The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship has announced a change to its qualifying format that it will deploy at every race weekend during the 2024 season and beyond. The BTCC’s ‘Quick Six’ qualifying will feature three short segments that aim to create further interest for fans trackside and the hundreds of thousands who watch every qualifying session and race live via ITV Sport.
Ash Sutton is a record-equalling four-time Kwik Fit British Touring Car Champion – the youngest driver ever to do so – after the NAPA Racing UK star clinched the crown with two wins around the legendary Brands Hatch GP circuit on 8 October. The 29-year-old claimed a record matching six pole positions and 12 race wins during the campaign, as Sutton also became the first driver to claim the title in both rear-wheel and front-wheel-drive machinery.
Goodyear will celebrate its rich history in motorsport and transportation with historic branding at the British Touring Car Championship this weekend at Donington Park. The tyre manufacturer and supplier says the historic circuit, which first hosted a motorsport event in 1931, is a fitting venue to host one of several Goodyear 125th anniversary celebrations around the world.
Kwik Fit presented a stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed for the third consecutive year. The tyre retail network hosted cars and competitors from the British Touring Car Championship, of which it is the title sponsor. While the weather was less than ideal, leading to a closure of the festival on Saturday 15 July, the Kwik Fit Stand hosted hundreds of fans throughout the event. They were able to test their skills on the racing simulators provided in partnership with Motorsport Games and watch hourly discussions with many of the 2023 BTCC grid.
TerraClean-sponsored touring car ace Colin Turkington pulled off a thrilling comeback to recover from starting last in race one, to win the final race of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) weekend at Oulton Park. The four-time BTCC champion produced a legendary performance to take his 65th career victory, after a technical infraction meant Turkington had to start the first of three races on Sunday at the very back of the grid.
Kwik Fit will return to the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed (13-16 July) for its third consecutive year, showcasing its partnership with the British Touring Car Championship. The company will partner MPA to deliver exclusive interviews, contests, autograph sessions and giveaways, alongside appearances from several leading BTCC drivers. There will also be the opportunity to see several current BTCC cars and 2023 liveries up close. Kwik Fit’s display will also house a sim racing experience for both guests and attendees to battle it out head-to-head.
TerraClean-sponsored British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) ace Colin Turkington took two podium finishes at the latest round of the championship at Snetterton. In hot conditions, Turkington played tyre strategy to his advantage, also capitalising on a strong qualifying performance on Saturday that resulted in the four-time champion starting Sunday’s first race third on the grid.
The 2024 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship calendar has announced after series organisers TOCA confirmed its dates even earlier than ever before. After completing just two events of the 2023 campaign so far, the UK’s premier motorsport series has already locked down its dates for next year, sticking to a tried and tested format.
At last weekend’s round of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch, Goodyear reintroduced an ‘Option’ slick compound in response to unanimous requests from drivers and teams. This marks a departure from the provision of a single slick tyre at each round, which has been the practice ever since the championship embraced hybrid power in 2022.
After two successful exhibits in 2021 and 2022, Kwik Fit has announced it will be returning to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed between 13-16 July 2023. The automotive servicing and repair company says it is “set to star” at the 2023 event, bringing an “innovative and revitalised presence to the world’s biggest celebration of motorsport and car culture.”
Braking brand Juratek has announced it will once again be sponsoring multiple British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winner, Árón Taylor-Smith, continuing their partnership into the 2023 season. Taylor-Smith will be entering into his ninth season of the BTCC this year and will have the Juratek logo on his Vauxhall Astra racing car.
The 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship Season Launch will take place at Brands Hatch on 12 April with Free Entry available for all spectators wishing to attend. The BTCC Season Launch has become a significant event in recent seasons with thousands of fans expected to see the cars and stars of the 2023 campaign together for the first time.
Autotech Group has been named as a sponsor of the NAPA Racing UK team ahead of the 2023 British Touring Car Championship season. Alongside its logo adorning the NAPA Racing UK team’s cars, Autotech Group is set to expand upon its national competition for automotive students to experience a day working as a race mechanic at championship level.
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.