Matt Simpson signs BTCC deal with Speedworks

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.

Matt Simpson will race for Speedworks next season.


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.

Sutton and Hand taste BTCC

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.

Watch BTCC 2015 review show on Sunday at 6pm

Champion Gordon Shedden joins Louise Goodman to look back at how he won the 2015 BTCC title for this two hour show including interviews from the other drivers on their key moments across the season.

The fun starts on ITV4 at 6pm this Sunday 8th November. Put it in your diary! Go go go!

Speedworks and Honda to get extra cars in 2016

The TOCA BTCC Licence (TBL) holders for the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship have been published today, with Speedworks Motorsport and Honda Yuasa Racing the big winners.

Speedworks will gain an additional entry for 2016

Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Current TBL holders had until the end of October to pay the required deposit to secure their entry and also file applications for any new/additional licences. Series organiser TOCA has now confirmed the distribution of all available TBLs for next season, which teams must possess as part of the entry process for the BTCC.