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2016 BTCC Season
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Season Information
No. Rounds 10 (30 races)
First Round Brands Hatch Indy
Last Round Brands Hatch GP
Manufacturers 11
No. Drivers 32
Overall Drivers' Championship
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Second {{{overdrivesecond}}} {{{overdrivesecondpts}}} pt(s)
Third {{{overdrivethird}}} {{{overdrivethirdpts}}} pt(s)
Overall Teams' Championship
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Second {{{overteamsecond}}} {{{overteamsecondpts}}} pt(s)
Third {{{overteamthird}}} {{{overteamthirdpts}}} pt(s)
Independents' Championship
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Teams' Unknown {{{indteamchamppts}}} pt(s)
Jack Sears Trophy
Champion Unknown
Class Championships
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Class B Unknown {{{classbpts}}} pt(s)
Class C Unknown {{{classcpts}}} pt(s)
Class D Unknown {{{classdpts}}} pt(s)
Manufacturers' Championship
Champion Unknown {{{makerchamppts}}} pt(s)
Runner-up Unknown {{{makerrunpts}}} pt(s)
Season Guide
2015 2017
 The 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will be the 59th edition of the British Touring Car Championship, running from the 3rd of April until the 2nd of October 2016.[1] The 2016 BTCC Season will be the debut for Japanese manufacturer Subaru as eleven manufacturers, represented by 32 drivers, compete in the BTCC in 2016, a record for the Championship.

BackgroundEdit

CalendarEdit

The 30 race season will see the nine venues from 2015 return once again, with the season running in a similar order from the season before.[1] The new tradition of a season launch was held at Doninton Park on the 22nd of March, before the season proper got under way at the series home of Brands Hatch on the 3rd of April.[1] Donington Park returns to host the second meeting of the season, ahead of visits to Thruxton, Oulton Park and Croft before the mid-season break.[1] Snetterton, the annual visit to Knockhill, Rockingham and Silverstone get their chance to host the season after the last weekend of July, before the season finale back at Brands Hatch on the 2nd of October.[1]

2016 British Touring Car Championship Calendar
Round Name Location Circuit Date Report
I BTCC Brands Hatch Indy 2016 Flag of England Fawkham, Kent Brands Hatch Indy 3rd April 2016[1] Report
II BTCC Donington Park 2016 Flag of England Castle Donington, Leicestershire Donington Park 17th April 2016[1] Report
III BTCC Thruxton 2016 Flag of England Thruxton, Hampshire Thruxton 8th May 2016[1] Report
IV BTCC Oulton Park 2016 Flag of England Little Budworth, Cheshire Oulton Park 5th June 2016[1] Report
V BTCC Croft 2016 Flag of England Dalton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire Croft 19th June 2016[1] Report
VI BTCC Snetterton 2016 Flag of England Snetterton, Norfolk Snetterton 31st July 2016[1] Report
VII BTCC Knockhill 2016 Flag of Scotland Dunfermline, Fife Knockhill 14th August 2016[1] Report
VIII BTCC Rockingham 2016 Flag of England Corby, Northamptonshire Rockingham 28th August 2016[1] Report
IX BTCC Silverstone 2016 Flag of England Silverstone, Northamptonshire Silverstone 18th September 2016[1] Report
X BTCC Season Finale 2016 Flag of England Fawkham, Kent Brands Hatch GP 2nd October 2016[1] Report
Other BTCC Events
I 2016 Season Launch Flag of England Castle Donington, Leicestershire Donington Park 22nd March 2016[1] None

RegulationsEdit

Information regarding the regulations and classes may be entered here.

ClassesEdit

The NGTC formula as introduced by the BTCC in 2011 will remain as the basis for the Championship in 2016, with all 32 cars needing to comply with those technical regulations. Each engine must either be provided by an NGTC approved manufacturer or directly derived from the road car that the race car is based on, with a power output of 350 bhp from a two litre turbo charged engine.[2] A universal gearbox must also be used on every car, while approved manufacturers must be used for other components such as brakes and suspension parts.[2]

PointsEdit

Along with the three race format, the standard points format returns in 2016, with 20 points awarded to the race winner, with further points awarded down to the fifteenth placed car.

The full points table is shown below:

2016 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

Pole position for the first race of each weekend will also be awarded a point, with additional points for fastest lap and leading a lap available in all three.[2] A maximum of 67 points are therefore available each weekend.

