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BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP.

The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) is one of the best-loved and most anticipated motor racing championships in the world, with races taking place throughout the year across the UK.
The championship has a proud heritage dating all the way back to 1957. Ken Gregory, best known for being the manager of former British Formula One racing driver Stirling Moss, felt that there was a gap for manufacturers to exhibit their new and increasingly popular ranges of passenger cars post-World War 2. Gregory suggested to the British Racing & Sports Car Club, of which he was secretary, that running a championship alongside the club's 500cc Formula 3 could boost the profile of saloon car racing. 
The first race with scores counting towards the points table took place on Boxing Day 1957, with the very first BTCC coming to a conclusion in 1958.
Over the years, the rules and regulations of BTCC have shifted and changed, but providing current production cars with a platform to compete has always been the rationale behind the championship.
 

West Surrey Racing Team.

Beginning in 1981 as a British Formula 3 Race Team, West Surrey Racing (WSR) is a legendary UK-based motorsport team that have entered the BTCC each year since 1996. The WSR team currently comprises of three drivers: Jack Goff, Sam Tordoff and Rob Collard.
WSR have competed in over 500 BTCC races to date. Of those, they have placed first in over 60 races, achieved a podium finish over 200 times, accomplished over 80 fastest laps, and have won the BTCC championship twice.
BMWs have been driven by WSR in the championship since 2007. Their current vehicle is a modified BMW 125i M Sport.
The 2016 season ended on 2 October 2016 with West Surrey Racing claiming a double title success.
Find out more here.
The BTCC resumes in 2017 with a 10-round calendar beginning at the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on 1-2 April. The rest of the calendar dates for the 2017 British Touring Car Championship can be found here.
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