the BTC-P class followed by a combined feature race where the BTC-T class would be required to make a 2 tyre stop between 15 and 75% distance as with the previous three seasons. The BTC-P class cars would not be required to stop. In part this format was introduced to allow the BTC-P teams to score and overall victory/podium and not be in the shadow of the BTC-T class.This format was implemented at the opening round however due to the low grid numbers in the BTC-T class (only eight cars completed qualifying) the sprint race was also combined for the remainder of the season. In order for BTC-P teams to still challenge for an overall victory they would have to complete one less lap, BTC-T teams would start first then after a time delay that varied depending on track length the BTC-P teams got the green light. The BTC-T teams would have to catch and effectively un-lap themselves which created a tortoise and hare style race. Across the season the sprint victories were evenly mixed with seven 'outright' victories for the BTC-P class.

However both classes had their own points system so this made no difference in terms of the championship and it was seen as unnecessarily confusing to the casual fan and was ultimately dropped for 2002.

Jason Plato, Vauxhall Astra Coupe during qualifying for round 1 at Brands Hatch

Teams and driver infomation -BTC-Touring[edit]

Steve Soper Peugeot 406 Coupe during qualifying for round 1 at Brands Hatch
ABG Motorsport Lexus at Brands Hatch. The car was unable to start due to a missing part.

The new rules provoked different reactions from the three remaining manufacturers in the BTCC. Ford withdrew completely, Honda took a year out to develop a car to the new rules while Vauxhall immediately set to work on a new car and entered four new-regulation Astra Coupes built and run by Triple 8 Racing. Yvan Muller and Jason Plato remained in first two entries under the Vauxhall Motorsport banner, while James Thompson moved from Honda to partner Phil Bennett, debuting in the BTCC, in Egg Sport-liveried cars. Bennett received a race ban after five seperate incidents at Croft[3] for the sprint race at the following round but wouldn't compete in the feature race either as Vauxhall chose to withdraw him from the weekend. Formula 3 racer Andy Priaulx took over his seat for the two races.

Peugeot re-entered the series with a trio of Vic Lee Racing-prepared 406 Coupes[4] driven by Matt Neal (who left after the first round to compete in the European Touring Car Championship for Team Dynamics), Class B graduate Dan Eaves and touring car veteran Steve Soper. The team re-expanded to three cars for Donington, as superbike racer Aaron Slight made a guest appearance whilst evaluating a full-time switch to four wheels the following year.

David Pinkney Alfa Romeo 147 during qualifying for round1 at Brands Hatch

MG began development of a pair of ZS' built to the new regulations courtesy of West Surrey Racing, these made guest appearances in the hands of ex-Ford and Nissan driver Anthony Reid and former Formula 3 and STW racer Warren Hughes during closing rounds of the season in preparation for a full campaign in 2002.

Two small independent teams filled out the Touring class grid ambitiously entering new cars: JSM fielded a pair of Alfa Romeo 147s in an assault headed by 1992 BTCC champion Tim Harvey in a driver/team manager role. It was planned for Harvey to drive the car when Tom Ferrier was fulfilling other driving commitments in the European Super Production Championship. The second car was driven by David Pinkney until he walked away from the team after the Silverstone rounds in June which would see Harvey take over and drive along side Ferrier. Former independent driver Mark Blair competed in two rounds in place of Ferrier later in the year.

ABG Motorsport entered a Lexus IS200 for Kurt Luby, with plans to expand to a second car[5] for Brazilian GT racer Thomas Erdos later in the year. This did not come off and instead Erdos took Luby's drive mid-season when the Englishman walked away from the team, while the running of the car was taken over by Total Motorsport. Driver-turned-motoring journalist Steve Sutcliffe drove the car as a guest entry in the final round.

Teams and driver information -BTC-Production[edit]

With a low entry in the top class, the grid relied largely on the super production specification base Production class (formerly Class B) to boost grid numbers in this transitional year.

HTML headed the Peugeot entry with Roger Moen and Simon Harrison moving across from the National Saloon Cup, Tech-Speed Motorsport also entered a pair of 306s for MG-F racers Annie Templeton and young gun Paul O'Neill, and teenager Tom Boardman drove a fifth 306 for his family-run team.

