The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will be screened live and exclusively on the ITV network until 2022 after a contract was recently signed between Britain’s biggest motor sport series and the UK broadcasting giant.
Dunlop has announced a five year extension to its title sponsorship of the MSA British Touring Car Championship, taking it to 2022.
The marque will also remain as the championship's official tyre supplier for the same period.
Speedworks Motorsport has announced the first of its drivers for the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign, with multiple Quaife Intermarque and European Hot Rod Champion Matt Simpson graduating to the UK’s premier series in a newly-built Honda Civic Type R.
Simpson is a two-time European Hot Rod Champion, a former runner-up on the World Championship stage and more recently a double Quaife Intermarque title-winner. The 34-year-old recently tested a Civic Type R at Donington Park, and despite enjoying the experience enormously he is under no illusions as to the huge challenge ahead.
Eurotech Racing has secured a third entry into the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after negotiations to purchase Houseman Racing’s TOCA BTCC License (TBL), car and race equipment.
The deal was done on Friday, but only approved by championship promoter TOCA this morning.
AmD Tuning has sold its old Ford Focus to a new team run by BTCC driver Stewart Lines, and with it, one of its licences to run in the BTCC.
The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will be leading the charge for England in next week’s Race of Champions, with Andy Priaulx joining Jason Plato in the team.
Ashley Sutton and Ash Hand, Champion and runner-up in this year’s Renault UK Clio Cup, have sampled British Touring Car Championship machinery for the first time this week as part of their prizes.
Both drivers had stints in the crack Motorbase Performance team’s Ford Focus BTCC racer at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit. Present to give tips was Motorbase driver Mat Jackson who won an unrivalled four times in the second half of this year’s BTCC. Like many of the current top names in the BTCC, Jackson is himself a former front-runner in the UK Clio Cup.