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2014 BTCC Season
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Season Information
No. Rounds 10 (30 races)
First Round Brands Hatch Indy
Last Round Brands Hatch GP
Manufacturers Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Proton, Toyota, VW
No. Drivers 32
Overall Drivers' Championship
First Colin Turkington {{{overdrivechamppts}}} pt(s)
Second {{{overdrivesecond}}} {{{overdrivesecondpts}}} pt(s)
Third {{{overdrivethird}}} {{{overdrivethirdpts}}} pt(s)
Overall Teams' Championship
First eBay Motors {{{overteamchamppts}}} pt(s)
Second {{{overteamsecond}}} {{{overteamsecondpts}}} pt(s)
Third {{{overteamthird}}} {{{overteamthirdpts}}} pt(s)
Independents' Championship
Drivers' Colin Turkington {{{indrivechamppts}}} pt(s)
Teams' eBay Motors {{{indteamchamppts}}} pt(s)
Jack Sears Trophy
Champion Dave Newsham
Class Championships
Class A Unknown {{{classapts}}} pt(s)
Class B Unknown {{{classbpts}}} pt(s)
Class C Unknown {{{classcpts}}} pt(s)
Class D Unknown {{{classdpts}}} pt(s)
Manufacturers' Championship
Champion Triple Eight Race Engineering {{{makerchamppts}}} pt(s)
Runner-up Team Dynamics {{{makerrunpts}}} pt(s)
Season Guide
2013 2015

The 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season is the current season of the BTCC. 2014 is the fourth year that cars conforming to the NGTC regulations have been allowed to compete in, and the first season since 2003 in which Super 2000 cars cannot enter.[1] The season began at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on the 29th of March, and is scheduled to end on the 12th of October.[2]

RegulationsEdit

The BTCC will continue to use the Next Generation Touring Car regulations that it established in 2011, with 2014 the first season in which only NGTC cars are allowed to compete.[3]

PointsEdit

2014 will use the same points system that has been in use since 2012, with points awarded from first to fifteenth, with additional points awarded for fastest lap, pole position and/or leading a lap.

2014 British Touring Car Championship Points System
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pole Position = 1 point Fastest Lap = 1 point Lead a Lap = 1 point

The point for pole position will only be awarded to the fastest qualifier (and awarded after the session), while a driver who leads multiple laps will only receive one additional point. The same points well be awarded for each race.

Round by RoundEdit

The ten round 2014 season will see thirty races held across England and Scotland.[1]

1st Round: Brands Hatch IndyEdit

The 2014 season got under way at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on the 29th of March, with practice and qualifying taking place. The first three races of the season took place on the 30th of March, with each race live on ITV 4.[2]

QualifyingEdit

Andrew Jordan claimed the first pole of 2014, completing his fastest lap 0.012s quicker than Jason Plato.[4] Between Jordan in 1st and Glynn Geddie in 23rd, the field was separated by 0.8s, with 29 cars competing.[4]

Race 1Edit

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Andrew Jordan gets sideways at Paddock Hill Bend in the first race of the season.

The first race of 2014 was won by Jordan, the best possible start to his title defence, taking the point for fastest lap as well.[5] Plato finished second and Matt Neal, debuting the Honda Civic Tourer, took third.[5] The only major incident of the race was contact between Martin Depper (making his debut for Pirtek Racing) and James Cole (driving for United Autosport) at Druids, which resulted in Depper being disqualified for causing the incident.[5]

Race 2Edit

Race 2 of the season was again won by Jordan, whom led for the entire race distance.[6] Gordon Shedden took second with Colin Turkington taking third, after problems for Rob Austin and Plato on the grid sent them tumbling down the order.[6] The first two safety cars of the season appeared during this race, the first after Chris Stockton beached his Chevrolet Cruze in the gravel at Paddock Hill Bend on lap one, and the second after contact between debutant Marc Hynes and Depper saw the latter's Honda Civic requiring recovery from the side of the track.[6] Hynes would be disqualified from the race for causing the incident after the race.[6]

Race 3Edit

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The three eBay Motors BMW 125is lead the field in race three at Brands Hatch.

The final race at Brands Hatch's Indy circuit saw Jordan, with maximum ballast and soft tyres, unable to take a hat-trick of wins, with Colin Turkington taking the day's final honours.[7] Neal and Plato joined him on the podium, with the latter having climbed from fourteenth to finish third.[7] The race's most significant moment, however, was contact between Alain Menu (whom would end the race in fifth having started in sixteenth) and Tom Ingram, which saw the Ingram hit the barrier resulting in a safety car.[7]

2nd Round: Donington ParkEdit

The second round of the 2014 Season took place at the Donington Park Circuit on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of April.[2] The fourth, fifth and sixth races of the season were held on the 20th of April, following qualifying and practice on the 19th.

QualifyingEdit

Jason Plato took his first pole position of the year, breaking the (qualifying) lap record set by Gordon Shedden the previous year.[8] Other times to beat Shedden's record were set by the Scotsman himself (lining up for race four of the season in second) and Sam Tordoff, Plato's team mate.[8] Further down, Turkington beat the two CHROME Edition Restart Racing Vauxhalls to fourth, while Andrew Jordan took seventh (with maximum success ballast from Brands Hatch).[8] Adam Morgan's Mercedes A-Class was disqualified from qualifying, after a failed ride height check.[8]

Race 4Edit

For the first race of the day, the field was greeted by a wet track, although the circuit was drying relatively quickly.[9] Tordoff punished Shedden's poor start to challenge Plato off the start, before the pair (with Plato leading) worked together to pull away from the rest of the field, ultimately finishing first and second.[9] Tordoff's start was beaten by Turkington, although he would fall down the field in the early stages.[9]

The race's major incidents saw Hunter Abbott and Warren Scott tangle at the Craner Curves on the first lap, putting both in the gravel.[9] Dave Newsham spun after contact with Morgan, before a remarkable drive saw him climb up to twelfth, while Morgan would later end Glynn Geddie's hopes of points on the final lap after the former spun the Toyota Avensis on the final lap.[9] Geddie's team mate, James Cole, suffered a similar fate, being hit by Ollie Jackson at the Old Hairpin.[9]

Race 5Edit

Race five of the season saw the MGs line up on the front row, Plato on pole.[10] Tordoff beat his team mate to victory in a fully wet race at Donington, with Shedden completing the podium.[10] Turkington and Rob Collard had been the dominant force behind the MGs, but a spin for Collard saw him retire, while Turkington faded to sixth.[10] However, the safety car would make its first appearances of the season, appearing twice after the start.[10]

The first safety car of the year was called after Menu was spun across the track, miraculously not collecting anyone else on his way to the gravel.[10] With his car beached in the gravel, the Swiss was forced to retire while the safety car was deployed to allow it to be removed.[10] The bunched up field soon resulted in another safety car after the restart, as a series of collisions left a number of cars requiring attention after the race.[10] Contact between Rob Austin and Chris Stockton sent them spinning into the barrier, causing havok behind them.[10] Cole and American Robb Holland came together, putting the two (at around 90 mph) into the concrete wall around the outside of Redgate, writing off Cole's car and preventing Holland's Audi S3 Saloon from competing in the day's final race.[10]

Race 6Edit

The final race of the day saw Turkington start on pole (after the reverse-grid rule), although his lights to flag victory would be scuppered by Shedden, who overtook the Northern Irishman at the final corner to win the race (incidently, the first victory for an estate car in the BTCC).[11] With the entire field on the soft tyre (the first time that the entire field had been on the soft tyre at the start of a race), the MGs, struggling with high tyre wear, fell away throughout the race, Plato finishing sixth out of the pair.[11]

In a race with no major incidents, attention was focused on the final laps, as Shedden closed by more than a second a lap on Turkington, launching an attack on the final lap.[11] After Turkington pushed the Scotsman to the outside of the track before the back straight, Shedden remained on the track as the pair headed down the Dunlop Straight to the final chicane.[11] Both locked their brakes into the final corner, with Turkington and Shedden coming together, pushing Shedden into the gravel trap.[11] The Scotsman kept his foot down and made it through the trap, beating the BMW 125i to the line.[11]

3rd Round: ThruxtonEdit

The seventh, eigth and ninth races of the season were held at the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire on the 4th of May.[1] The race meeting attracted a record attendence for the series, with more than 60,000 people attending the days three races.

