BMW returns to BTCC as works team

A further chapter in BMW’s illustrious history in touring car racing unfolds today as BMW UK, in partnership with West SurreyRacing (WSR), announced a three-car team that will again bid for victory of the2017 British Touring Car Championship.

The announcement of TEAM BMW was a landmark occasion,marking BMW’s return to the country’s best-watched motor race series as aManufacturer Team. It’s 21 years since the marque last contested the series in this manner, when BMW Team Schnitzer fielded a trio of BMW 320i cars.

Cook signs for Maximum Motorsport

Maximum Motorsport has announced Josh Cook as the driver of its Ford Focus ST for the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

Team Principal, Stewart Lines, sustained injuries after falling from a mountain bike in January, leaving him immobile with muscle and ligament damage. On review of his situation, Lines seized the opportunity to sign Cook for the coming campaign.

Sutton chosen for 2017 BRDC Superstars

Subaru driver Ashley Sutton has been chosen as one of the BRDC Superstars, the elite programme run by the Silverstone owners to promote British racing talent.

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The British Racing Drivers' Club founded the programme in 2008 under the auspices of then President Damon Hill and programme director Tim Harvey.

Over 60 drivers have since benefited from the guidance the BRDC SuperStars scheme has to offer.

Lloyd lands MG factory drive for 2017 BTCC campaign

Huddersfield’s Daniel Lloyd has been named as part of the manufacturer-backed MG RCiB Insurance Racing line-up for the British marque’s 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign.

24-year-old Lloyd made a spectacular addition to the BTCC grid during his three appearances in 2016 - qualifying on the front row at Croft and Oulton Park in the Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type R - and the Yorkshireman is now set to make his full season debut alongside experienced BTCC racer Aron Taylor-Smith in the RCiB Insurance race-winning MG6 machines.