Barwell Motorsport fielded a pair of Honda Accords for former works Honda driver 2000 Class B runner up James Kaye and Peter Cate who was replaced by Simon Graves following the first three rounds. Tiff Needell appeared in the second car at Oulton Park in August but was ineligible for points. There were also Accords for Total Control Racing's Jim Edwards Jnr and Synchro Motorsport's Dave Allan. Mark Lemmer raced in place of Allan at Croft and Snetterton.

The Honda contingent was also bolstered by businessman John Batchelor's pair of B&Q-backed Integras, entered for himself (as John B-and-Q) and Nick Beaumont. Joanna Clarke raced in place of Batchelor for three rounds mid season. Nick James also appeared for a handful of rounds in the Integra he raced in the second half of 2000.

The Ford Focus was also competitive in the hands of GR Motorsport, who entered a quartet of cars for youngsters Gareth Howell and Mat Jackson, and veterans Rick Kraemer and Richard Meins. Mein's car was taken over by future champion Gordon Shedden for the Knockhill races.

GA Janspeed entered two Alfa Romeo 156's, campaigned by Gavin Pyper and Colin Blair and Rob Collard returned now driving a self-entered Renault Clio.

Cranfield Automotive fielded a pair of Mitsubishi Carismas for reigning National Saloon champion Toni Ruokonen and Andy Neate with James Levy driving at Oulton Park. They, along with Bintcliffe Sport running a single Nissan Primera for Matt Kelly, abandoned their efforts early in the year. Later in the season the first Proton entered in the BTCC, a Satria run by TH Motorsport for Steve Wood, appeared at Silverstone and Brands Hatch

Other changes[edit]

  • Alan Gow stepped down as the series boss, replaced by Richard West.
  • BF Goodrich replaced Michelin as the control tyre for the series.
  • Honda and Ford left the series, although Peugeot returned as a works entry after withdrawing at the end of the 1998 season.
  • The independents trophy was not implemented during the season.
  • More conventional qualifying sessions returned, replacing the one-lap showdown system of previous years
  • The first race held outside of the United Kingdom took place in June when the championship visited Mondello Park in Ireland.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Works Entries
MG Sport & Racing MG ZS 2 United Kingdom Anthony Reid 11–13
20 United Kingdom Warren Hughes 11–13
Vauxhall Motorsport Vauxhall Astra Coupé 4 France Yvan Muller All
5 United Kingdom Jason Plato All
egg:sport 9 United Kingdom James Thompson All
18 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx 10
27 United Kingdom Phil Bennett 1–9, 11–13
Peugeot Sport UK Peugeot 406 Coupé 8 United Kingdom Matt Neal 1
22 United Kingdom Dan Eaves All
44 United Kingdom Steve Soper All
111 New Zealand Aaron Slight 6
Independent Entries
JS Motorsport Alfa Romeo 147 14 United Kingdom Tom Ferrier 2, 7–9, 12–13
15 United Kingdom Dave Pinkney 1–4
16 United Kingdom Tim Harvey 3–4, 9–13
17 United Kingdom Mark Blair 10–11
ABG Motorsport Lexus IS200 41 United Kingdom Kurt Luby 2–6
42 Brazil Tommy Erdos 7–9
Total Motorsport 10–12
43 United Kingdom Steve Sutcliffe 13
Production Entries
HTML Peugeot 306 GTi 50 Norway Roger Möen All
60 United Kingdom Simon Harrison All
TCR/Interactive Network Solutions Honda Accord 51 United Kingdom Jim Edwards Jr. 1–4, 6–10
GR Motorsport Ford Focus 52 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden 7
94 United Kingdom Gareth Howell All
96 United Kingdom Rick Kraemer 1, 3–13
97 United Kingdom Richard Meins 1–6, 9–11, 13
98 United Kingdom Mat Jackson All
Team B&Q/Talksport Radio Honda Integra Type-R 53 United Kingdom Joanna Clarke 7–9
54 United Kingdom Nick Beaumont 1–4, 6–12
55 United Kingdom John B&Q 1–4, 6, 10, 12–13
Tech-Speed Motorsport Peugeot 306 GTi 58 United Kingdom Paul O'Neill All
59 United Kingdom Annie Templeton All
Collard Racing Renault Clio 172 62 United Kingdom Rob Collard 1–8, 10–11, 13
GA-Janspeed Racing Alfa Romeo 156 64 United Kingdom Gavin Pyper All
65 United Kingdom Colin Blair All
Team Kaliber Sport with Barwell Honda Accord 66 United Kingdom Peter Cate 1–3
88 United Kingdom James Kaye All
89 United Kingdom Tiff Needell 10
99 United Kingdom Simon Graves 4–9, 11–13
Synchro Motorsport Honda Accord 68 United Kingdom Mark Lemmer 8–9
70 United Kingdom Dave Allan 1–4, 6–7, 10–13
Tom Boardman Racing Peugeot 306 GTi 77 United Kingdom Tom Boardman All
Cranfield Automotive Management Mitsubishi Carisma 78 United Kingdom James Levy 3
79 Finland Toni Ruokonen 1–5
80 United Kingdom Andy Neate 1
Bintcliffe Sport Racing Nissan Primera 84 United Kingdom Matt Kelly 1, 4
Arnold James Sport Honda Integra Type-R 85 United Kingdom Nick James 4, 8, 12
TH Motorsport Proton Satria GTi 86 United Kingdom Steve Wood 11, 13