QualifyingEdit

The qualifying session for the Thruxton meeting saw the oldest lap record in the BTCC broken by Andrew Jordan.[12] Yvan Muller's record had stood since 2002, although Jordan beat the time by nearly two tenths of a second to claim the point for starting on pole.[12] Behind Jordan came Matt Neal, who was almost able to beat the record in his Civic Tourer, with team mate Shedden third.[12] Mat Jackson took fourth ahead of Tom Ingram (who achieved his best qualifying position to date) with the MGs of Plato and Tordoff behind them.[12] Collard, Menu and Adam Morgan completed the top ten, with Turkington a notable absentee from the final shootout.[12]

Race 7Edit

The first race of the day saw a repeat performance from Jordan, who took his third win of the season, without any major challenge to his position.[13] Jackson's strong start had seen him leap ahead of the Civic Tourers to claim second early on, although his gradual drop in pace allowed Neal and Shedden to battle with him.[13] Jackson was eventually mugged by both of them just after half distance, with the Civic pair overtaking the Focus within two corners of each other.[13]

Behind the leading cars was Collard, whose strong start saw him claim fifth early on, a position he held onto despite pressure from double champions Plato and Menu throughout.[13] Turkington had the made the most impressive gains on his starting position, finishing eight after starting the race in thirteenth.[13]

Race 8Edit

The eighth race of the season had an early end, after Rob Austin and Nick Foster came together at Church corner, damaging the crash barrier at the edge of the circuit.[14] Shedden won the race, despite losing time after running wide early on (rejoining ahead of team mate Neal who slowed to allow him to rejoin).[14] Jordan finished second, having only lost the lead after a slide on lap 11, while also fending off the early challenge of Collard.[14] Neal and Jackson battled for fourth and fifth respectively, with Jackson's team mate Fabrizio Giovanardi finishing tenth and starting on pole in race three.[14]

Further down there were numerous incidents, with Chris Stockton crashing out and Warren Scott retiring with damage after contact with Dan Welch.[14] However, the incident between Austin and Foster topped the lot.[14] Contact between the pair at Church, the fastest corner in England, saw Austin run wide, bouncing his car across the grass before rejoining.[14] Foster, on the other hand, was sent at almost 100 mph into the barrier, having spun his car so that the rear would hit first.[14] The car flipped over the barrier as a result of the impact, but Foster was uninjured.[14]

Race 9Edit

Turkington was able to prove his race craft effectively once more, climbing from first to fifth on the opening lap to win the race.[15] Turkington won the race despite two restarts after safety cars, with the Airwaves Racing duo of Giovanardi and Jackson had a battle, kept clean by team owner David Bantrum.[15] Jackson ultimately finished ahead of his team mate, with Jordan finishing a lonely fourth and Shedden fifth.[15] Jack Goff slipped down from second to sixth, after Collard and Neal made contact at the start of the final lap, sending Collard down to tenth and Neal to 23rd.[15]

The two safety cars were caused by seperate incidents at the same corner, Church.[15] Ollie Jackson went off first, hitting and stopping in the barrier, emerging from his car unscathed.[15] The second incident saw Simon Belcher mimic Foster's crash, with his car also rolling itself over the barrier.[15] Scott retired once again, as did the pair of United Autosports Toyota Avensises.[15]

4th Round: Oulton ParkEdit

BTCC made its annual visit to Oulton Park on the 7th and 8th of June.[2] The circuit hosted races ten, eleven and twelve of the season, using the longer International Circuit last used by the BTCC in 1996.

QualifyingEdit

In a damp qualifying session, Colin Turkington took pole position after his earliest time in the final session of qualifting proved to be the quickest, with Jack Clarke putting his car into the barrier, bringing the session to an early end with a red flag.[16] Plato joined Turkington on the front row, with Shedden the only Honda in the top ten (Jordan qualified in thirteenth with Neal fourteenth).[16] Rob Collard demonstrated that the BMW 125i had genuine pace by qualifying fourth, with the third BMW of Nick Foster also in the top ten.[16] Rob Austin and Marc Hynes obtained their best qualifying results of the season by obtaining sixth and eighth respectively.[16]

Race 10Edit

In a rather tame first race of the day, Turkington led from start to finish to take his third win of the year, with team mate Collard finishing second after an excellent start.[17] Plato joined the BMWs on the podium, with Neal and Jordan struggling to gain on their low starting positions (finishing thirteenth and fifteenth respectively).[17] Shedden held onto fourth after challenging Plato, with Austin beating Sam Tordoff to fifth.[17] Hynes secured his first top ten finish with tenth, while Foster held up a group of cars that represented eight to twelfth for much of the race.[17]

Race 11Edit

Turkington and Collard repeated their performances in race one, taking first and second again without being troubled from behind.[18] Austin claimed his first podium of the season after Sherman leapt ahead of Plato and Shedden at the start, with Plato looking to retake the position early on before settling for fourth.[18] Jordan and Neal again struggled to climb through the order, with Jordan being sent into a spin after contact with Alain Menu.[18]

The only major incident in the race saw Dave Newsham's car sent into the barrier at high speed after contact with Jack Goff.[18] The safety car was called and Newsham's day ended when Goff tried to get past the Focus after Jordan had done so, sending Newsham straight into the barrier.[18] Although unhurt, Newsham was unable to attend the day's final race as the car's subframe had been punctured.[18]

Race 12Edit

In between the second and final races of the day, Oulton Park received a rain shower, leading to damp conditions for the final race.[19] The reverse-grid draw at the end of the day's second race had placed Aron Smith on pole, although the latter would go on to take his second (and CHROME Edition Restart Racing's first) victory of his career, fending off Shedden on the drying conditions.[19] An intense race saw Plato and Turkington come to blows, with Plato giving Turkington a slight tap to get past for third.[19]

The race itself got off to an explosive start, with Neal, Hunter Abbott and Goff all coming together at the first corner, bringing out the safety car.[19] Ingram also retired on that lap with an electrical problem, ending his hopes of a first win, while Robb Holland's car died in the closing stages.[19] A notable performance was made by James Cole, who was the only driver to start on slick tyres.[19] Although out of contention for most of the race, the drying track saw him claim the point for fastest lap by over four seconds, finishing twentieth.[19]

5th Round: CroftEdit

The Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire hosted the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth races of the season.[1] After the conclusion of race fifteen on the 29th of June, the BTCC began its annual summer break, and is set to re-group on the 2nd of August.

