2020 British Touring Car Championship

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2020 British Touring Car Championship
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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[edit]

All teams and drivers raced under British racing license.

Team Car Engine No. Drivers
Constructor Entries
Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R (FK8)[1] Honda/Neil Brown 25 Matt Neal[1]
27 Dan Cammish[1]
Independent Entries
Excelr8 Motorsport[2] Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance[2] TBA TBA TBA
TBA TBA
Team HARD Volkswagen CC TBA 31 Jack Goff[3]
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
TBA TBA
Key
Eligible for the Jack Sears Trophy for drivers yet to record an overall podium finish or Jack Sears Trophy championship at the start of the season.

Team changes[edit]

  • 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.[4]

Race calendar[edit]

The championship calendar was announced by the championship organisers on 16 June 2019.[5] All races will be held in the United Kingdom.

Round Circuit Date
1 R1 Donington Park
(National Circuit, Leicestershire)
28–29 March
R2
R3
2 R4 Brands Hatch
(Indy Circuit, Kent)
11–12 April
R5
R6
3 R7 Silverstone Circuit
(National Circuit, Northamptonshire)
25–26 April
R8
R9
4 R10 Thruxton Circuit
(Hampshire)
16–17 May
R11
R12
5 R13 Oulton Park
(Island Circuit, Cheshire)
13–14 June
R14
R15
6 R16 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
(300 Circuit, Norfolk)
25–26 July
R17
R18
7 R19 Croft Circuit
(North Yorkshire)
15–16 August
R20
R21
8 R22 Knockhill Racing Circuit
(Fife)
29–30 August
R23
R24
9 R25 Silverstone Circuit
(International Circuit, Northamptonshire)
26–27 September
R26
R27
10 R28 Brands Hatch
(Grand Prix Circuit, Kent)
10–11 October
R29
R30

Calendar changes[edit]

Rule changes[edit]

Technical changes[edit]

  • 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.[6]

Qualifying changes[edit]

  • 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[7]

Support series changes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Team Dynamics Motorsport". teamdynamicsracing.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  2. ^ a b c "Excelr8 brings Hyundai to the BTCC with all new i30 Fastback N Performance". Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Jack's Back to Captain Team HARD. BTCC Campaign | Team HARD Racing". Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  4. ^ "Subaru bows out on a high as four-year stay comes to an end". TouringCarTimes. 2019-10-17. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  5. ^ "New Silverstone layout highlights 2020 BTCC calendar". TouringCarTimes. 2019-06-16. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  6. ^ "Goodyear to take over as BTCC tyre supplier". TouringCarTimes. 2019-10-12. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  7. ^ "BTCC unveils 2020 rule tweaks". btcc.net. 30 October 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  8. ^ Lickorish, Stephen. "Clio Cup to continue in UK after all as Renault Sport steps in". Autosport.com. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  9. ^ "BTCC | MINI CHALLENGE to join TOCA package from 2020". Retrieved 2019-10-19.

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