Not eligible for points.

There was no Independent Cup in 2001.

Race calendar and winners[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom (excepting Mondello Park round that held in Ireland).

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Production Class winner
1 R1 Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 16 April France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller
United Kingdom Jason Plato
France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Simon Harrison
R2 France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller United Kingdom James Thompson egg:sport United Kingdom James Kaye
2 R3 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 7 May United Kingdom Jason Plato France Yvan Muller United Kingdom Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Simon Harrison
R4 United Kingdom James Thompson United Kingdom James Thompson France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom James Kaye
3 R5 Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire 20 May France Yvan Muller United Kingdom Jason Plato France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Simon Harrison
R6 France Yvan Muller United Kingdom Jason Plato France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Gavin Pyper
4 R7 Silverstone Circuit (International), Northamptonshire 2 June France Yvan Muller United Kingdom James Thompson United Kingdom Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Simon Harrison
R8 France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller United Kingdom Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport Norway Roger Möen
5 R9 Mondello Park 17 June France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom James Kaye
R10 France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom James Kaye
6 R11 Donington Park (Grand Prix), Leicestershire 1 July United Kingdom James Thompson United Kingdom James Thompson United Kingdom James Thompson egg:sport Norway Roger Möen
R12 United Kingdom James Thompson United Kingdom James Thompson United Kingdom Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Mat Jackson
7 R13 Knockhill Circuit, Fife 22 July United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Simon Graves
R14 United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Gordon Shedden
8 R15 Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk 4 August United Kingdom Jason Plato France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Simon Graves
R16 United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom James Thompson egg:sport United Kingdom Gareth Howell
9 R17 Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 12 August United Kingdom Phil Bennett France Yvan Muller United Kingdom Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport Norway Roger Möen
R18 United Kingdom James Thompson France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport United Kingdom Jim Edwards Jr
10 R19 Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire 26 August United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom Jason Plato France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport Norway Roger Möen
R20 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato Vauxhall Motorsport Norway Roger Möen
11 R21 Silverstone Circuit (International), Northamptonshire 9 September United Kingdom Phil Bennett United Kingdom Phil Bennett United Kingdom Phil Bennett egg:sport Norway Roger Möen
R22 United Kingdom Phil Bennett France Yvan Muller United Kingdom James Thompson egg:sport United Kingdom James Kaye
12 R23 Donington Park (Grand Prix), Leicestershire 23 September United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Phil Bennett egg:sport United Kingdom Simon Graves
R24 United Kingdom Jason Plato France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller Vauxhall Motorsport Norway Roger Möen
13 R25 Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 7 October France Yvan Muller France Yvan Muller United Kingdom Anthony Reid MG Sport & Racing United Kingdom Simon Graves
R26 United Kingdom Warren Hughes United Kingdom Jason Plato United Kingdom Phil Bennett egg:sport United Kingdom Gavin Pyper

† Both classes had their own separate races.

