Spoils shared at BTCC opener

Tom Ingram, Gordon Shedden and Andrew Jordan took a win apiece as the 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship got underway at Brands Hatch this weekend.

Jeff Smith had secured the first pole position of the new campaign during mixed conditions on Saturday, but the experienced Eurotech Racing driver couldn’t hang on at the front once the lights went out for Sunday’s season-opener.

Watch BTCC 2017 live on ITV

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ITV's coverage of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship continues this season, and we've just extended our contract to show Britain's best racing until the end of 2021.

There will be live coverage of all ten race days on ITV4 and in high definition on ITV4 HD, as well as a live simulcast on itv.com, where you can also see live timing of every race weekend, extra interviews and features.

If you miss anything, there's 90 minutes of highlights shown the following Saturday afternoon, which is also available on demand for 28 days on the ITV Hub.

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.