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2015 BTCC Season
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Season Information
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Independents' Championship
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Jack Sears Trophy
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Class Championships
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Season Guide
2014 2016
 The 2015 British Touring Car Championship will be the 58th edition of Britain's most popular motorsport championship. The season is set to run from the 4th of April to the 11th of October, with Brands Hatch book-ending the calender.[1]

RegulationsEdit

The BTCC will continue to use the Next Generation Touring Car regulations that it established in 2011, with 2015 set to be the second season in which only NGTC cars are allowed to compete.[1] The success ballast system is set to be rebalanced, with increased additions to the race winner or championship leader and top five.[2] Rear wheel drive cars will also be forced to place this ballast as far forward as possible.[2]

Other changes include the use of the "Soft" Dunlop Sport Maxx tyres, which must be used once at every round (and three times throughout the season in race one, race two and race three).[2] The grid order for race two will also be based on the fastest lap times from race one, while engines will be evaluated by TOCA and another independent firm to set boost levels at the start of the season.[2] Cosworth and Xtrac will also be involved in the BTCC in 2015, analysing the engine management programmes throughout the year to better balance the starts of FWD and RWD cars.[2]

PointsEdit

2015 will use the same points system that has been in use since 2012, with points awarded from first to fifteenth in each race. Additional points will also be awarded for fastest lap, pole position and/or leading a lap.

2015 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

This section is for a round by round report for each race of the season.

First Round: Brands Hatch IndyEdit

The BTCC will begin with its psuedo-traditional start at Brands Hatch, with the field gathering at the Kent circuit to use the smaller Indy format.[1] The weekend of the 4th to the 5th of April is set as the date.[1]

Second Round: Donington ParkEdit

Donington Park will play host to the second meeting of the season, with races four through to six held on the 19th of April.[1]

Third Round: ThruxtonEdit

Hampshire's Thruxton circuit will provide the field with the seventh, eight and ninth races of the season.[1] The BTCC is scheduled to visit on the 9th and 10th of May.[1]

Fourth Round: Oulton ParkEdit

The field will experience the more familiar (to the BTCC atleast) Island format of the Cheshire circuit, after using the extended format in 2014.[1] The three races will be held on the 7th of June.[1]

Fifth Round: CroftEdit

The annual visit to North Yorkshire will take place on the 27th and 28th of June.[1]

Sixth Round: SnettertonEdit

After missing the month of July for the summer break, the BTCC will return on the 9th of August, heading to Snetterton for the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth races of the year.[1]

Seventh Round: KnockhillEdit

The BTCC moves to Scotland for the the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of August, as races nineteen, twenty and twenty one are set to be held.[1]

Eighth Round: RockinghamEdit

Britain's best known oval will host the eighth round of the season, with the field gathering at the Rockingham Motor Speedway of the 5th and 6th of September.[1]

Ninth Round: SilverstoneEdit

The BTCC will head to the home of British Motorsport on the 26th and 27th of September, using the national circuit layout as usual.[1]

Tenth Round: Brands Hatch GPEdit

The BTCC returns to Kent for the season finale, using the longer Grand Prix version of the Brands Hatch circuit.[1] The final race will be held in the afternoon of 11th of October.[1]

EntriesEdit

Entrants for the 2015 BTCC Season are listed below, with nationality, car number and rounds entered listed.

Entry List
Nat. No. Name Entrant Car Rounds
Constructor's Championship
Flag of England 4 Matt Neal

[3]

Honda Racing Team TBA
Flag of Scotland 52 Gordon Shedden

[3]

Flag of England 77 Andrew Jordan

[4]

Triple Eight Race Engineering MG6 GT
Flag of England 31 Jack Goff

[5]

Flag of England TBA Richard Hawken

[6]

Support our Paras Racing Inifinti Q50
Flag of England TBA Derek Palmer, Jr.

[6]

Independents Championship
Northern Ireland 1 Colin Turkington

[7]

Team BMR Volkswagen CC
Flag of England 39 Warren Scott
Republic of Ireland 40 Aron Smith
Flag of England TBA Jason Plato

[7]

Flag of England 6 Rob Collard

[8]

West Surrey Racing BMW 125i M Sport
Flag of England 7 Sam Tordoff

[9]

Isle of Guernsey 111 Andy Priaulx

[10]

Flag of England 11 Simon Belcher Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis
Flag of England TBA Stewart Lines

[11]

Houseman Racing
Flag of England 80 Tom Ingram

[12]

Speedworks Motorsport
Flag of Scotland 23 Kieran Gallagher

[13]

Team HARD
Flag of England 12 Andy Wilmot

[14]

