Pat Cranham

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A capacity grid expected for BTCC 2015

Over 30 cars could become a regular sight for BTCC events in 2015.

BTCC Honda Civic Type R breaks cover at Brands Hatch

Honda took the opportunity to test the new car at Brands Hatch.

BTCC announcements and unveils galore

There were certainly many at the Autosport International Show.

Andrew Jordan joins MG with Pirtek

During the Autosport International Show, there was some major BTCC news of interest.

2015 BTCC grid shaping up, but major question marks remain

Some big names, including our 2014 champion don't know where they'll be next season.

BTCC: Series set for record breaking year following official unveiling

31 cars will take the green flag for the start of the 2014 season.

Season heating up after Brands Hatch test

A look ahead at the BTCC championship after on track testing this weekend.

Teams test their 2014 machines at Thruxton

Preparation for 2014 increasing at Thruxton.

Giovanardi returns to the series for 2014

The great touring car champion makes a long awaited return to the BTCC.

Team BMR cause major surprise with 2014 line up

Double BTCC champion Alain Menu return to the series and will race alongside former Airwaves Racing youngster Aron Smith in a pair of VW Passats.

Big BTCC news and unveils at Autosport International

A look at all the big unveils and news about the BTCC that came from the Autosport International show.

Hynes to race third MG for 888 in 2014

United Autosports have confirmed that they have been granted two TOCA BTCC licences and will run a pair of Toyota Avensis.

Jordan crowned BTCC Champion 2013

Andrew Jordan kept cool while he took on former title winners to earn his first British Touring Car championship in the final race of the season.

Series set for dramatic finale after Brands Hatch race 2

For race 3 the maths are simple for Jordan, finish inside the top 8 and the championship will be his for the first time.

Plato on pole for Brands Hatch finale

Jason Plato’s teammate Sam Tordoff gave MG KX Momentum the front row for the first of the three races that will determine the 2013 BTCC champion between five drivers including Matt Neal who crashed heavily in qualifying.

Brands Hatch is the final stage for who will take home the title

The championship is on the line at the BTCC season finale, and five drivers are in a very tight points fight.

Plato takes double at Silverstone as Jordan extends lead

Plato needed a victory as did Shedden at Silverstone: Plato 2, Shedden 1. Points leader Jordan has to wait for the final meeting to secure his first BTCC title.

Plato on pole with teammate Tordoff second fastest in Silverstone

Yet another MG 1-2 in British Touring Car Championship front row; this time at Silverstone

Ciceley Racing switch to Mercedes for 2014

The first entry of a Mercedes in the British Touring Car Championship has been announced.

Jordan holds commanding lead heading to Silverstone

Can Andrew Jordan keep the edge he has in his Pirtek Racing Honda?

Jordan takes commanding lead after Rockingham double

Austin takes hugely popular maiden win. Wood earns the S2000 Jack Sears Trophy title.

Plato leads MG 1-2 in qualifying at Rockingham

The MG KX team is back on top with Plato and Tordoff on front row

Heading north of the border to Knockhill

Champions homecoming, fans favourite returns and youngest ever driver in store for BTCC Knockhill

MG suffer from the highs and lows of the BTCC at Snetterton

Sam Tordoff lead home an MG 1-2 in race 1, the other two races were won by Honda drivers, Andrew Jordan and Gordon Shedden.

American Holland set for BTCC return at Snetterton

Robb Holland became the first American to take on the British-based touring car series last year.

Rolling back the BTCC years at Brands Hatch

The stars of the show were BTCC legends Patrick Watts and former double BTCC champion John Cleland.

Brands Hatch set to relive the BTCC golden ages

Vintage in modern era celebrates the past with the present at the Brands Hatch circuit. Patrick Watts and John Cleland are both looking forward to the weekend and getting behind the wheel of the historic cars.

MG pair dominate Snetterton testing

Most of the British Touring Car teams took part in testing at Snetterton before their summer break. Missing at the two-day test was the points leading Honda Yuasa Racing team.

Neal extends points lead with victory in Race 3 at Croft

Matt Neal can thank the rain that finally did arrive to soak the Croft circuit in the final BTCC race this weekend. His Honda performed to his liking despite the tricky conditions.

Turkington doubles up as MG‘s gamble backfires

In the second race of the BTCC at Croft on the North Yorkshire circuit, Colin Turkington took the victory again!

Turkington dominates Race 1 at Croft

From pole to victory for Colin Turkington in the first of the trio of races on the Croft circuit.

Turkington takes last gasp effort for pole at Croft

2009 British Touring Car champion stuns his rivals with a record breaking qualifying run to hand eBay Motors team their maiden pole position in their brand new BMW 1 series.

