Team HARD retains Epps for 2017

Mike Epps will return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship grid in 2017 after signing a deal with Team HARD to compete in a Volkswagen CC.

That has continued his partnership with Team HARD into a third year following seasons together in the Volkswagen Racing Cup and then the BTCC, with the Hemel Hempstead racer producing a hugely promising first campaign in the UK’s premier racing championship.

Jackson re-signs with AmD

Ollie Jackson will remain with the AmDTuning team in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Championship next season.

Ollie rejoined the West Thurrock based team this year - having earlier raced in AmDTuning.com colours back in 2012 - and enjoyed a solid campaign at the wheel of an Audi S3; ending the year as a regular contender for points scoring finishes in an ultra-competitive field.

Vauxhall returns to BTCC in 2017

Vauxhall, the most successful manufacturer in BTCC history, is to return to the championship after a seven year absence.

Power Maxed Racing will run two Vauxhall Astras in 2017.

The car maker has teamed up with Automotive Brands, the company behind Power Maxed Racing, with the race programme aligned to a larger B2B deal between the two companies.

Whorton-Eales tests BTCC Focus

2016 Renault Clio Cup Champion Ant Whorton-Eales has tested a British Touring Car Championship Ford Focus with the Kent-based Motorbase team.

Whorton-Eales sampled the 300bhp machine in mixed conditions at Snetterton circuit in Norfolk – his prize for winning the UK Clio Cup. The Motorbase car won seven times in 2016’s BTCC in the hands of Mat Jackson and Andrew Jordan, themselves past UK Clio Cup racers.

Jordan joins WSR in 2017 BTCC

Andrew Jordan will switch to BMW power in the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring car Championship after signing a two year deal with West Surrey Racing.

Andrew Jordan will be racing a BMW in 2017

The former BTCC title winner will race the latest development of the WSR-designed-and-built BMW 125i M Sport, which won both the teams’ and manufacturers’ championships this season, in both 2017 and 2018.