QualifyingEdit

Colin Turkington, continuing his form from Oulton Park, broke the qualifying lap record to take pole position for round thirteen of the season.[20] He had spent the early part of qualifying in a battle with Jason Plato and Andrew Jordan for pole, but (after Alain Menu's spin caused a mid-session stoppage) was able to put a lap strong enough to give him pole by a significant margin.[20] Plato went on to qualifying second, while the two Honda Civic Tourers of Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal jumped ahead of Jordan.[20] Rob Collard took sixth in his BMW in an attempt to support Turkington, with Sam Tordoff, Adam Morgan, Menu and Rob Austin completing the top ten.[20]

Race 13Edit

After taking pole on Saturday, Turkington took a lights to flag victory in the first race on Sunday, with Shedden a lonely second.[21] However, it was the battle for third that the attention was on.[21] Plato, whose start saw him lose out to Shedden, was forced to defend his position from Turkington's team mate Collard, and battle was later joined by Jordan and Neal in their Hondas.[21] Plato's careful positioning into every corner, particularly into the Complex, was enough to prevent Collard from getting onto the podium.[21]

The race got off with a bang, with Neal being sent off the circuit by Jordan at the start (having swung his car across the front of the older Civic).[21] Neal's return to the circuit caused Nick Foster, Morgan and Austin to collect each other, sending Foster into the pits, Morgan into retirement and Austin into a fight from the back.[21] Numerous incidents were seen up and down the field, with the most popular part to be removed from the cars being the left headlight and wing.[21]

Race 14Edit

A carbon copy of race one of the day saw Turkington take another dominant victory, with Shedden in another lonely drive to second.[22] Matt Neal managed to evade the Plato road block earliest to obtain third, but was later disqualified for a ride height issue.[22] Hence, Collard was promoted to third in the final standings, while Jordan was promoted to fourth.[22] Plato fell to sixth, although contact with former team mate Menu saw the latter sent backwards into the tyre barrier at turn one.[22] Mat Jackson claimed seventh, while his Airwaves Racing team mate Fabrizio Giovanardi claimed tenth, later drawing himself for pole for the final race of the day.[22]

As with race one, numerous minor incidents were the order of the day, with more headlights vanishing as the race went on. The only major incident (other than the Plato/Menu contact) saw Giovanardi clip the tyre barrier at the chicane, pushing it onto the track on the final lap.[22] The only car to collect the tyres was Hunter Abbott, who had been competitive the whole weekend until that point.[22]

Race 15Edit

In the chaos that many predicted would occur in the final race of the day, before the summer break where the cars would be rebuilt, Turkington would retire with a clutch issue, combined with a puncture after running wide.[23] This allowed Jordan and Shedden to close in the title battle, with Jordan taking victory and Shedden third.[23] Collard claimed second in an eventful race, which saw incidents from the start which brought out the first safety car of the day.[23] After the race, Shedden was given a five second penalty, demoting him to fourth, and promoting Mat Jackson to third.[23]

Jordan initially tapped pole sitter Giovanardi at the fast Sunny section, sending Giovanardi into another tyre barrier and costing him the front bumper of his car (he would later retire with a leaking radiator).[23] Jack Goff made contact with Tom Ingram at Clervaux, ending both driver's chance of taking victory, with Ingram retiring.[23] Matt Neal, forced to start from the back of the grid after his exclusion from race two, was involved in a three car pile up with the unfortunate Austin and Warren Scott , with all three able to continue although all lost time.[23]

The final race before summer also saw one of the closest finishes in BTCC history, with Morgan taking fifth from Goff on the line.[23] The official time between the pair was declared as 0.001s, all but invisible to the human eye.[23] Other close battles saw Martin Depper claim eleventh from Abbott by 0.082s, as well as two seconds seperating Morgan in fifth to Plato in tenth.[23]

6th Round: SnettertonEdit

After the summer break, the BTCC headed to Snetterton on the 2nd of August for practice and qualifying.[2] The 3rd of August played host to races sixteen, seventeen and eighteen of the year. The meeting was noted for being the first since the 1980s in which a Vauxhall built car had not been entered, after CHROME Edition Restart Racing replaced their two Vauxhall Insignias with VW CCs.[24] The paddock was also informed of the death of former driver Mike Smith the day before the meeting.[24]

QualifyingEdit

Jason Plato claimed pole at a circuit which he has virtually made his own, after an accident in first practice meant Andrew Jordan could not qualify on medical grounds.[25] Team mate Sam Tordoff will start race sixteen from the second row, after Colin Turkington (second) produced an impressive lap (on a circuit which WSR expect to be the toughest for the BMW 125i) to beat the second MG, with Matt Neal claiming third.[25] Alain Menu claimed fifth, with Tom Ingram seperating Menu from team mate Aron Smith.[25] Adam Morgan, Mat Jackson and Jack Goff completed the top ten, after Gordon Shedden failed to get into the final part of qualifying, and Fabrizio Giovanardi penalised (at the previous round) and starting from the back.[25]

Race 16Edit

Plato took his second win of the year by claiming victory at Snetterton in the first race of the day, beating Turkington in a lights-to-flag victory.[24] The MG and the BMW streamed away from the chasing pack, led home by Neal and Morgan, after Tordoff retired on the first lap.[24] Menu had led the chase behind the leaders early on, darting to third from fifth on the grid, before Neal and team mate Smith caught him (Smith benefitting from a move which saw himself, Shedden and Morgan overtake Ingram in one corner).[24] The VW CCs ran, quite literally, door to door for a time, although Menu was able to stay ahead of his team mate, before Morgan took the pair of them in the closing stages, as he hunted down Neal in an attempt to claim a maiden podium for the Mercedes Benz A Class.[24]

Accidents were less frequent than they had been at Oulton Park, although the race did get off with a barge, as Tordoff (who had pulled off to the side at the second corner with no brakes) dragged dust onto the circuit, causing the pack to close up behind him.[24] This led to contact between Nick Foster and Dave Newsham, although not serious enough to put either car out of the race.[24] At the end of the first lap, Marc Hynes was pushed off the circuit by Jack Goff, before the former put Daniel Welch out after a crash between them as Hynes tried to recover.[24] Impressive drives were produced by Jordan, who fought from the pitlane to take sixteenth, and Fabrizio Giovanardi, who started thirty first and finished thirteenth, a demonstration that he had lost none of his speed.[24]

Race 17Edit

Almost a carbon-copy of race one, as Plato took victory from Turkington, although he would have to battle with the championship leader for it for much of the race.[26] Turkington gained the upperhand, his lighter BMW jumping ahead of the MG at the start, before Menu's crash into the barrier (which meant he would start last in race three) brought the safety car into play at the end of lap one.[26] After the restart, Turkington and Plato ran nose to tail, before the latter slipped past at Montreal, taking the lead and going on to win (although Turkington kept within half a second throughout).[26] Shedden claimed third, after Neal looked to allow him past at the same corner that Plato slipped past Turkington.[26] Morgan battled with Neal for fifth, while Smith managed to fend off the recovering Tordoff (who had an impressive drive to claim ninth) and Hynes' MGs to claim eighth (and later be drawn as the pole sitter for race three).[26]

Major incidents, other than Menu's crash at the start saw Jordan, who had got into the top ten at the start, put himself into a spin after trying to overtake Rob Collard on the outside of the hairpin (with Collard already on the outside of Goff in the three way battle that had emerged).[26] Jordan recovered to fifteenth, but was withdrawn from race three with "signs of exhaustion" following the race, having had his shunt in the first practice session the day before.[26] Jackson and Giovanardi finished a half race squabble between themselves on the line, with Jackson edging out the Italian for sixth.[26]

