Chilton to miss Silverstone BTCC event after failing medical

PMR Vauxhall driver Tom Chilton is top miss the next round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after being unable to get medical clearance following a routine operation.

The 32-year-old, who returned to the BTCC this season after a five year absence, went under the knife last week to have gall stones removed, but has not received medical clearance to race next weekend.

Alfa Romeo name back in BTCC in 2018

Excitement in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is at fever-pitch today, Sunday, 27th August, with the official confirmation Handy Motorsport is bringing the legendary Alfa Romeo brand back to the UK’s biggest and best motor racing series.

Making huge waves in the BTCC paddock, today’s announcement during the eighth race meeting of the current season at Rockingham in Northamptonshire marks a major development for top team Handy as it joins forces with the Alfa Romeo Dealer Council to reunite the championship with one of the globe’s most popular automotive marques.

Rory Butcher to race in BTCC at Knockhill

Scotsman Rory Butcher will make his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship debut on home soil at Knockhill this coming weekend, with the 30-year-old confirmed as part of the Team Shredded Wheat Racing with DUO line-up for the remainder of the Motorbase-run squad’s 2017 campaign.

Butcher re-joins the Motorbase fold having previously raced as part of David Bartrum’s British GT and Blancpain Endurance Cup crew in 2014 and 2015.