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.
  • Any Production class drivers who lead in their class for at least a lap will get awarded a point.

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Touring Class (BTC-T)[edit]

(key)

Pos. Driver BHI THR OUL SIL MON DON KNO SNE CRO OUL SIL DON BHI Pts
1 United Kingdom Jason Plato (C) 2 2* 1 2* 9 Ret* 3 1* 17 2* 2 1* 2 1* 3 3* 2 2 3 1* 3 3* 5 3 3 2 336
2 France Yvan Muller (RU) 1 Ret* 2 1* 7 1* 4 3* 1 1* 3 3* 4 Ret 2 2* 3 1* 1 Ret 2 2* 6 1* 4 Ret* 318
3 United Kingdom James Thompson 3 1* 3 4 8 2 5 4 3 3 1 2* 7 3 6 1* 5 3* 4 2 4 1 Ret 2 5 Ret 276
4 United Kingdom Phil Bennett 4 3* 4 3* 11 Ret 6 2 15 4 4 Ret 9 2* Ret 6 19 Ret 1 Ret* 4 Ret 6 1* 173
5 United Kingdom Dan Eaves 5 6 16 Ret 18 Ret* 10 Ret 10 Ret 5 4* Ret DNS 21 Ret 13 5 9 3 10 4 Ret 5 8 3* 115
6 United Kingdom Steve Soper 7 4* Ret Ret 16 Ret 11 6 4 Ret 6 5* Ret 4* 20 4 12 Ret Ret Ret* 20 8 20 Ret Ret DNS 93
7 Brazil Thomas Erdos 8 Ret 11 5 8 4 11 6* 14 6 14 4 72
8 United Kingdom Tim Harvey 17 3* DNS Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS Ret Ret 8 5 16 Ret 13 Ret 7 Ret 43
9 United Kingdom Kurt Luby Ret 6 20 5 15 5 8 Ret Ret DNS 33
10 United Kingdom Tom Ferrier Ret DNS Ret DNS Ret DNS 20 Ret 12 Ret* Ret 4 20
11 United Kingdom Andy Priaulx 2 Ret* 15
12 United Kingdom Mark Blair 15 4 15 Ret 15
13 United Kingdom David Pinkney Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret DNS 19 7 14
14 United Kingdom Matt Neal 6 5 11
drivers ineligible for points
 – United Kingdom Anthony Reid 12 7 10 Ret 1 Ret 0
 – United Kingdom Warren Hughes Ret 5* 11 8 Ret Ret* 0
 – New Zealand Aaron Slight 7 Ret* 0
 – United Kingdom Steve Sutcliffe 9 Ret 0
Pos. Driver BHI THR OUL SIL MON DON KNO SNE CRO OUL SIL DON BHI Pts
  • 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 and also in the Production class when a driver leads the class for at least a lap (1 point given in both).
  • Not eligible for points
  • (C) stands for Champion
  • (RU) stands for Runner Up

Production Class (BTC-P)[edit]