Race 18Edit

Smith led from start to finish, claiming his third (and CHROME Edition Restart Racing's second) victory of the year, having defended from the Airwaves cars of Giovanardi and Jackson for most of the race.[27] Morgan sat in fourth in the early stages, before a tap by Neal put him down to sixth, with Shedden stalking the MG of Plato down in eighth.[27] The top eight ran together for most of the race, with Jackson taking (and staying) second from his team mate, until Turkington ran into the back of Neal, sending the Honda into a spin.[27]

Morgan and Neal's demise allowed Tordoff and Collard to catch the leading group, with the top eight seperated by two and a half seconds going into the penultimate lap.[27] Three corners from the end, Giovanardi ran wide, allowing everyone bar Collard to get past, before contact between the two sent Gio into a spin, ultimately putting him down to thirteenth.[27] Turkington was promoted to the podium after Giovanardi ran wide, extending his lead over Shedden.[27]

Another impressive drive came from Menu, who started in thirtieth but finished fourteenth, keeping his Jack Sears Trophy lead intact, while Glynn Geddie added to his points tally by claiming twelfth.[27]

7th Round: KnockhillEdit

The 2014 season's only visit to Scotland was held at the Knockhill Circuit on the 23rd and 24th of August.[2] Prior to the weekend, the BTCC celebrated the 50th anniversary of legendary racer Jim Clark's BTCC title in 1964.[28] The current cars of Gordon Shedden, Glynn Geddie, Dave Newsham and Aiden Moffat were driven across the Forth Bridge, accompanied by Clark's Lotus Cortina that took him to the title.[28]

QualifyingEdit

Despite the celebration of Scotland's greatest racer, none of the current Scots could get pole, with Shedden coming closest by claiming fourth.[29] His time was beaten by Andrew Jordan (third), Rob Austin (who produced a last gasp effort to claim second) and Sam Tordoff, who took his first pole of the season.[29] However, Tordoff's time was flattened by Colin Turkington, whose time of 51.705s should have given him pole, if not for misdermeanour putting him eight places back (carried over from an incident at Snetterton).[29] Matt Neal beat Jason Plato for fifth, while Nick Foster and Rob Collard got into the top ten, although Collard would have to start from last after committing a third offence in the previous race.[29] Geddie claimed his best qualifying result with eleventh, while Newsham and Moffat had a more quiet session.[29]

Race 19Edit

The first race of the day in Scotland saw Matt Neal claim an unexpected victory, after a high-contact display by the entire field,[30] 27 laps started with Neal behind the battle between Shedden and Jordan for third, while Tordoff managed to keep the fast starting Audi of Austin from taking the lead at the front.[30] A sign of things to come was seen on lap five, as contact between Austin and Shedden sent the Audi back to fifth.[30] Shedden was involved again less than ten laps later, this time coming together with old foe Jordan, putting the Englishman in the gravel and out.[30] Neal sneaked past the two, coming up and then overtaking Tordoff soon after.[30]

Meanwhile, Plato, Mat Jackson and Turkington fought a freocious battle for fifth, with Jackson eventually winning the battle, as he Plato and Turkington came together, sending Turkington into the gravel and out.[30] Turkington's visit to the gravel brought the safety car out, with Tordoff retiring during it with an unknown mechanical issue.[30] After the restart Neal pulled away, with Shedden battling against Austin for second, and Plato suddenly discovering some speed in his pursuit of Jackson.[30] The order broadly stayed the same after the safety car, with incidents further down claiming Geddie, Daniel Welch and Robb Holland, the latter two coming together after Welch threw his car over the curb in a failed attempt to avoid the American.[30]

Race 20Edit

The start of the 20th race of the year was a controversial, as Neal, starting from pole, was judged to have jumped the start.[31] Regardless, his start was good enough to keep Austin at bay, until he received note of his penalty.[31] As this happened, Austin tried an ambitious move around the outside of the Honda at turn one, only to run wide.[31] His return to the track saw him hit Shedden, who was sent into a spin that left him at the back of the field, with Austin recovering to third, as Plato and Jackson snuck through to take first and second after Neal's penalty sent him to the back.[31] Jackson, Plato and Austin held station, with Jackson pulling away to take an easy victory for the first time in two years, with Austin just missing out on second after a long dice with Plato.[31]

Behind them came Turkington, whose title challenge was boosted by his drive from last to fourth, as he worked with team mates Nick Foster and Rob Collard (whom had produced a similar drive to get to twelfth in the first race of the day) to come through the pack.[31] Collard used Turkington to get to fifth overall, following his champion team mate past Adam Morgan, while Tom Ingram, Dave Newsham and Fabrizio Giovanardi completed the top ten.[31] Despite a relatively tame feel to the race, the circuit was still littered with parts after the race.[31]

Race 21Edit

The final race of the day was very successful for both West Surrey Racing and Dunlop, who celebrated one of their most impressive races of the weekend.[32] For Dunlop joy came from the fact that the soft version of the Dunlop Sport Maxx tyre won all three races of the day, a first for the championship.[32] For WSR, their three cars claimed first, third and fourth in the race, after Foster drew himself for pole after race two.[32] As it was, Collard claimed victory, sweeping past his team mate to take the win early on.[32] Foster slipped behind Newsham soon after, with Turkington battling with his team mate and Ingram.[32] Ingram soon departed the track as Giovanardi had done, while Shedden and Jordan worked together to get through the field.[32] Foster was eventually passed by Turkington, but neither could force their way past Newsham.[32]

Morgan, Alain Menu, Ingram and Plato filled the final top ten positions, after Plato and Austin came together at the hairpin, leaving Austin to struggle at the tail end of the points.[32]

8th Round: RockinghamEdit

Returning to England, the Rockingham Motor Speedway hosted the 8th round of the 2014 season on the 6th/7th of September.[1] eBay Motors were expected to struggle around Rockingham, although they were in a better position than Team Dynamics and Pirtek Racing, both of whom were frustrated by a lack of boost power.

QualifyingEdit

Despite the expected struggle for power, the BMWs and Hondas produced impressive qualifying positions for the first Rockingham race, with Colin Turkington (hampered by 45kg of ballast) taking second, Gordon Shedden (in the first Dynamics Honda) fourth.[33] Andrew Jordan would claim fifth with Matt Neal ninth, but that did not tell the whole story of qualifying.[33] The MGs were to be the more dominant car of the day, with all three in the top ten, Marc Hynes taking his best qualiy result in seventh.[33] Jason Plato pushed hard early on to take third, although him and Turkington were more than half a second off the impressive Sam Tordoff, whom took his second pole position in as many meetings.[33]

Race 22Edit

It would be an undramatic maiden win for Turkington at Rockingham in the first race of the day, as he jumped Tordoff at the start and never looked back.[34] Tordoff was left to fend off team mate Plato for second, after the latter survived a tap from Shedden in the opening stages.[34] Shedden was sent into a spin, and spent the rest of the race trying to recover, as a brawl for fourth became the main focus for the race.[34] 

Adam Morgan took over the position after Shedden caught his spin, although the Mercedes A-Class clearly needed more development, as he backed up the remainder of the top ten for most of the race.[34] This group included Alain Menu, who suffered a poor start, but was making his way to through the pack with in a rivival of his old form.[34] An impressive double pass over the Airwaves machines (after Fabrizio Giovanardi tapped the back of team mate Mat Jackson) left the Swiss in the best position to attack Morgan, taking fourth on the penultimate lap.[34]

