BMW brings 3 series back to BTCC

The 3 Series will return to Britain’s premier motor racing series this year, with BMW confirming it is to bring its best-selling model worldwide back to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

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A prolific winner virtually from the outset, the story of the BMW 3 Series in the BTCC is a long and distinguished one, yielding five Drivers’ titles and two Manufacturers’ crowns between 1988 and 2009, from Frank Sytner’s success with the M3 to Colin Turkington’s triumph with the 320Si E90.

In-between, there were back-to-back championships for Will Hoy (1991), Tim Harvey (1992) and Joachim Winkelhock(1993).

Power Maxed Racing signs Rob Collard for 2019

Rob Collard will drive for Power Maxed Racing in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, completing the outfit's line-up.

With a record of 15 race wins, 61 podiums and 16 fastest laps over a BTCC career spanning some 18 years, Collard joins Jason Plato in the PMR designed-and-builtVauxhall Astra, and the Hampshire man is as hungry as he's ever been.

Plato back in a Vauxhall as he signs for Power Maxed Racing

Eighteen years after winning his first BTCC title with Vauxhall, Jason Plato will be back behind the wheel of an Astra this season.

Plato will be joining the squad for his 21st year in the championship. The Oxford based star has won more races than any other driver in the history of the BTCC with 97 wins and has been in contention to win the title on finals day as many as 9 times out of the last 15.

Proctor joins Subaru for 2019 challenge

Senna Proctor is returning to BMR Racing, racing a Subaru Levorg in this season's Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

Proctor first joined the team in 2015 with the BMR Academy when he raced in the Ginetta Junior Championship which then saw him progress the following year to the Renault UK Clio Cup Championship in 2016 remaining under the BMR banner.

Subaru targets manufacturers' title in 2019 BTCC

Subaru will stay in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship this season, with the Japanese brand targeting the manufacturers' title to compliment the drivers' crown it won with Ash Sutton in 2017.

Ash Sutton won more races than anyone else in the 2018 BTCC

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BMR will run the team, which will again consist of two Subaru Levorgs, and be sponsored by Adrian Flux Insurance Services.