Welch Motorsport Proton Persona
Flag of England 14 Alex Martin

[15]

Dextra Racing[16] Ford Focus ST
Flag of England 21 Mike Bushell[17] AMD Tuning
Flag of England TBA Mat Jackson[16] Motorbase Performance 6-10
Flag of England TBA James Cole[16] 6-10
Flag of Scotland 16 Aiden Moffat Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class[18]
Flag of England 33 Adam Morgan WIX Racing
Flag of Scotland 17 Dave Newsham

[19]

Power Maxed Racing Chevrolet Cruze 4dr
Flag of England 66 Josh Cook

[20]

#RacingforHeroes
Flag of England 55 Jeff Smith

[21]

Eurotech Racing Honda Civic
Flag of England TBA Martin Depper

[22]

Flag of England 54 Hunter Abbott

[23]

Rob Austin Racing Audi A4
Flag of England 101 Rob Austin

ChangesEdit

The winter after the 2014 season saw numerous moves throughout the BTCC grid, with the full list shown below:

Driver ChangesEdit

The biggest news over the winter was the move made by Andrew Jordan, who left Eurotech Racing run by his father, to return to Triple Eight, taking main sponsor Pirtek with him.[4] Other stories to draw as much attention as Jordan's switch included the return of triple World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx, rejoining West Surrey Racing for the first time since the early 2000s.[10] Jason Plato and defending champion Colin Turkington also shocked the paddock in a joint announcement in mid-February that they would be joining Team BMR for 2015.[24]

Inter-team Changes

  • James Cole: United Autosports → Motorbase Performance
  • Jack Goff: Team BMR → Triple Eight Race Engineering
  • Andrew Jordan: Eurotech Racing → Triple Eight Race Engineering
  • Dave Newsham: AmD Essex → Power Maxed Racing
  • Jason Plato: Triple Eight Race Engineering → Team BMR
  • Sam Tordoff: Triple Eight Race Engineering → West Surrey Racing
  • Colin Turkington: West Surrey Racing → Team BMR

Returning Drivers

  • Mike Bushell: Renault Clio Cup → AmD Essex
  • Kieran Gallagher: VW Cup → Team HARD
  • Andy Priaulx: USCC → West Surrey Racing
  • Jeff Smith: British GT → Pirtek Racing
  • Andy Wilmot: VW Cup → Welch Motorsport

Debutants

  • Josh Cook: Renault Clio Cup → #RacingforHeroes
  • Richard Hawken: HSCC Super Touring Cars → Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing
  • Stewart Lines: ? → Houseman Racing
  • Alex Martin: Ferrari Challenge → Motorbase Performance
  • Derek Palmer, Jr.: HSCC Super Touring Cars → Inifiniti Support Our Paras Racing

Departing Drivers

  • Nick Foster: West Surrey Racing → ?
  • Ollie Jackson: Welch Motorsport → ?
  • Chris Stockton: BTC Racing → ?
  • Lea Wood: Team Wood Racing → Management

StandingsEdit

The final standings of the 2015 BTCC Championship are shown below, with individual championships divided into separate tables.

DriversEdit

Below are the final standings for the 2015 Driver's Championship and the Independent Driver's Championship.

