The 2020 British Touring Car Championship puzzle is slowly coming together, after a flurry of announcements at the Autosport International show in Birmingham at the weekend.
No less than seven drivers were announced over the course of the weekend, with some big names catching the attention.
The big news of the weekend was Tom Chilton making the switch from Motorbase to BTC Racing for 2020. The veteran replaces Chris Smiley in the team and joins Josh Cook, forming a formidable partnership in the FK8 Honda Civics. BTC are also taking on a third Civic for this season, and racing in it will be new fans favourite Michael Crees, creating a strong team.
Excelr8 Motorsport announced their first driver for 2020 with Senna Proctor joining the team from BMR Racing. Proctor will be behind the wheel of the brand new Hyundai i30 with three years of BTCC experience behind him. His team mate is yet to be announced.
Elsewhere Ciceley Motorsport have decided to retain their lineup of Adam Morgan and Daniel Rowbottom, with both having had strong 2019 seasons, but knowing there is more to come from the Mercedes A Class.
Trade Price Racing announced former British GT champion James Gornall will be joining the team racing the Audi S3 Saloon, joining Bobby Thompson. While Sam Osborne was announced as the team mate for Jake Hill in the AMD team Honda Civic FK2’s.
Catch Jack Prentice’s interview with new Trade Price driver James Gornall here!
With only a few seats left to announce, including three from Motorbase, the 2020 Championship is shaping up to be one of the best yet.
2020 British Touring Car Championship Entries
|Team BMW||BMW 330i M Sport||Colin Turkington, Tom Oliphant, Andrew Jordan|
|Team Dynamics||Honda Civic FK8||Matt Neal, Dan Cammish|
|Speedworks Motorsport||Toyota Corolla||Tom Ingram|
|Power Maxed Racing||Vauxhall Astra||Jason Plato, (tba)|
|BTC Racing||Honda Civic FK8||Tom Chilton, Josh Cook, Michael Crees|
|Team Motorbase||(tba)||(tba, tba, tba)|
|Ciceley Motorsport||Mercedes A Class||Adam Morgan, Dan Rowbottom|
|Laser Tools Racing||Infiniti Q50||Aiden Moffat, Ash Sutton|
|Excelr8 Motorsport||Hyundai i30||Senna Proctor, (tba)|
|Trade Price Racing||Audi S3||James Gornall, Bobby Thompson|
|AMD Tuning||Honda Civic FK2||Jake Hill, Sam Osborne|
|Team HARD||Volkswagen CC||Mike Bushell, Jack Goff, (tba)|
|Team HARD||BMW 125i||Carl Boardley|
|Team Parker Racing||(tba)||(tba)|