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Fabrizio Giovanardi wins BTCC title at Brands Hatch

Fabrizio Giovanardi has won the British Touring Car Championship for a second consecutive year following the first race at Brands Hatch.
Giovanardi only finished 14th in his Vauxhall Vectra after going off at Paddock Hill bend on the second lap. But with title rival Jason Plato finishing only fifth Giovanardi had amassed enough of a lead [...]

Ralf Schumacher’s DTM switch isn’t going well (DTM)

Six races into his first DTM season and six-times F1 Grand Prix winner Ralf Schumacher is struggling to make an impression:

Round
Qualifying
Race

Hockenheim
15
14

Oschersleben
13
10

Mugello
13
DNF

Lausitzring
13
13

Norisring
11
16

Zandvoort
19
12

He’s only made one appearance in the top ten in qualifying or the race all year.

Why can’t they show F1 races at BTCC rounds? (BTCC)

The British Touring Car Championship has revealed the dates of its 2009 races.
In the press release the series organisers explained the decision for releasing the dates of the race weekends before announcing where the races would actually be held:
Inevitably our dates are largely driven by the desire to avoid as many F1 races and other [...]

Mathias Ekstrom wins as Audi thrash Mercedes (DTM)

There was no repeat of last year’s cynical race-fixing by Audi - the team simply crushed rivals Mercedes at Zandvoort.
Mathias Ekstrom led an Audi 1-2-3-4 followed by Timo Scheider, Tom Kristensen and Martin Tomcyk in a processional race.

Goodwood Festival of Speed - British Touring Car Championship 50th anniversary cars

Here’s a selection of pictures of some of the cars present at the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrating the 50th anniversary of the British Touring Car Championship.

Paffett, not winner Green, excluded from Norisring results (DTM)

Most people expected the stewards to get involved after the DTM’s annual visit to the Norisring. But to the surprise of many it was fifth placed man Gary Paffett, not winner Jamie Green, who was penalised.
Paffett was disqualified from the final results. Did the stewards get the wrong British driver?

BTCC: A bad weekend for Seat - and a marshal

Heavy rain played havoc with the fifth British Touring Car weekend of the year. Appropriately enough it was round 13 that suffered the most being red-flagged twice.
Racing first came to a halt as the rain got heavier and two cars crashed separately at Tower bend. One of the marshals that attended the first car to [...]

BTCC: Plato fights back with Thruxton win

Jason Plato stuck the nose of his Seat Leon into the lead in the third BTCC race at Thruxton and kept it there - despite a robust attack from an unlikely source: Andrew Jordan’s Honda Intergra.
Plato hit the lead at the expense of Gordon Sheddon, who lost his early advantage due to a puncture just [...]

WTCC: Menu leads Huff in Chevrolet 1-2

Chevrolet romped to victory in the second WTCC race at Valencia with Alain Menu converting pole position into victory ahead of race one winner Rob Huff.
Andy Priaulx got ahead of Menu at the start but within a few laps the superior pace of the Chevrolet told and Menu molved back ahead. Rob Huff made short [...]

BTCC: Two wins for Onslow-Cole at Thruxton

Tom Onslow-Cole has given himself the perfect present for the birthday he celebrated on Friday by winning the first two BTCC races of the day at Thruxton.
In both events he ran second before the leader dropped back with a puncture. In race one it was Gordon Sheddon who led the way in his Honda Civic [...]

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