BTCC: Record Grid for 2013 Season
The late addition of Ollie Jackson and Michael Caine will see a record grid in the modern era of the BTCC.
While a smaller grid is expected at the season opener at Brands Hatch in a couple of weeks time, 32 entries have been registered for the 2013 season – an indication of the success the new NGTC-spec cars have brought in terms of cost-cutting since their introduction in 2011.
Caine will race for Motorbase Performance, in a second Ford Focus alongside Liam Griffin, while Jackson joins Dave Newsham in a Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis.
The drivers join a grid that will boast four previous champions, including the returning Colin Turkington, and reigning champion Gordon Shedden, who took his maiden championship in 2012.
The 2013 season will get under way at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent on March 31st.
2013 British Touring Car line-up: Team Car Drivers Honda (Team Dynamics) Honda Civic Gordon Shedden/Matt Neal MG (Triple 8) MG6 Jason Plato/Sam Tordoff Motorbase Performance Ford Focus M Jackson/A Smith/L Griffin/M Caine WSR BMW 125 M C Turkington/R Collard/N Foster Team HARD VW Passat Tom Onslow-Cole/Howard Fuller Vauxhall Insignia Jack Goff/James Cole Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis Dave Newsham/Ollie Jackson Ciceley Racing Toyota Avensis Adam Morgan IP Tech Chevrolet Cruze Andy Neate/TBA AmD Tuning VW Golf James Kaye Rob Austin Racing Audi A4 Rob Austin/Will Bratt Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Andrew Jordan/Jeff Smith Dynojet Toyota Avensis Frank Wrathall Welch Motorsport Proton Gen-2 Dan Welch Ford Focus David Nye BTC Racing Chevrolet Cruze Chris Stockton Team BMR SEAT Leon Warren Scott Wood Vauxhall Vectra Lea Wood Tech-Speed/Finesse Chevrolet Cruze Joe Girling
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