BTC Touring

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BTC Touring
Motor racing formula
Category Touring cars
Country or region United Kingdom
Championships BTCC
Inaugural season 2001
Status Defunct
Folded 2011

In motor racing, BTC Touring (BTC-T) was the set of new regulations for the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) introduced in 2001 BTCC, after the demise of the Supertouring category.

The cars were based on standard bodyshells, but were allowed significant modifications to turn the car into a racecar and differentiate it from the Super Production class that would run alongside BTC Touring in the 2001 BTCC.

Models[edit]

In chronological order of their appearances, the cars were:

Gallery[edit]

History[edit]

A year after the regulations began, the European Touring Car Championship launched its Super 2000 regulations. As the latter allowed manufacturers to have their cars seen internationally, most major companies opted for this, meaning that the BTCC suffered from small grids. In 2007, the TOCA allowed Super 2000 cars to compete, with rules designed to equalise the performance of both classes. However, BTC-T cars were made ineligible to win the main championship.

The 2010 season was meant to be the last year BTC Touring cars would be eligible to enter the championship, however they were allowed to compete for one more season in 2011, with their base-weight +50 kg on 2010.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hudson, Neil. "BTC-spec cars get another year". touringcartimes.com. Retrieved 2011-02-26.