The race also produced one safety car appearance, after an incident at the second corner.[34] Lea Wood's Toyota (whether assisted or otherwise), came off the banking in a slide, going onto the grass on the inside of the hairpin.[34] Unable to slow down, he hit Warren Scott hard enough to make the Toyota Avensis look more like a hatch back then a saloon car.[34] Both were thankfully unhurt, although Scott would not appear in either of the following races.[34]

Race 23 Edit

A repeat performance by Turkington gave him another lights to flag victory over the MGs, as Plato got the better of Tordoff to claim second, and give Turkington a race long headache.[35] Tordoff had slipped behind Menu at the start, but an impressive move on the double champion put him back ahead on lap three.[35] Adam Morgan and Andrew Jordan came to blows in the early stages, while Giovanardi and Jackson proved in separable in the opening phases.[35]

The race saw a reversal of the Airwaves battle, as Jackson gave Gio a handy tap to get past, while Shedden (who took to the grass at the start to void a potential accident and lost time), dragged Rob Austin and Jordan through the field.[35] Jordan swung past the Audi and then the new Tourer on the same lap (Austin also pushing 'Sherman' past the Scot in short order), before carving his way past Menu and Jackson in the closing stages.[35] He would be followed by Austin (who dived past Menu on the last lap) in fifth, with the Swiss driver taking sixth and getting drawn on pole for the final race of the day.[35]

There were no major incidents of note in the second Rockingham rumble, although a mention must be made of Hunter Abbott.[35] Despite qualifying dead last for the first race, Abbott used 'Panzer' (the adopted name of the second Audi) to climb to tenth over the first and second races, taking his best result of the season.[35] This change meant he took the lead in the Jack Sears Trophy.[35]

Race 24 Edit

Despite taking pole, Menu would be unable to claim a first victory of his return, as Austin claimed a popular victory for himself and Exocet Racing in the final race of the day.[36] Having jumped the Swiss driver at the start, the pair pulled a small lead over the rest of the pack, as a brawl for third saw Jordan claim the final podium spot after a defensive battle for sixteen laps.[36]

Jordan started third, and came under immediate pressue from championship leader Turkington, who used the superior starting ability of the BMW to jump from sixth to fourth.[36] Despite this, however, he could not find a way past the Honda Civic, and was soon joined by Jackson and Plato in the increasingly frantic battle.[36] Despite Rob Collard joining the group late on, the order remained unchanged, although Plato did fall to the second BMW, after his soft tyres began to suffer from heavy wear.[36]

The race's only accident removed the impressive Abbott, Marc Hynes and Shedden, with all three coming together on the first lap.[36] The damage done to each car was enough to put all of them out, although none of the drivers were injured. Shedden's chances of the title were harmed, however, as a dream day for Turkington put him 64 points ahead of the Scot, while MG took the lead in the Manufacturers battle with Honda.[36]

9th Round: SilverstoneEdit

The "Home of British Motorsport" hosted the penultimate round of the season.[2] Colin Turkington remained at the head of the championship, with Jason Plato and Gordon Shedden the only two drivers with a realistic chance of beating him. Before the weekend, however, Team Dynamics were handed a £25,000 fine, as a result of comments made by Matt Neal after the Rockingham event.[37] The team were also accused of "bringing the Championship, the TOCA officials and the organisation into disrepute", meaning their Licenses would be withdrawn.[37] The latter punishment was suspended until the 31st of December 2015, when the decision will be reviewed in light of Team Dynamics actions between the incident and the review date.[37]

Glynn Geddie was also suspended by United Autosports, having been charged with drink driving after Rockingham.[38] Although he denied the charge, Luke Hines was brought in to replace him for the remainder of the season.[38]

Qualifying Edit

For Plato, the weekend would get off to the best possible start, as he claimed pole position (the third in a row for MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save).[25] He was joined, however, by Turkington, whom showed that he had to pace to prevent any serious harm to his championship lead being dealt by the local lad.[25] The Northern Irishman was almost displaced by the second MG of Sam Tordoff (just 0.003s slower), while Silverstone specialist Mat Jackson pushed hard to take fourth on the grid.[25] Away from the front, however, were some of the other big names in the BTCC, with Fabrizio Giovanardi in 19th, with the Hondas of Team Dynamics and Pirtek Racing joining him (giving a total of seven championships on the ninth and tenth rows).[25] The day was also rather drab for Dave Newsham, who spun on cold tyres a put himself out of the session early on.[25]

Race 25 Edit

For Plato, the first race went perfectly, although he did have to concede one point to championship rival Colin Turkington, whom led the first three laps.[39] Despite falling behind the Northern Irishman at the start (as almost all predicted), Plato slipped the MG past the BMW on the third lap, safe in the knowledge that Turkington would not put up a robust challenge (which may have cost him more points through contact).[39] Jackson disposed of Tordoff at the start to claim the final podium place, defending early on from Tordoff, and the VW CCs of Alain Menu and Aron Smith.[39]

Behind them came a late battle for seventh, as Rob Collard took Rob Austin (ninth) and Marc Hynes (eighth) during the final two laps through a pair daring moves.[39] A race long battle saw Tom Ingram, Gordon Shedden, Giovanardi, Jack Clarke and Matt Neal glued together, although the battle was ended late on after Shedden aided Ingram into the gravel.[39] Despite numerous battles, there were very few incidents other than the one mentioned.[39]

Race 26 Edit

It was a copy-paste result for the top two in the second race of the day, as Plato once again battled past Turkington after the latter's great getaway to take victory, reclaiming the lead a lap earlier than he did before.[40] It was all change behind, however, as Jackson and Tordoff fell down the field late on. Tordoff's tumble began earlier, as he fell victim to Menu and Smith in the closing stages, falling into the sights of the charging Italian before the final lap (although he held Gio off to take sixth).[40] Jackson's drop began on the penultimate lap, as he fell the Swiss driver, although his tyres held on long enough to see him beat Smith.[40]

Behind them (and Andrew Jordan who had a quiet race) came a brawl that left Collard in poor shape.[40] The BMW had chewed up its soft tyres early on, and by the penultimate lap, Collard was under pressure from Warren Scott, Clarke and Shedden.[40] As he headed towards the final lap, Collard slipped sideways as Jack Clarke (who produced an impressive move to take him and Scott) returned to the track having run wide.[40] To pair hit, with the sideways momentum of the BMW sending Collard into a barrel roll. The BMW suffered heavy damage, with Collard visibly shaken and winded as he emerged from the upside down eBay Motors machine.[40] He later went to hospital for scans, but was given the all clear before the end of the day.[40]

Other than Collard's accident, the race did not see any other incidents of note.[40]

Race 27 Edit

The final race of the day was won by Silverstone specialist Mat Jackson, whom beat his double champion team mate off the line to claim the second victory of the year for Airwaves.[41] Aron Smith claimed second in the early stages to prevent a potential Airwaves 1-2, as Giovanardi fell away to cause a battle between five of the BTCC's champions over the final podium place.[41] James Cole, Martin Depper and Robb Holland collided on the first lap to bring out the only safety car of the day, all three retiring.[41] With the field bunched up, the race got fully underway as the champions gathered.[41]

