How the BTCC is making drivers rethink racing clashes

How the BTCC is making drivers rethink racing clashes

The British Touring Car Championship hasn't actually changed its rules over contact, but it has taken new steps to clarify and enforce them - and that's taken some drivers by surprise

As a category designed to make the competition as close as possible, the British Touring Car Championship inevitably features a certain amount of contact and robust racing. That is a by-product of the level playing field deliberately created by the rulebook.

At Brands Hatch's opening meeting in early April, contact was an issue that was very high on the agenda as the chequered flag fell and it turned out the results were not all they had seemed to the trackside fans.

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