Blundell makes racing comeback in BTCC Audi

F1 and Le Mans star Mark Blundell is to make a dramatic return to racing, joining Trade Price Cars to compete in this year's Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

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In a coup for the team, owned by the award-winning Essex-based motor dealership and run by technical partners AmD Tuning, Blundell has agreed terms on a deal that will see him make his touring car debut at the wheel of an Audi S3.

Smiley returns for third year

BTC Racing has announced the return of Chris Smiley to complete his third full year in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

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Establishing himself in 2018 as a regular top ten finisher, Chris showed strong pace as soon as he stepped into the Honda Civic Type R FK2 at the start of last season.

Despite limited track time, he competed hard all season achieving career highlights, including his first podium at Donington Park and first BTCC race win at Rockingham Motor Speedway in August.

Jackson joins Team Shredded Wheat alongside Chilton

Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher has today confirmed that Tom Chilton and Ollie Jackson will champion its two-car challenge on the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship title.

Unveiling the new-look driver line-up on the official BTCC stand at the Autosport International show this morning (January 10th), Team Principal David Bartrum welcomed Motorbase-returnee Ollie Jackson back to the squad, alongside Chilton, who finished 3rd in the Championship standings with the Kent-based outfit in 2018.

MINI Challenge to join BTCC support package from 2020

The MINI Challenge will form an integral part of Britain’s biggest race weekends when it joins the British Touring Car Championship support bill full-time from the 2020 season onwards, further cementing the Challenge’s status as one of the county’s leading tin-top contests.

Former BTCC driver Ant Whorton-Eales won the Mini Challenge in 2018

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It will replace the Renault Clio Cup, which comes to a close in 2019, with the end of the life cycle of the current Clio race cars.