After Smith dispatched Giovanardi, the Italian fell into the sights of Turkington, who waited until the nineteenth lap to make his real move.[41] After ducking a weaving behind the Ford for most of the race, Turkington slid down the inside at Woodcote, the pair leaning on each other, door to door, across the line.[41] This allowed Menu to nose his VW up the inside taking the pair into copse, with Plato making it four as they approached Becketts. Plato gave a slight tap to Turkington, which forced the BMW into the Ford.[41] As Gio fought to keep the now sliding Focus in the right direction, Andrew Jordan joined the fray as the new look quartet head into Brooklands.[41] As all four dived on the brakes, Turkington slipped into third, with Plato, Menu and Jordan emerging in that order behind him.[41] The fight continued until the end, although there were no changes.[41]

Other than the early safety car, the final race was another quiet one for the marshals.[41]

10th Round: Brands Hatch GPEdit

The season's second visit to Brands Hatch saw the drivers compete on the grand prix circuit.[2] The final three races of the season were held on the 12th of October.[1] It came down to the final meeting of the season to decide the championship, although, in truth, Colin Turkington only needed a single top ten finish in one of the three races, assuming Jason Plato won all three, to take the championship. It was a similar story in the Independent's Trophy, while eBay Motors only required minor points to take the team's championships.

Prior to the meeting, Rotek Racing (who had announced that Tony Gilham would race for them at Brands Hatch) would not attend the weekend.[42] This was due to the damage sustained to their Audi S3 Saloon at Silverstone, despite battling throughout the two week gap to repair her.[42]

Qualifying Edit

Plato needed to take pole position in the final qualifying session of the year and that is exactly what he did. In a session affected by an earlier storm, Plato used his MG on a drying track to set a stunning time, moments before the red flag was brought out.[43] Dave Newsham was the cause, having spun at the Sheene Curve and beached himself in the gravel.[44] Sam Tordoff ensured a Triple Eight one-two, as the team looked to beat Honda Team Dynamics in the manufacturer's championship for the first time.[44] Gordon Shedden claimed third (keeping up the pressure on Triple Eight) while Turkington used his inherent pace to take fourth, the best possible start for him in his mind.[44]

Race 28 Edit

Turkington's first opportunity of the day to take the title was taken in the first race of the day, despite Plato taking a dominant victory.[45] The Northern Irishman jumped ahead of Shedden off the line, before attempting to take the second MG of Tordoff at Paddock Hill Bend.[45] Although he failed to get past, Turkington was content to sit in third, as it would mean he only had to score a single point to take the title.[45] This point was awarded to him after he set the fastest lap of the race, meaning the Ulster man took his second BTCC crown.[45]

Away from the title, there was chaos at the start, caused by contact between Shedden and Fabrizio Giovanardi led to a series of collisions further down.[45] Shedden was tipped into a slide by the Italian, before getting broadsided by Rob Austin's favoured charger 'Sherman'.[45] Dave Newsham was the next driver to come across the accident, with Jack Goff tucked up behind him. Newsham jinked to the inside in time to miss the developing accident, but the unfortunate Goff had no chance to react.[45] As he slammed on the brakes, Alain Menu could do little to smack the back of the new VW CC, putting the youngster into the air.[45] Matt Neal and Hunter Abbot also came together in the chaos, with the former being flown to hospital for scans.[45]

After the track had been cleaned, the race resumed with Tordoff leading, but he was soon told to allow Plato into the lead.[45] Rob Collard was making an impressive drive further down, climbing from 23rd to 7th in the first seven laps (eventually taking sixth in the closing stages).[45] Warren Scott's race was ended early after a heavy crash after contact with Nick Foster, with his car's removal causing a second safety car.[45]

Race 29 Edit

With the title over, Turkington could show the field what he could do, a fact which saw him take the lead at the start.[46] His lead was confirmed after the safety car emerged for the third time that day, as Menu put himself into a slide which put him into the barrier and out.[46] After the restart, Turkington led into Paddock Hill Bend, only to be put into the gravel by a clumsy Plato.[46] Plato went on to win the race, but the Oxfordshire man was demoted to thirteenth for causing the accident.[46] His demotion promoted Adam Morgan to the top step of the podium for the first time. It was also the first time in BTCC history that a Mercedes Benz had won a race outright.[46]

Morgan was joined by Tordoff on the podium, having had to fight for his victory.[46] After the contact between BMW and MG, Mat Jackson pounced to take the lead, taking Collard and Morgan with him. His lead would only last half a lap, however, as he ran wide and slipped on the grass, handing the lead to Collard.[46] Morgan then applied pressure to Collard over the remaining distance, taking the lead with three laps to go. He then lost the lead to Plato, but was later rewarded with victory after the race.[46]

Further down there was an impressive drive by Shedden who came from the back to take seventh, while the field was almost given a scare by Giovanardi.[46] The Italian former champion ran wide at Sheene Curve, putting the Ford into a spin.[46] Gio slammed his foot onto the throttle to stop the spin, coming back across the track infront of a group of cars.[46] As the tyres burned themselves to smoke, the Gio saved the spin, only for the car to spin the other way.[46] As the smoke cleared, there was, fortunately no damage, with the only evidence of the incident four new black marks across the track.[46]

Race 30 Edit

The heavens opened shortly before the third race of the day, which would be led off the line by Jack Clarke.[47] Plato had been pushed to the back for his third penalty of the year, although he decided to start in the pit lane to avoid the usual Paddock Hill Bend chaos.[47] Yet it would be Gordon Shedden who claimed the final victory of the season, the Scot having had to battle past the young gun Clarke and a fast starting Nick Foster during the race.[47] Clarke was challenged by Aron Smith and Mat Jackson in the latter part of the race, but held on to take his first BTCC podium.[47]

A late safety car brought the field together after a spin for Martin Depper left him stranded at the side of the track, which allowed Plato to climb through the order to seventh after his earlier gamble came to nothing.[47] His progress slightly overshadowed that of Dave Newsham, who drove to twelfth from the back to take the Jack Sears Trophy for 2014.[47] There were also impressive performances by defeated champion Andrew Jordan (who stopped Plato's progress) while Marc Hynes took an unexpected top ten finish in the final race of the season.[47]

EntrantsEdit

Below is a table of the teams and drivers entered for the 2014 Season.

Entry List
Nat No. Name Team Car Rounds
Constructor's Championship
United Kingdom 4 Matt Neal Honda Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Tourer All
United Kingdom 52 Gordon Shedden All
United Kingdom 88 Sam Tordoff MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save MG6 GT All
United Kingdom 99 Jason Plato All
Independents Championship
United Kingdom 1 Andrew Jordan Pirtek Racing Honda Civic All
United Kingdom 30 Martin Depper All
United Kingdom 5 Colin Turkington eBay Motors BMW 125i Sport All
United Kingdom 10 Rob Collard All
United Kingdom 18 Nick Foster All
United Kingdom 6 Mat Jackson Airwaves Racing Ford Focus ST Mk.III All
Italian Republin 7 Fabrizio Giovanardi All
United Kingdom 17 Dave Newsham AmD Tuning.com All
United Kingdom 44 Jack Clarke Crabbie's Racing All
Swiss Confederation 9 Alain Menu CHROME Edition Restart Racing VW CC All
Republic of Ireland 40 Árón Smith All
United Kingdom 39 Warren Scott Vauxhall Insignia* All
United Kingdom 31 Jack Goff RCIB Insurance Racing All
United Kingdom 11 Simon Belcher Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis All
United Kingdom 20 James Cole United Autosports All
United Kingdom 21 Glynn Geddie 1-8
Flag of England 23 Luke Hines 9-10
United Kingdom 43 Lea Wood Houseman Racing All
United Kingdom 80 Tom Ingram Speedworks Motorsport All
United Kingdom 12 Daniel Welch STP Racing with Sopp & Sopp Proton Persona All
United Kingdom 48 Ollie Jackson All
United Kingdom 16 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Chevrolet Cruze 4dr All
United Kingdom 28 Chris Stockton Power Maxed Racing All
United Kingdom 33 Adam Morgan WIX Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class All
United Kingdom 54 Hunter Abbott AlcoSense Breathalysers Racing Audi A4 All
United Kingdom 101 Rob Austin Exocet Racing All
United States 67 Robb Holland Rotek Racing Audi S3 Saloon 1-9
United Kingdom 888 Marc Hynes Quantel Bifold Racing MG6 GT All

* The Vauxhall Insignia was replaced by the VW CC after round 5.