MG aim to keep up the Momentum at Croft

The British Touring Car drivers are raring to head to Croft for the next meeting with the triple races!

Plato takes double win at Oulton, then catches fire!

Jason Plato needed to score points against the Honda top teams but the final blaze set him back a bit.

Plato leads MG 1-2 in Oulton Park qualifying

The MG KX Momentum team and their drivers did what they needed during qualifying for the British Touring Car Championship weekend at Oulton Park.

MG aim for fight back at Oulton Park

Jason Plato lost the lead in the points standings before long break and hopes to gain back ground this weekend.

Neal takes series lead after Thruxton double as others suffer misfortune

Matt Neal ended his day at the fastest circuit in the UK with two victories. Defending BTCC Gordon Shedden was also a winner to give Honda the sweep at Thruxton.

Jordan takes pole for second year running at Thruxton

Honda’s British Touring Car teams end qualifying at the fast circuit in the UK with top three! Andrew Jordan will start the first race from pole position.

MG and Honda set for latest showdown in Hampshire

The BTCC teams are reading for the third meeting of the season, this time around UK’s fastest circuit - Thruxton

Honours shared at Donington Park

Three races and 3 different winners in the British Touring Car Championship’s weekend at Darlington Park: Shedden, Jordan and Turkington

Shedden lands his first pole since 2011 season at Donington Park

The 2012 British Touring Car champion stun the crowd with a final burst of power to earn the Donington pole.

Leading contenders set for milestones at Donington

The BTCC drivers and teams will take on the challenge of Donington Park for three separate races. Who will leave with the points haul?

Series back with a bang as Plato takes Brands double

Matt Neal claims race 3 victory on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit for the BTCC season opening event.

Pirtek's Jordan claims pole at snowy Brands for season opener

On a very cold day in England, Andrew Jordan surprised his rivals by earning the first BTCC pole of 2013.

Let the battle commence at Brands Hatch season opener

This weekend will see one of the most eagerly awaited seasons in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championships get under way around the 1.2mile Indy circuit at Brands Hatch.

Honda driver Jordan sets fastest lap of official test day at Donington Park

Following the morning’s media day activities the track was opened up to the public for the first official test of the BTCC teams this year.

Record 32 cars on the grid for the 2013 season

2013 new season teams and their drivers are ready to take on the 2013 British Touring Car Championship battle.

Girling and Scott confirm entries to win the coveted Jack Sears Trophy

The older Super 2000 spec cars teams and drivers will not only contest the British Touring Car Championship this season but they will also challenge for a special trophy.

Teams resume pre-season testing at Brands Hatch

Winter has not been kind this year for the usual pre-season testing for many series. The snow finally left the United Kingdom which allowed the British Touring Car Championship drivers and teams to take to the track.

James Kaye joins AmD for 2013 season

Jack Sears Trophy taking shape with veteran Kaye confirmed at AmD.tuning

Airwaves return as title sponsor for new look Motorbase in 2013

Motorbase Performance unveil their NGTC Ford Focus livery

Toyota teams preparing for first race of 2013

Wrathall confirms 3rd season in Dynojet Toyota with rival Toyota squad Speedworks set to test Wood in Portugal

Honda teams rack up the miles during Thruxton testing

Despite the freezing cold weather in Hampshire, United Kingdom, the drivers for the two Honda teams were able to complete their two-day testing program.

Jackson and Smith look forward to the new season with Motorbase

Motorbase Performance aka Redstone Racing retains Mat Jackson and Aron Smith for 2013 British Touring Car Championship fight. The duo will be racing the NGTC spec Ford Focus cars.

Gilham pleased to have Holland and Fuller for Team Hard's Passat

American racer Robb Holland set to share second Team Hard Volkswagen Passat with young driver Howard Fuller for team owner/driver Tony Gilham.

Tordoff to join mentor Plato at Triple 8 MG team

KX Academy driver Sam Tordoff lands the former seat of Andy Neate for the Triple 8 MG team in the British Touring Car series.

2009 champion Turkington set for series return with WSR

Former series champion Colin Turkington will return to the British Touring Car Championship this year with West Surrey Racing. The 2009 series champion will be behind the wheel of a BMW.

Morgan unveils new 2013 Toyota Avensis challenger

Staying with the Toyota brand in 2013, Ciceley Racing’s team owner/driver Adam Morgan released the first photo of his new car for the 2013 British Touring Car Championship.

Autosport Show highlights the teams and drivers for 2013 BTCC challenge

British Touring Car Championship - Unveilings, interviews and displays at the annual Autosport International Show