The 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship calendar was announced on 31 May, after series organisers TOCA confirmed its schedule earlier than ever before. After completing just three events of the 2022 campaign so far, the UK’s premier motorsport series has already locked down its dates for next year, with a return to the Donington Park GP circuit arguably producing the most significant headline.
Motul is continuing its partnership with the Toyota Gazoo Racing UK works team in this year’s British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) campaign. Motul’s expertise in developing new lubricant solutions for both motorsport and general automotive lubrication has few equals and Motul was the first company to bring a dedicated range of Hybrid engine oils to the market. This year’s BTCC features new Hybrid engine technology, so it was fitting that Motul was involved in the development of the new engines, providing lubricants for the testing programme for this new and more sustainable generation of BTCC racer.
Approved Garages have confirmed their sponsorship of BTCC teams NAPA Racing UK and Apec Racing with Beavis Morgan. The multi-year sponsorship enables Approved Garages to feature prominently across all four racing cars, attributed merchandise, and marketing material.
Bad news for Blimpees – Goodyear called off the Blimp’s flight to the UK yesterday due to unfavourable weather over the English Channel. Tweeting the safety-related decision, Goodyear UK offered a glimmer of hope: “Keep your eyes on the skies later this week when the weather improves, and the Goodyear Blimp will hopefully be seen over London and the surrounding areas.
A Zeppelin is heading London way, but this isn’t the cause for concern it once was – the Zeppelin NT semi-rigid airship will peacefully float over the capital on 29 and 30 June resplendent in its Goodyear livery as part of a tour of Blighty that will also take in towns in Kent such as Dover, Maidstone and Dartford.
As Goodyear returns for another season as tyre supplier to the KwikFit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), it is also bringing back the Wingfoot Award for the 2021 season. In addition, the tyre maker will launch a competition that gives BTCC fans the chance to present the Goodyear Wingfoot Award to the 2021 season’s winner and also bag a set of Goodyear’s award-winning Eagle F1 SuperSport tyres for their car.
After debuting in 2020 as exclusive tyre supplier to the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), having taken over from sister brand Dunlop, Goodyear has now signed up for a further five years. Goodyear Tyres and BTCC series organiser TOCA announced today that their partnership will continue through to the end of 2026 and through the introduction of hybrid power to the championship.
As part of its ongoing awareness campaign, Ecobat Battery Technologies (Ecobat), the pan-European business behind Lucas Batteries, has catapulted the globally recognised brand back into the limelight as it takes its place on the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) grid for the 2020 season.
Four wheel alignment equipment supplier, Absolute Alignment says its May sales have “matched pre-lockdown figures in March.” The company has adapted its work practices to protect customers and staff and adhere to government pandemic guidelines. Social distancing measures are followed during every installation and each training session for workshop personnel. The business has also turned to online demonstrations.
PR and marketing agency MPA Creative has confirmed a three-year media partnership extension between the British Touring Car Championship and major automotive magazine Autocar. MPA Creative orchestrated the initial deal between the two parties back in 2014, and since then the relationship has enjoyed much success, with all parties committed to extending the joint venture into at least a ninth consecutive year.
British Touring Car Championship series organiser, TOCA, has issued a revised provisional calendar for the 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, comprising nine events and a total of 27 races, all of which will be screened live and exclusively on the ITV network. TOCA’s provisional plan commences in August, winding up in November, though the calendar remains conditional upon government directives and approvals regarding the resumption of sporting activities. If necessary, TOCA said it would make further amendments.