StandingsEdit

The final standings of the 2014 BTCC Championship are shown below, with individual championships divided into separate tables.

DriversEdit

Below are the final standings for the 2014 Driver's Championship and the Independent Driver's Championship.

 
2014 Driver's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1 Northern Ireland Colin Turkington 434
2 Flag of England Jason Plato 399
3 Flag of Scotland Gordon Shedden 349
4 Flag of England Mat Jackson 316
5 Flag of England Andrew Jordan 310
6 Flag of England Rob Collard 277*
7 Flag of England Sam Tordoff 255
8 Flag of England Matt Neal 207
9 Republic of Ireland Aron Smith 201
10 Flag of England Adam Morgan 185
11 Swiss Confederation Alain Menu 176
12 Flag of England Rob Austin 147
13 Italian Republin Fabrizio Giovanardi 138*
14 Flag of England Tom Ingram 121
15 Flag of England Jack Goff 119
16 Flag of England Nick Foster 101
17 Flag of Scotland Dave Newsham 70
18 Flag of England Marc Hynes 54*
19 Flag of England Jack Clarke 50
20 Flag of England Hunter Abbott 20
21 Flag of England Warren Scott 19*
22 Flag of Scotland Glynn Geddie 15
23 Flag of England Martin Depper 14
24 Flag of England Lea Wood 10
25 Flag of Scotland Aiden Moffat 6
26 Flag of England James Cole 5
27 United States Robb Holland 2
28 Flag of England Dan Welch -40
NC Flag of England Ollie Jackson 0
NC Flag of England Luke Hines 0
NC Flag of England Simon Belcher 0
NC Flag of England Chris Stockton 0
2014 Independent Driver's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1 Northern Ireland Colin Turkington 454
2 Flag of England Mat Jackson 396
3 Flag of England Andrew Jordan 366
4 Flag of England Rob Collard 337*
5 Republic of Ireland Aron Smith 259
6 Flag of England Adam Morgan 255
7 Swiss Confederation Alain Menu 245
8 Italian Republin Fabrizio Giovanardi 210*
9 Flag of England Rob Austin 203
10 Flag of England Jack Goff 191
11 Flag of England Tom Ingram 178
12 Flag of England Nick Foster 159
13 Flag of Scotland Dave Newsham 134
14 Flag of England Marc Hynes 119*
15 Flag of England Jack Clarke 100
16 Flag of England Hunter Abbott 53
17 Flag of England Martin Depper 48
18 Flag of England Lea Wood 48
19 Flag of England Warren Scott 47*
20 Flag of Scotland Glynn Geddie 41
21 Flag of Scotland Aiden Moffat 31
22 Flag of England James Cole 18
23 United States Robb Holland 11
24 Flag of England Simon Belcher 5
25 Flag of England Luke Hines 2
26 Flag of England Ollie Jackson 2
27 Flag of England Chris Stockton 1
28 Flag of England Daniel Welch -36

 

2014 Driver's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1 Northern Ireland


Colin Turkington 434
2 Flag of England Jason Plato 399
3 Flag of Scotland Gordon Shedden 349
4 Flag of England Mat Jackson 316
5 Flag of England Andrew Jordan 310
6 Flag of England Rob Collard 277*
7 Flag of England Sam Tordoff 255
8 Flag of England Matt Neal 207
9 Republic of Ireland


Aron Smith 201
10 Flag of England Adam Morgan 185
11 Swiss Confederation


Alain Menu 176
12 Flag of England Rob Austin 147
13 Italian Republin


Fabrizio Giovanardi 138*
14 Flag of England Tom Ingram 121
15 Flag of England Jack Goff 119
16 Flag of England Nick Foster 101
17 Flag of Scotland Dave Newsham 70
18 Flag of England Marc Hynes 54*
19 Flag of England Jack Clarke 50
20 Flag of England Hunter Abbott 20
21 Flag of England Warren Scott 19*
22 Flag of Scotland Glynn Geddie 15
23 Flag of England Martin Depper 14
24 Flag of England Lea Wood 10
25 Flag of Scotland Aiden Moffat 6
26 Flag of England James Cole 5
27 United States


Robb Holland 2
28 Flag of England Dan Welch -40
NC Flag of England Ollie Jackson 0
NC Flag of England Luke Hines 0
NC Flag of England Simon Belcher 0
NC Flag of England Chris Stockton 0
2014 Independent Driver's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1 Northern Ireland


Colin Turkington 454
2 Flag of England Mat Jackson 396
3 Flag of England Andrew Jordan 366
4 Flag of England Rob Collard 337*
5 Republic of Ireland


Aron Smith 259
6 Flag of England Adam Morgan 255
7 Swiss Confederation


Alain Menu 245
8 Italian Republin


Fabrizio Giovanardi 210*
9 Flag of England Rob Austin 203
10 Flag of England Jack Goff 191
11 Flag of England Tom Ingram 178
12 Flag of England Nick Foster 159
13 Flag of Scotland Dave Newsham 134
14 Flag of England Marc Hynes 119*
15 Flag of England Jack Clarke 100
16 Flag of England Hunter Abbott 53
17 Flag of England Martin Depper 48
18 Flag of England Lea Wood 48
19 Flag of England Warren Scott 47*
20 Flag of Scotland Glynn Geddie 41
21 Flag of Scotland Aiden Moffat 31
22 Flag of England James Cole 18
23 United States


Robb Holland 11
24 Flag of England Simon Belcher 5
25 Flag of England Luke Hines 2
26 Flag of England Ollie Jackson 2
27 Flag of England Chris Stockton 1
28 Flag of England Daniel Welch -36

* Collard, Giovanardi, Hynes and Scott were awarded engine use penalties during the season.

Teams & ConstructorsEdit

Below are the final standings in the various Team and Constructor's championships, divided into each category.

