Alan Gow

BMR Subaru team accepts BTCC technical measures are "accurate"

The Subaru BMR team has weighed in on the row over the BTCC's technical regulations, after its driver Jason Plato accused championship bosses of unfairly restricting the team's cars.

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Plato made his comments in an ITV interview at Knockhill two weeks ago, but was quickly rebuffed by Series Director Alan Gow., who said the team had actually been given special dispensation to change the homolgation of its inlet manifold.

BTCC boss Gow hits back at Plato engine comments

BTCC boss Alan Gow has hit back at Jason Plato after the veteran driver complained that the championship was unfairly holding back his Subaru's performance.

Gow "astounded" by Plato moaning.

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In an interview with ITV's Louise Goodman, Plato claimed the championship's engine equivalency process was hampering Subaru's development.

BTCC boasts full grid as 2016 line-up is launched at Donington Park

This year's Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will boast a full grid of 32 cars, including models from eleven different manufacturers, as the full line-up was unveiled at Donington Park this morning.

In addition to 29 drivers already announced, three more drivers were revealed today. Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher will partner Hunter Abbott at Power Maxed Racing, while a new team, BKR, joins the championship with former Clio Cup racer Mark Howard partnering Aron Smith.

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BTCC reverts to traditional race 2 grid setting after season-long trial

The BTCC has announced that it is axing a change to the starting order for the second race of each weekend after just one season, in favour of reverting to the previous rules.

Since the championship adopted the three races per day format in 2004, the grid for the second race had been set based on the finishing positions of the first race, but at the start of this season a change was introduced which set the grid based on the fastest lap time of each car during the first race.

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Gow takes blame for "dull" Oulton Park races

BTCC series boss Alan Gow says his choice of circuit layout was the reason for the lack of excitement at Oulton Park earlier this month.

Drivers had blamed new rules which penalise them for contact, and running wide for not giving them as many overtaking opportunities, but Gow discounted that, saying it was using the Shell layout of the Cheshire track rather than the more usual Island version..

The Shell hairpin at Oulton Park led to dull racing