2017 BTCC season launched at Donington Park


March 17, 2017
Featured, News
Ian McLeigh


  • 2017 British Touring Car Championship
  • BTCC drivers class 2017
  • BTCC winner's trophy

The 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship has been launched at Donington Park with Media Day and an official pre-season test. Thirty-two full-season drivers are again on the entry list with cars from eleven manufacturers.

The current grid is the most successful in a history, as 16 drivers previously recorded BTCC race victories, collecting 329 wins between them. Five entrants already clinched championship titles – Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal, Jason Plato, Colin Turkington and Andrew Jordan. The number of rookies, who will fight for the Jack Sears Trophy, is also five – Senna Proctor, Josh Price, Luke Davenport, Ant Whorton-Eales and Will Burns.

BTCC drivers class 2017

BTCC drivers class 2017

On the list of manufacturers, the biggest news is a return of Vauxhall, which chose Power Maxed Racing as manufacturers’ entry with Vauxhall Astra. West Surrey Racing will continue to run BMW 125i M Sport machines with a factory support from BMW. Other entries eligible to score manufacturers’ points are Honda (Team Dynamics), Subaru (Team BMR) and MG (Triple Eight Racing). On the independents’ side of a grid, eleven teams will fight for trophies. Six more brands on the grid will be Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Chevrolet.

The 2017 BTCC calendar features 30 races, across ten events at nine venues. The season starts at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on April 1-2 and concluding on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit on September 30/October 1.

BTCC winner's trophy

BTCC winner’s trophy

2017 BTCC season entry list

(R denotes rookies)

NumberTeamCarDriver
2Power Maxed RacingVauxhall AstraTom Chilton
3Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo/Motorbase PerformanceFord Focus STMat Jackson
4Team BMW/West Surrey RacingBMW 125i M SportColin Turkington
5Team BMW/West Surrey RacingBMW 125i M SportRob Collard
7Team Parker Racing with Maximum MotorsportFord Focus STStephen Jelley
10AmD TuningAudi S3 SaloonAnt Whorton-Eales (R)
11Handy MotorsportToyota AvensisRob Austin
12Autoaid/RCIB Insurance Racing/Team HARDVolkswagen CCMichael Epps
16Laser Tools RacingMercedes-Benz A-ClassAiden Moffat
17BTC Norlin RacingChevrolet CruzeDave Newsham
18Power Maxed RacingVauxhall AstraSenna Proctor (R)
20Adrian Flux Subaru Racing/Team BMRSubaru Levorg GTJames Cole
22BTC Norlin RacingChevrolet CruzeChris Smiley
23MG RCiB Insurance Racing/Triple Eight RacingMG6 GTDaniel Lloyd
24TAG Racing/Team HARDVolkswagen CCJake Hill
25Halfords Yuasa Racing/Team DynamicsHonda Civic Type RMatt Neal
28Team BMR Racing AcademySubaru Levorg GTJosh Price (R)
30Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo/Motorbase PerformanceFord Focus STMartin Depper
31Eurotech RacingHonda Civic Type RJack Goff
33CiceleyMotorsport with MAC ToolsMercedes-Benz A-ClassAdam Morgan
40MG RCiB Insurance Racing/Triple Eight RacingMG6 GTAron Taylor-Smith
48AmD TuningAudi S3 SaloonOllie Jackson
52Halfords Yuasa Racing/Team DynamicsHonda Civic Type RGordon Shedden
55Eurotech RacingHonda Civic Type RJeff Smith
61Autoaid/RCIB Insurance Racing/Team HARDVolkswagen CCWill Burns (R)
66Team Parker Racing with Maximum MotorsportFord Focus STJosh Cook
77BMW Pirtek Racing/West Surrey RacingBMW 125i M SportAndrew Jordan
80Speedworks MotorsportToyota AvensisTom Ingram
99Adrian Flux Subaru Racing/Team BMRSubaru Levorg GTJason Plato
116Adrian Flux Subaru Racing/Team BMRSubaru Levorg GTAshley Sutton
300Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo/Motorbase PerformanceFord Focus STLuke Davenport (R)
303Simpson RacingHonda Civic Type RMatt Simpson

Photos: btcc.net,

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