 
2014 Team's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1 United Kingdom eBay Motors 724
2 United Kingdom MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save 643
3 United Kingdom Honda Yuasa Racing 555
4 United Kingdom Airwaves Racing 465
5 United Kingdom Chrome Edition Restart Racing 417
6 United Kingdom Pirtek Racing 325
7 United Kingdom WIX Racing 190
8 United Kingdom Exocet Racing 146
9 United Kingdom Speedworks Motorsport 124
10 United Kingdom AmDTuning.com 76
11 United Kingdom RCIB Insurance Racing 69
12 United Kingdom Quantel Bifold Racing 67
13 United Kingdom Crabbie's Racing 57
14 United States United Autosports 22
15 United Kingdom AlcoSense Breathalysers Racing 22
16 United Kingdom Houseman Racing 13
17 United Kingdom Laser Tools Racing 11*
18 United States Rotek Racing 4
NC United Kingdom Handy Motorsport 0
NC United Kingdom Power Maxed Racing 0
NC United Kingdom STP Racing with Sopp + Sopp 0
2014 Independent Team's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1 United Kingdom eBay Motors 527
2 United Kingdom Airwaves Racing 430
3 United Kingdom Pirtek Racing 413
4 United Kingdom Chrome Edition Restart Racing 394
5 United Kingdom WIX Racing 296
6 United Kingdom Exocet Racing 240
7 United Kingdom Speedworks Motorsport 220
8 United Kingdom AmDTuning.com 200
9 United Kingdom Quantel Bifold Racing 190
10 United Kingdom Crabbie's Racing 188
11 United States United Autosports 138
12 United Kingdom RCIB Insurance Racing 133
13 United Kingdom Houseman Racing 117
14 United Kingdom AlcoSense Breathalysers Racing 101
15 United Kingdom Laser Tools Racing 99*
16 United Kingdom Handy Motorsport 72
17 United States Rotek Racing 56
18 United Kingdom Power Maxed Racing 29*
19 United Kingdom STP Racing with Sopp + Sopp 6*
2014 Constructor's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1 United Kingdom MG / Triple Eight 950
2 United Kingdom Honda / Team Dynamics 855

 

2014 Team's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1 United Kingdom


eBay Motors 724
2 United Kingdom


MG KX Clubcard Fuel Save 643
3 United Kingdom


Honda Yuasa Racing 555
4 United Kingdom


Airwaves Racing 465
5 United Kingdom


Chrome Edition Restart Racing 417
6 United Kingdom


Pirtek Racing 325
7 United Kingdom


WIX Racing 190
8 United Kingdom


Exocet Racing 146
9 United Kingdom


Speedworks Motorsport 124
10 United Kingdom


AmDTuning.com 76
11 United Kingdom


RCIB Insurance Racing 69
12 United Kingdom


Quantel Bifold Racing 67
13 United Kingdom


Crabbie's Racing 57
14 United States


United Autosports 22
15 United Kingdom


AlcoSense Breathalysers Racing 22
16 United Kingdom


Houseman Racing 13
17 United Kingdom


Laser Tools Racing 11*
18 United States


Rotek Racing 4
NC United Kingdom


Handy Motorsport 0
NC United Kingdom


Power Maxed Racing 0
NC United Kingdom


STP Racing with Sopp + Sopp 0
2014 Independent Team's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1 United Kingdom


eBay Motors 527
2 United Kingdom


Airwaves Racing 430
3 United Kingdom


Pirtek Racing 413
4 United Kingdom


Chrome Edition Restart Racing 394
5 United Kingdom


WIX Racing 296
6 United Kingdom


Exocet Racing 240
7 United Kingdom


Speedworks Motorsport 220
8 United Kingdom


AmDTuning.com 200
9 United Kingdom


Quantel Bifold Racing 190
10 United Kingdom


Crabbie's Racing 188
11 United States


United Autosports 138
12 United Kingdom


RCIB Insurance Racing 133
13 United Kingdom


Houseman Racing 117
14 United Kingdom


AlcoSense Breathalysers Racing 101
15 United Kingdom


Laser Tools Racing 99*
16 United Kingdom


Handy Motorsport 72
17 United States


Rotek Racing 56
18 United Kingdom


Power Maxed Racing 29*
19 United Kingdom


STP Racing with Sopp + Sopp 6*
2014 Constructor's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1 United Kingdom


MG / Triple Eight 950
2 United Kingdom


Honda / Team Dynamics 855

* Denotes the application of an engine penalty.

ChampionsEdit

So Colin Turkington took his second BTCC crown, five years after he first achieved the feat, while also claiming his fourth Independent Driver's title. It was also a successful day for eBay Motors, as they claimed both the Independent and Overall team's championship trophies on the final day of the season. Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff ensured that MG Triple Eight secured their first Manufacturer's title together, with Plato finishing as runner up for the third time.

Dave Newsham also secured his first BTCC title, as his tally of 108 positions gained saw him take the Jack Sears Trophy. He beat returning champion Alain Menu, whom had led the Trophy since the second meeting.

ReferencesEdit

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  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 http://www.btcc.net/2014/06/29/colin-turkington-continues-croft-domination/
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 http://www.btcc.net/2014/06/29/colin-turkington-takes-commanding-double/
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 http://www.btcc.net/2014/06/29/jordan-rejoins-championship-battle-with-race-three-win/
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 http://www.btcc.net/2014/08/03/plato-produces-lights-to-flag-victory/
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 http://www.btcc.net/2014/08/02/plato-plants-his-mg-on-pole/
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 http://www.btcc.net/2014/08/03/plato-out-duels-turkington-to-win-race-two/
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 http://www.btcc.net/2014/08/03/aron-smith-wins-enthralling-finale/
  28. 28.0 28.1 http://www.btcc.net/2014/08/21/btcc-blasts-across-iconic-forth-road-bridge/
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 http://www.btcc.net/2014/08/23/turkington-sets-pace-but-its-tordoffs-pole/
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.7 30.8 http://www.btcc.net/2014/08/24/matt-neal-wins-magnificent-opener/
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 31.6 31.7 http://www.btcc.net/2014/08/24/joy-for-jackson-at-knockhill/
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 http://www.btcc.net/2014/08/24/rob-collard-romps-to-victory-at-knockhill/
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 http://www.btcc.net/2014/09/06/sam-tordoff-storms-to-pole-position/
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 http://www.btcc.net/2014/09/06/sam-tordoff-storms-to-pole-position/
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 http://www.btcc.net/2014/09/07/colin-turkington-sees-off-second-challenge-from-mg/
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 http://www.btcc.net/2014/09/07/austin-tops-the-menu-in-race-three/
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 http://www.btcc.net/2014/09/27/statement-regarding-team-dynamics/
  38. 38.0 38.1 http://www.btcc.net/2014/09/15/united-autosports-statement-glynn-geddie/
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 39.4 39.5 http://www.btcc.net/2014/09/28/jason-plato-wins-silverstone-opener/
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 http://www.btcc.net/2014/09/28/jason-plato-produces-carbon-copy-performance/
  41. 41.00 41.01 41.02 41.03 41.04 41.05 41.06 41.07 41.08 41.09 41.10 http://www.btcc.net/2014/09/28/jackson-wins-while-champions-provide-thriller/
  42. 42.0 42.1 http://www.btcc.net/2014/10/09/rotek-racing-to-miss-final-event-of-2014/
  43. http://www.btcc.net/2014/10/11/jason-plato-storms-to-pole-at-brands-hatch/
  44. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named BHGP
  45. 45.00 45.01 45.02 45.03 45.04 45.05 45.06 45.07 45.08 45.09 45.10 45.11 http://www.btcc.net/2014/10/12/plato-wins-race-but-turkington-is-provisional-champ/
  46. 46.00 46.01 46.02 46.03 46.04 46.05 46.06 46.07 46.08 46.09 46.10 46.11 46.12 http://www.btcc.net/2014/10/12/platos-win-clinches-manufacturers-title-for-mg/
  47. 47.0 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 http://www.btcc.net/2014/10/12/gordon-shedden-scores-final-btcc-win-of-the-season

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