2015 British Touring Car Championship
Pos. Name Rounds Pts
BHI DONP THRX OTNP CRFT SNET KNKH ROCK SILV BHGP
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
1st SHE 6 1 NC 2 14 3 1 3 5 6 2 4 4 5 3 14 Ret 24 5 1 8 2 1 8 3 4 5 6 19 4 348
2nd PLA 3 Ret 16 1 5 8 4 1 7 1 1 5 27 2 5 3 4 2 23 7 6 27 7 1 25 7 4 5 6 1 344
3rd NEA 8 8 1 17 2 1 2 Ret 6 2 4 3 5 11 9 6 Ret 11 6 8 1 8 5 4 8 5 6 7 7 5 317
4th TUR 5 3 12 3 1 11 7 5 4 25 8 6 7 3 4 1 1 7 10 Ret 15 7 8 3 5 8 1 4 Ret 12 310
5th JOR 7 5 19 4 4 2 6 7 2 4 3 2 6 14 Ret 4 7 5 8 4 7 6 12 9 2 19 12 19 11 8 274
6th TOR 15 7 4 5 9 Ret 11 6 3 9 5 1 2 1 6 11 5 4 4 NC Ret 10 14 5 10 6 3 11 13 11 270
7th MOR 11 4 7 9 3 12 3 8 1 11 6 17 9 9 23 7 2 13 9 10 2 9 4 18 12 11 8 3 3 6 267
8th PRI 9 2 8 12 10 NC 5 NC 13 3 15 Ret 1 4 2 5 3 3 3 5 4 23 1 21 8 9 10 247
9th GOF 4 9 2 7 8 Ret 8 4 11 7 9 8 10 10 8 9 6 1 11 14 12 4 9 19 27 2 NC 20 5 3 233
10th RCO 1 16 Ret 8 6 4 13 2 14 13 Ret 14 3 6 1 Ret NC 10 1 2 Ret 18 28 DNS 7 9 2 10 10 7 226
11th ASM 2 12 3 DNS 12 6 21 11 8 5 7 7 11 16 12 2 Ret 12 25 DNS 17 3 11 6 6 3 24 2 8 9 209
12th JAC 12 8 6 2 3 9 1 2 14 1 24 7 1 1 2 200
13th ING 10 6 6 16 13 10 10 Ret 10 8 11 9 8 8 7 10 Ret 9 Ret 13 16 5 10 2 9 13 11 25 2 Ret 173
14th AUS 14 10 5 10 18 Ret 14 9 17 15 13 Ret 13 7 Ret 25 9 8 7 6 5 19 6 7 11 NC 17 18 Ret Ret 120
15th COO 13 14 Ret 13 7 7 9 18 9 12 26 13 12 Ret 15 15 17 16 16 15 13 13 3 10 14 12 16 9 16 15 97
16th NEW 17 15 9 6 11 Ret Ret 12 12 10 DNS 18 15 13 11 8 Ret 14 18 12 11 12 Ret Ret 4 Ret DNS 26 4 Ret 95
17th MOF 12 13 Ret 18 16 5 15 10 16 17 12 11 17 18 13 DNS DNS DNS 22 9 3 Ret 13 Ret 20 14 10 14 24 13 76
18th DEP 16 Ret 13 15 19 9 12 13 15 14 14 DNS 14 Ret 17 17 Ret 15 14 11 10 14 18 11 13 15 14 15 Ret 19 53

Teams & ConstructorsEdit

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

 
2015 Team's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1
2015 Independent Team's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1
2015 Constructor's Championship
Pos. Nat Name Pts
1

ChampionsEdit

The champions for the season may be entered here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 http://www.itv.com/btcc/2015-btcc-calendar-unveiled
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 http://www.btcc.net/2014/10/28/regulation-changes-for-btcc-2015/
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.btcc.net/2015/03/09/honda-officially-confirms-neal-and-shedden/
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.btcc.net/2015/01/07/andrew-jordan-joins-works-mg-triple-eight-squad/
  5. http://www.btcc.net/2015/02/25/jack-goff-completes-exciting-triple-eight-racing-btcc-2015-line-up/
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.btcc.net/2014/10/16/infiniti-and-support-our-paras-racing-enter-btcc-in-2015/
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.btcc.net/2015/02/17/jason-plato-and-colin-turkington-join-team-bmr/
  8. http://www.btcc.net/2015/02/13/rob-collard-completes-impressive-wsr-line-up/
  9. http://www.btcc.net/2014/12/10/sam-tordoff-signs-for-wsr/
  10. 10.0 10.1 http://www.btcc.net/2015/01/08/andy-priaulx-is-back-in-the-btcc/
  11. http://www.btcc.net/2015/03/11/houseman-racing-sign-stewart-lines/
  12. http://www.btcc.net/2015/03/03/tom-ingram-secures-speedwork-return/
  13. http://www.btcc.net/2015/02/24/gallagher-joins-team-hard-for-btcc-return/
  14. http://www.btcc.net/2014/12/03/andy-wilmot-returns-to-btcc-with-welch-motorsport/
  15. http://www.btcc.net/2014/11/20/motorbase-welcomes-alex-martin-to-the-btcc/
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 http://www.btcc.net/2015/03/16/motorbase-performance-to-take-btcc-sabbatical/
  17. http://www.btcc.net/2014/11/12/clio-cup-champion-mike-bushell-joins-amdtuning-com/
  18. http://www.btcc.net/2014/10/24/laser-tools-racing-confirms-mercedes-for-2015/
  19. http://www.btcc.net/2015/02/23/dave-newsham-joins-power-maxed-racing-for-btcc-2015/
  20. http://www.btcc.net/2015/03/04/power-maxed-racing-sign-josh-cook/
  21. http://www.btcc.net/2014/12/03/jeff-smith-returns-to-eurotech/
  22. http://www.btcc.net/2015/03/08/eurotech-ready-to-hit-the-ground-running/
  23. http://www.btcc.net/2015/02/11/austin-and-abbott-confirmed-at-rar/
  24. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named JPTCA

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