Belcher confirms 2015 return

Simon Belcher will return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship for a second season in 2015 after this morning, Friday, 14th November, confirming he will continue in the UK’s premier motor racing category with Handy Motorsport at the wheel of the team’s Toyota Avensis.

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Belcher: "Our entry is not for sale"

Handy Motorsport owner and driver Simon Belcher says his team's licence to race in the BTCC is not for sale, despite approaches from rivals over the last few months.

The Swindon-based racer says he fully intends to be back on the grid in 2015, and aims to consolidate his results this season.

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Thruxton announces safety improvements

Thruxton owners BARC have announced safety improvements to Church bend, the circuit's fastest corner, after three crashes there during this year's Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting.

In separate incidents, Nick Foster, Ollie Jackson and Simon Belcher all left the circuit at Church bend.

Nick Foster was among those to crash at Thruxton this year

Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

After a consultation lasting more than four months, and involving motorsport's governing body the MSA, as well as the Environment Agency and local planning department, the circuit has applied for planning permission to change the elevation of the run off area, remove shrubs, and replace the tyre barrier with Armco and belted tyres.