Season ReportEdit

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

Round I: Brands Hatch IndyEdit

The traditional home for the BTCC, Brands Hatch will host the season opener on the 3rd of April 2016, using the Indy layout.[1]

Race OneEdit

Tom Ingram added his name to the list of winners as he prevailed in race one. He drove a controlled race from pole position, closely followed home by the 2 Hondas of Shedden and Neal, and the MG of impressive rookie Ash Sutton. Further back, Hunter Abbott, Alex Martin and Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher found themselves caught up in an incident, taking the trio out of the race. Team rivalry was put into action right away, as the 2 BMWs touched, sending Sam Tordoff down the order. Motorbase were also showing off the inter-team battles as Mat Jackson muscled his way past teammate Andrew Jordan, only to find himself out wide, giving away a handful of places. MG's youngsters Josh Cook and Ash Sutton proved that they had the pace, claiming 4th and 5th, Sutton ahead of Cook. The BMR Subaru's knew they'd be in for a rough ride as they struggled through the race. 

Race 2


As soon as the lights went out, the BMW of Rob Collard stormed of the line into 2nd place. At the start of the 2nd lap, Collard went for the move at Druids on Ingram. The pair touched, sending Collard to the back of the field and sent Ingram into retirement. That left the 2 Hondas at the front. Towards the end of the race, the BMR Subaru of Colin Turkington dropped some oil down at Graham Hill Bend. It was the pair of MGs that found out first, sending Ash Sutton into a slide, and Josh Cook into the barrier and out of the race. Up at the front, Honda's Gordon Shedden brought home the win, swiftly followed by teammate Neal

Race ThreeEdit

Round II: Donington ParkEdit

Donington Park, host of the Season Launch in March will host the second trio of races on the 17th of April, using the national layout for the circuit.[1]

Race FourEdit

Race FiveEdit

Race SixEdit

Round III: ThruxtonEdit

The visit to Thruxton, noted as the fastest circuit in the UK, is scheduled for the 8th of May.[1]

Race SevenEdit

Race EightEdit

Race NineEdit

Round IV: Oulton ParkEdit

Fan favourite Oulton Park hosts its annual BTCC round on the 5th of June.[1]

Race TenEdit

Race ElevenEdit

Race TwelveEdit

Round V: CroftEdit

Croft returns for 2016 as well, hosting the Championship on the 19th of June, marking the halfway point in the season and the last weekend before the mid-season break.[1]

Race ThirteenEdit

Race FourteenEdit

Race FifteenEdit

Round VI: SnettertonEdit

The BTCC returns on the 31st of July at Snetterton for the sixth round of the season.[1]

Race SixteenEdit

Race SeventeenEdit

Race EighteenEdit

Round VII: KnockhillEdit

The annual visit to Scotland and Knockhill is scheduled for the 14th of August.[1]

Race NineteenEdit

Race TwentyEdit

Race Twenty OneEdit

Round VIII: RockinghamEdit

Another fan favourite in Rockingham will host the BTCC once again, with the infield circuit used on the 28th of August.[1]

Race Twenty TwoEdit

Race Twenty ThreeEdit

Race Twenty FourEdit

Round IX: SilverstoneEdit

The UK's most recognisable circuit Silverstone sees the BTCC visit on the 18th of September for the penultimate meeting of the season.[1]

Race Twenty FiveEdit

Race Twenty SixEdit

Race Twenty SevenEdit

Round X: Brands Hatch GPEdit

The season finale is scheduled for the 2nd of October 2016, with a return to Brands Hatch, with the Grand Prix circuit used to bring the 2016 Championship to its conclusion.[1]

Race Twenty EightEdit

Race Twenty NineEdit

Race ThirtyEdit

EntriesEdit

The full 32 driver entry list is outlined below, originally released on the 17th of March 2016:

2016 British Touring Car Championship Entry List[3]
Nat. Entrant No. Nat. Name Rounds
▼ Constructors/Manufacturers ▼
Flag of England Subaru Team BMR
Subaru Levorg GT
4 Northern Ireland Colin Turkington 1-
20 Flag of England James Cole 1-
39 Flag of England Warren Scott 1-
99 Flag of England Jason Plato 1-
Flag of England Halfords Yuasa Racing
Honda Civic Type R
25 Flag of England Matt Neal 1-
52 Flag of Scotland Gordon Shedden 1-
57 Flag of England Andy Neate 1-
Flag of England Team JCT600 with GardX
BMW 125i M Sport
31 Flag of England Jack Goff* 1-
100 Flag of England Rob Collard 1-
600 Flag of England Sam Tordoff 1-
Flag of England MG Racing RCIB Insurance
MG6 GT
66 Flag of England Josh Cook 1-
116 Flag of England Ashley Sutton 1-
▲ Constructors/Manufacturers ▲
▼ Independents ▼
Flag of England Motorbase Performance
Ford Focus
7 Flag of England Mat Jackson 1-
77 Flag of England Andrew Jordan 1-
Flag of England Handy Motorsport
Toyota Avensis
11 Flag of England Rob Austin 1-
Flag of England RCIB Insurance Racing
Toyota Avensis
12 Flag of England Mike Epps 1-
22 Flag of England Chris Smiley 1-
24 Flag of England Jake Hill 1-
Flag of England Dextra Racing with Team Parker
Ford Focus
14 Flag of England Alex Martin 1-
Flag of England Laser Tools Racing
Mercedes Benz A-Class
16 Flag of Scotland Aiden Moffat 1-
Flag of England Goodestone Racing
Proton Persona
17 Flag of England Daniel Welch 1-
Flag of England Eurotech Racing
Honda Civic Type R
30 Flag of England Martin Depper 1-
55 Flag of England Jeff Smith 1-
Flag of England WIX Racing
Mercedes Benz A-Class
33 Flag of England Adam Morgan 1-
Flag of England BKR
Volkswagen CC
38 Flag of England Mark Howard 1-
40 Republic of Ireland Árón Smith 1-
Flag of England AmD Tuning
Audi S3
48 Flag of England Ollie Jackson 1-
Flag of England Power Maxed Racing
Chevrolet Cruze
54 Flag of England Hunter Abbott 1-
84 Flag of England Kelvin Fletcher 1-
Flag of England Speedworks Motorsport
Toyota Avensis
80 Flag of England Tom Ingram 1-
303 Flag of England Matt Simpson 1-
Flag of England Maximum Motorsport
Ford Focus
95 Flag of England Stewart Lines 1-
▲ Independents ▲
  • Italics Indicate a driver who is eligible for the Jack Sears Trophy.
  • * Goff is entered under the Team IHG Rewards Club banner.
  • Smiley entered with TLC Racing as part of Team Hard.

Current StandingsEdit

The British Touring Car Championship of 2016 will operate numerous Championships for the drivers, teams and manufacturers, with prize money offered to the winners and highest finishers.

Drivers ChampionshipsEdit

There will be three titles on offer for drivers in 2016, with the title of BTCC Champion awarded to the driver with the highest points total at the end of the season.

BTCC ChampionEdit

As mentioned above, the most prestigious title on offer for 2016 will be that of BTCC Champion, with all 32 drivers entered for the Championship.

The BTCC Drivers' Championship standings will be shown below:

2016 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

Independents' TrophyEdit

The large number of Independent entries in the BTCC means that the Independent's Trophy will be fought for in 2016 once again, with the best placed Independent driver awarded the title at the end of the season.

The BTCC Independents' Trophy standings will be outlined below: Template:Results Grid/2016/Drivers/Independent Trophy/full

Jack Sears TrophyEdit

In addition to the Overall Championship, the débutantes in the 2016 BTCC season will be able to compete for the Jack Sears Trophy, with the best placed finisher at every round awarded a "win". The rookie with the highest number of "wins" throughout the season will then be handed the Jack Sears Trophy, named for the BTCC's first Champion Jack Sears, at the season finale.

The BTCC Jack Sears Trophy standings will be shown below: Template:Results Grid/2016/Jack Sears Trophy/full

Teams ChampionshipsEdit

Like the Drivers' Championships, the Teams and Manufacturers in the 2016 edition of the BTCC will be entered for numerous Championships.

Overall Teams' ChampionshipEdit

Once again, the most prestigious Teams' Championship on offer will be the Overall Teams' Championship, which includes all of the entrants in 2016.

The Overall Teams' Championship standings will be outlined below: Template:Results Grid/2016/Teams/full

Manufacturers' ChampionshipEdit

Alongside the Teams' Championship, the four manufacturer/constructor backed teams will compete for the Manufacturers Championship, which will see the best marque from Honda, Subaru, MG or BMW claim the honours.

The Manufacturers' Championship standings will be shown below: Template:Results Grid/2016/Teams/Manufacturers/full

Independent Teams TrophyEdit

Likewise, the Independent Teams Trophy will be battled for in 2016, only open to entrants classed as Independents:

The Independent Teams Trophy standings will be shown below: Template:Results Grid/2016/Teams/Independent Trophy/full

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:
  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 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 '2016 CALENDAR', btcc.net, (British Touring Car Championship, 2016), http://www.btcc.net/calendar/, (Accessed 28/03/2016)
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Regs
  3. '2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Confidential Entry List', btcc.net, (British Touring Car Championship, 17/03/2016), http://www.btcc.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016-BTCC-Entry-List_Master.pdf, (Accessed 27/03/2016)

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