Pos. Driver BHI THR OUL SIL MON DON KNO SNE CRO OUL SIL DON BHI Pts
1 United Kingdom Simon Harrison 1 Ret* 5 Ret 1 7 1 10* 9 8 17 Ret 5 7 8 10 18 12 6 8* 6 10 Ret 7* 14 10 227
2 United Kingdom James Kaye Ret 7* 7 5* 2 Ret 9 9* 2 5* 12 Ret 6 6 9 Ret 6 10 13 10 Ret 9* 3 14 10 7 220
3 Norway Roger Möen 2 8* Ret Ret* 3 Ret 2 8* 6 11 8 7* Ret 10 17 14 1 Ret 5 7* 5 Ret 2 6* Ret NC 212
4 United Kingdom Mat Jackson 4 9 10 8 12 Ret 8 Ret 11 7 10 6* Ret Ret 7 9 16 7 10 13 8 Ret Ret 9* Ret 12 151
5 United Kingdom Gareth Howell 3 11 Ret Ret 4 6 Ret 11 5 Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS 4 7* 7 8 12 11 13 Ret 7 Ret 18 6* 139
6 United Kingdom Gavin Pyper 7 10 Ret DNS 5 4* Ret Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret* 11 Ret Ret Ret* 4 Ret 7 9 9 12* 9 Ret Ret 5* 120
7 United Kingdom Simon Graves 14 Ret Ret Ret* Ret 8* 1 Ret* 1 8* 9 11 Ret Ret 1 Ret* 2 8* 111
8 United Kingdom Paul O'Neill Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret DNS 7 12 Ret 6 Ret Ret 12 11 13 Ret 10 Ret Ret DNS Ret 11 8 DNS 17 9 74
9 United Kingdom Jim Edwards, Jr. Ret 15 9 9 14 Ret 13 13 13 12 15 9 12 11 14 6* Ret Ret 71
10 United Kingdom Rick Kraemer 12 16 15 9 18 15 13 10 14 10 13 13 Ret 15 15 13 17 12 Ret 13 15 15 11 15 70
11 United Kingdom Tom Boardman 8 17 Ret 10 10 8 Ret 17 12 Ret 18 Ret 14 Ret 15 13 DNS DNS 16 18 7 Ret* 16 12 12 11 66
12 United Kingdom Dave Allan 10 19 8 15 21 11 16 14 15 9 Ret DNS 18 14 17 14 19 Ret 16 13 49
13 United Kingdom Rob Collard 6 DNS Ret NC Ret DNS 12 Ret Ret DNS 11 Ret 10 8 5 Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS 11 Ret DNS DNS 15 Ret 46
14 United Kingdom Richard Meins 13 Ret 11 11 19 10 Ret 18 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 20 15 19 NC 13 14 34
15 United Kingdom Gordon Shedden 3 5* 30
16 United Kingdom Nick Beaumont 11 18 6 12 Ret Ret 20 19 DNS Ret Ret 12 14 12 Ret DNS Ret DNS Ret 16 Ret 11 29
17 United Kingdom Peter Cate 9 13 15 7 6 12 27
18 United Kingdom Colin Blair Ret DNS Ret Ret 22 13 17 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 17 Ret 19 Ret 18 Ret 17 10 Ret Ret 22
19 United Kingdom Annie Templeton 14 Ret 13 13 Ret Ret 21 Ret 16 12 16 11 Ret Ret 19 Ret Ret 14 21 16 21 Ret 18 Ret 19 17 21
20 Finland Toni Ruokonen 5 14 Ret Ret 13 Ret NC 20 Ret Ret 11
21 United Kingdom Mark Lemmer 10 16 11 Ret* 10
22 United Kingdom John B&Q 15 20 14 14 23 14 22 21 Ret 13 Ret 17 DNS DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret 8
23 United Kingdom Nick James Ret DNS Ret Ret DNS DNS NC 13 4
24 United Kingdom Steve Wood 22 15 Ret 16 4
25 United Kingdom Joanna Clarke 16 14 18 Ret Ret DNS 2
26 United Kingdom Matt Kelly Ret DNS 23 16 2
 – United Kingdom Andy Neate Ret Ret DNS DNS 0
 – United Kingdom James Levy Ret Ret 0
drivers ineligible for points
 – United Kingdom Tiff Needell 14 DNS 0
Pos. Driver BHI THR OUL SIL MON DON KNO SNE CRO OUL SIL DON BHI Pts

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Pos Manufacturer BHI THR OUL SIL MON DON KNO SNE CRO OUL SIL DON BHI Pts
1 Vauxhall / Vauxhall Motorsport/egg:sport 1 1 1 1 7 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 5 1 3 2 886
2 2 2 2 8 2 4 3 3 2 2 2 4 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 6 2 4 Ret
3 Ret 3 4 9 Ret 5 4 17 3 3 3 7 Ret 6 3 5 3 4 Ret 4 3 Ret 3 5 Ret
2 Peugeot / Peugeot Sport UK 5 4 15 Ret 16 Ret 10 5 4 Ret 5 4 Ret 4 20 4 12 5 9 3 10 4 20 5 8 3 271
6 5 Ret Ret 18 Ret 11 Ret 5 Ret 6 5 Ret DNS 21 Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 20 8 Ret Ret Ret DNS
7 6 7 Ret
manufacturers ineligible for points
 – MG / MG Sport & Racing 12 5 10 8 1 Ret 0
Ret 7 11 Ret Ret Ret
Pos Manufacturer BHI THR OUL SIL MON DON KNO SNE CRO OUL SIL DON BHI Pts

