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.
ITV commentator and former BTCC driver Paul O'Neill thinks the MINI Challenge will be an excellent addition to the TOCA package when it arrives in 2020.
O'Neill raced in the series as a guest driver when it visited his local circuit Oulton Park in 2018, and loved the experience.
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.
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.
Andrew Jordan and BMW Pirtek Racing will continue together for a third straight campaign in the British Touring Car Championship in 2019.
Reigning Teams’ Champions WSR will once again run the 2013title-winner’s BMW in the 62nd edition of the UK’s most popular motor racing series.
Colin Turkington and Team BMW will return to the BritishTouring Car Championship this year to defend the titles won in 2018.
Turkington recorded his third BTCC crown with WSR-runTeam BMW in 2018, scoring 10 podiums – more than any other driver – and finishing inside the top five on 15 occasions at the wheel of his BMW 125i M Sport.
The Cobra Sport AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing team will go into its tenth season in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship fully focused on challenging for top honours after confirming its driver line-up for the 2019 campaign.
The West Thurrock-based team will field a pair of race-winning Honda Civic Type Rs in the UK’s leading series next year and will head into the new season in better shape than ever before after concluding deals with two of the leading drivers on the grid.
New BTCC team Trade Price Cars Racing has signed Jake Hill as its first driver for its 2019 campaign.
It reunites 24-year-old Hill with the Audi S3 he drove for AmD Tuning in 2015.
Tom Oliphant is to join the WSR team for the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season.
The Leamington Spa-based driver is the first of the team's three drivers to be announced for next year.