What's wrong with the BTCC?

What's wrong with the BTCC?

The NGTC regulations have brought new teams to Britain's tin-top series, but the racing hasn't been great and the paddock isn't a happy place to be in 2012. Kevin Turner explains why

The British Touring Car Championship is widely regarded as the premier series in the UK. It comfortably has the highest attendance and TV viewing figures of any domestic four-wheeled motorsport in Britain. And yet...

The racing of late has not been very good. Unusually tame contests have only tended to be interspersed by clashes and crashes rather than proper wheel-to-wheel racing. Knockhill last weekend was perhaps the worst yet, with cars rarely changing position without swapping paint. Or rather, punching a hole in each other.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just