Baltic Touring Car Championship
|Drivers' champion|| BGT Marko Rantanen
BTC1 Peeter Peek
BTC 2 Ernesta Globyte
National Jānis VanksS1600 Dmitry Savateev
|Teams' champion||GSR Motorsport|
The Baltic Touring Car Championship or BaTCC is a touring car racing series held each year in the Baltic states. The championship is regulated by a board containing two representatives each from the automobile associations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Eligible cars for the championship have often changed over recent years. In 2018 there are class entries for BTC1, BTC2, Baltic GT, Super 1600, National Cars.
The race day format features two races per round, with standing starts for Legends and Touring cars and rolling start for GT cars. There were a total of five rounds in 2018, with three rounds each at Riga and two in Parnu.
BaTCC championship is held together with Baltic Endurance Championship or BEC 4H. Teams participate in 4 hour endurance races in different racing categories.
The following shows the key specifications issues for each class. BTC and Hankook Trophy category have two 10 lap races per event. While BEC Championship has one 4 hour race per event.
BTC1 cars with engine capacity from 1798cm3 to 2800cm3.
BTC2 cars with engine capacity from 2800cm3 to 4500cm3. Class BTC2 maximum engine capacity is allowed 4500cm3 which includes all the ratios of the Technical Regulations. (Example: 2000cm3 bi-turbo engine has a ratio 2,2 which means actual engine capacity would equal 4400 cm3). Maximum 6 cylinder engines are allowed in class BTC2.
BGT or Baltic GT class is meant for FIA GT3 and GT4 cars (with present or expired FIA homologation) and all touring cars which are not in conformity with requirements of the classes BTC1 and BTC2. Cars which do not have FIA homologation approved weights should use ratio table from the Technical Regulations for Baltic Touring Cars. Minimum engine capacity (including all ratios) is set to be 1998 cm3.
Hankook Trophy uses Hankook Z222 195/50R15 racing tyre model.
Super 1600 category shall be open for all cars that have been or are in serial production with maximum cylinder capacity of 1640 cm3 and one driving axle.
National Class category is open for cars with stock engines up to 2000 cm3 and gearboxes.
Baltic Endurance Championship
A2000 Racing cars with engine capacity up to 2000 cm3
A3000 Racing cars with engine capacity up to 3000 cm3
A3000+ Racing cars with engine capacity over 3000 cm3
GT Racing cars with 6 or less cylinder engines and/or theoretical engine capacity over 4500 cm3, all racing cars that used to be and still are certified by FIA as GT and SRO cars. Also, all cars that meet GT class philosophy, however, were not made for racing according to FIA, for example, when road car is remade to racing vehicle (Porsche, Ferrari, etc.)
X1 Experimental (exclusive) racing cars, also, cars made according to experimental producible cars (with tubular or frame type bodies or any other exclusive aspects).
D1 Diesel cars.