Does the BTCC need manufacturers?

Does the BTCC need manufacturers?

The British Touring Car Championship is thriving with 30-plus-car grids, but the days of the 1990s when there were as many as nine manufacturer teams on the grid are still longed-for. SCOTT MITCHELL investigates how important works teams really are

Win on Sunday, sell on Monday.

That's now an archaic phrase in motorsport circles, although car manufacturers must have thought it still made sense in the 1990s when they flocked to the British Touring Car Championship. British, European and wider-world marques justified exceptional expense with the popularity and reach of the BTCC's Super Touring era.

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