Vaux­hall news good for BTCC

Firms are re­mem­ber­ing just what a race pro­gramme can do

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Vaux­hall join­ing the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship with Power Maxed Rac­ing is a huge boost for the se­ries, and hope­fully it can re­turn the brand to the glory days it has en­joyed in the cat­e­gory.

It should be one of five man­u­fac­turer-con­struc­tor en­tries on the grid in 2017 along­side WSR-BMW, Dy­nam­ics-honda, Triple Eight-mg and Team Bmr-subaru. That is a pretty healthy ros­ter given the land­scape that is emerg­ing else­where on planet mo­tor­sport. And, from what we hear at Mo­tor­sport News, this will not be the end of the pos­i­tive an­nounce­ments on the hori­zon con­cern­ing the BTCC.

Firms are no longer will­ing to plough in the mil­lions of pounds that they used to, par­tic­u­larly not for what is only a do­mes­tic cam­paign. Gone are the free spend­ing Su­per Tour­ing days, but in their place have come a set of reg­u­la­tions which al­low a man­u­fac­turer to take a close look at the se­ries with­out giv­ing the bean coun­ters a heart at­tack.

The legacy of a strong race pro­gramme doesn’t last for 12 months, it lasts a lot longer, and the BTCC is giv­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers the plat­form to build that his­tory. Matt James, Ed­i­tor (Twit­ter: @Mat­tjm­news)

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