Depper and Davenport complete Motorbase team

Motorbase Performance has announced that Martin Depper and BTCC newcomer Luke Davenport will be joining Mat Jackson in the Kent-based team’s three-car squad BTCC title challenge this season.

Depper joins from Eurotech Racing, where he has been a regular points-scorer over the last three seasons. Davenport, who has previously competed in the Ginetta GT Supercup, raced a Ginetta G55 in the British GT Championship last season.

New livery for Honda in BTCC

Halfords Yuasa Racing took the wraps off its 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship challenger during the traditional pre-season Autosport International Show at Birmingham’s NEC this morning, as defending champion Gordon Shedden and fellow triple title-winner Matt Neal unveiled their strikingly-liveried Honda Civic Type R to widespread acclaim.

Honda is the most successful marque in the modern era of the BTCC – commonly regarded as the world’s toughest tin-top series – having sped to no fewer than six Drivers’, five Manufacturers’ and six Teams’ titles since 2005.

Donington Park bought by Motorsport Vision group

Motorsport Vision, the company which owns British circuits including Brands Hatch and Oulton Park, has bought the Donington Park circuit i Leicestershire, on an initial lease of 21 years.

Credit: Donington Park

Leicestershire's Donington Park is one of the UK's best known motor racing circuits and hosted its first event in 1931 - a motorcycle race on the narrow lanes of the Donington Park Estate. The circuit was expanded and became home to Grand Prix racing before the Second World War in 1939 saw the venue become a military vehicle depot.

BTCC2017: 100 days to go

As we head towards the end of 2016, we've reached the point where we are only 100 days away from the start of the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season.

But what will the championship look like when it gets underway at Brands Hatch on April 1st and 2nd?