Touring Teams Championship[edit]

Pos Team BHI THR OUL SIL MON DON KNO SNE CRO OUL SIL DON BHI Pts
1 Vauxhall Motorsport 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 269
Ret 2 Ret 3 2 3 Ret 3 2 Ret 3 3 Ret
2 egg:sport 1 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 3 2 1 2 1 211
3 4 Ret 4 4 Ret 3 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
3 Peugeot Sport UK 4 Ret Ret 5 Ret 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 95
5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 DNS Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret DNS
4 JS Motorsport Ret Ret 3 6 DNS DNS DNS Ret 4 Ret Ret 4 37
DNS DNS Ret DNS Ret 5 Ret Ret Ret
5 ABG Motorsport 6 5 6 Ret DNS Ret 5 4 32
6 Total Motorsport 6 6 4 Ret 19
teams ineligible for points
 – MG Sport & Racing 5 8 Ret 0
7 Ret Ret
Pos Team BHI THR OUL SIL MON DON KNO SNE CRO OUL SIL DON BHI Pts

† Not eligible for points

Production Teams Championship[edit]

Pos Team BHI THR OUL SIL MON DON KNO SNE CRO OUL SIL DON BHI Pts
1 GR Motorsport 9 8 6 11 7 6 5 7 7 11 13 9 6 205
11 11 9 15 10 10 13 9 8 12 NC 15 12
2 HTML 8 Ret 7 8 8 7 7 10 12 7 10 6 10 173
Ret Ret Ret 10 11 Ret 10 14 Ret 8 Ret 7 NC
3 Team Kaliber Sport with Barwell 7 5 12 9 5 8 6 8 10 10 9 14 7 164
13 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 DNS Ret Ret 8
4 Tech-Speed Motorsport 12 13 Ret 12 6 11 11 Ret 14 16 11 Ret 9 62
Ret Ret DNS Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS Ret DNS 17
5 GA Janspeed Racing 10 Ret 4 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 12 10 5 59
DNS DNS 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret
6 TCR/Interactive Network Solutions 15 9 Ret 13 12 9 11 6 Ret 46
7 Synchro Motorsport 19 15 11 14 9 DNS 16 Ret 14 14 Ret 13 31
8 Tom Boardman Racing 17 10 8 17 Ret Ret Ret 13 DNS 18 Ret 12 11 30
9 Team B&Q/Talksport Radio 18 12 14 19 13 12 12 DNS 17 16 11 Ret 26
20 14 Ret 21 Ret 14 Ret DNS DNS DNS Ret
10 Arnold James Sport DNS Ret DNS 13 4
11 TH Motorsport 15 16 4
12 Cranfield Automotive Management 14 Ret Ret 20 Ret 3
Ret Ret
13 Collard Racing DNS NC DNS Ret DNS Ret 8 Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS Ret 3
14 Bintcliffe Sport Racing DNS 16 2
Pos Team BHI THR OUL SIL MON DON KNO SNE CRO OUL SIL DON BHI Pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "New regulations announced for 2001 BTCC". Crash. 2000-06-28. Retrieved 2017-12-10. 
  2. ^ Touring Car Year: The Official Review of the Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship: 1999-2000. Haymarket Specialist Publications. 1999. ISBN 0860249298. 
  3. ^ "Bennett bags ban for Croft sprint... - BTCC - Autosport". Autosport.com. Retrieved 2017-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Peugeot announces 2001 BTCC challenger - BTCC - Autosport". Autosport.com. Retrieved 2017-12-08. 
  5. ^ "BTCT : Lexus IS200 2". Touring Car Register. Retrieved 2017-12-11. 

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