2020 British Touring Car Championship
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|2020 British Touring Car Championship|
The 2020 British Touring Car Championship (commonly abbreviated as BTCC) is a motor racing championship for production-based touring cars held across England and Scotland. The championship features a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded amateur drivers competing in highly modified versions of family cars which are sold to the general public and conform to the technical regulations for the championship. The 2020 season will be the 63rd British Touring Car Championship season and the tenth season for cars conforming to the Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) technical specification.
Teams and drivers
All teams and drivers raced under British racing license.
- Subaru will not enter a manufacturer team in the series after their four year agreement with Team BMR ended at the end of the 2019 season.
- Excelr8 Motorsport will switch from running the MG6 GT to the Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance.
The championship calendar was announced by the championship organisers on 16 June 2019. All races will be held in the United Kingdom.
(National Circuit, Leicestershire)
(Indy Circuit, Kent)
(National Circuit, Northamptonshire)
(Island Circuit, Cheshire)
|6||R16||Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
(300 Circuit, Norfolk)
|8||R22||Knockhill Racing Circuit
(International Circuit, Northamptonshire)
(Grand Prix Circuit, Kent)
- Donington Park is set to host the opening round of the championship for the first time since the 2005 season. It will also be the first time since 2010 that Brands Hatch does not host the season opener.
- Silverstone Circuit will host an additional round of the championship held in late September at the new International layout which encompasses the pitlane used for the Grand Prix circuit. The second Silverstone round replaces the second race held at the Thruxton Circuit.
- Croft Circuit will move from June date to August date between the rounds at the Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit and Knockhill Racing Circuit.
- Goodyear is set to become the series' tyre supplier, replacing Dunlop. It will be the first time since the 2002 season that Dunlop does not supply the series with tyres.
- A new qualifying format of one twenty-five-minute session and a second, ten-minute, qualifying session, in which the top ten in Q1 will set lap times, determining the first ten spaces on the grid. This will be trialled at Snetterton
Support series changes
- The Renault UK Clio Cup, which has been part of the TOCA support package since 2002, will leave the BTCC support package and will instead support the British GT Championship. It will be replaced by the Mini Challenge.
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