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Packed 2018 BTCC grid unveiled at Donington Park

Tuesday, March 27 2018

A capacity entry of 32 cars will contest this year's Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship. The entries were unveiled at Donington today (Tuesday) ahead of the opening rounds at Brands Hatch on 7/8 April.

Heading the list is reigning champion Ashley Sutton, who will defend his title with Subaru alongside double champion teammate Jason Plato and Josh Price. There are a further three former champions in the field, two of whom will spearhead Team BMW's attack; last year's runner-up Colin Turkington and Andrew Jordan. Meanwhile Matt Neal heads up a new-look Honda squad, with the latest generation Civic Type R and rookie Dan Cammish replacing Gordon Shedden.

The line-up also features 17 race-winning drivers, which includes returning stars Sam Tordoff at Motorbase, James Nash at BTC Norlin and Tom Boardman in the AmDtuning.com-run MG.

There are three rookies in the field and joining Cammish will be Ciceley Motorsport's Tom Oliphant, AmDtuning.com's Sam Smelt and Team HARD's Bobby Thompson. Previously, new drivers would fight for the Jack Sears Trophy, however entry criteria for this competition has been expanded to include drivers who have yet to record a podium finish. This includes promising talents including Euotech's Brett Smith, Team HARD's Jake Hill and AmDtuning.com's Rory Butcher.

The season launch event also includes an official test, which will be the first chance to see which drivers are quickest ahead of the Brands Hatch opener. Teams will also take part in a second official test at the Kent circuit on Thursday (29 March).

Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season entry list
1, Ashley Sutton, Adrian Flux Subaru Racing, Subaru Levorg GT, (M)
2, Colin Turkington, Team BMW, BMW 125i M Sport, (M)
3, Tom Chilton, Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher, Ford Focus RS
5, Robert Collard, Team BMW, BMW 125i M Sport, (M)
6, Rory Butcher, AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing, MG6 (JS)
11, Rob Austin, DUO Motorsport with HMS Racing, Alfa Romeo Guilietta
12, Tom Boardman, AmD with AutoAid/RCIB Insurance Racing, MG6
14, James Nash, BTC Norlin Racing, Honda Civic Type R
15, Tom Oliphant, Ciceley Motorsport, Mercedes Benz A-Class, (JS)
16, Aiden Moffat, Laser Tools Racing, Mercedes Benz A-Class
18, Senna Proctor, Power Maxed TAG Racing, Vauxhall Astra, (M)
19, Bobby Thompson, Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars, Volkswagen CC (JS)
20, James Cole, Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher, Ford Focus RS
21, Mike Bushell, Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing, Volkswagen CC (JS)
22, Chris Smiley, BTC Norlin Racing, Honda Civic Type R, (JS)
23, Sam Smelt, AmD with Cobra Exhausts, Audi S3, (JS)
24, Jake Hill, Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing, Volkswagen CC, (JS)
25, Matt Neal, Halfords Yuasa Racing, Honda Civic Type R, (M)
27, Dan Cammish, Halfords Yuasa Racing, Honda Civic Type R, (M) (JS)
28, Josh Price, Autoglym Academy Racing, Subaru Levorg GT, (M) (JS)
31, Jack Goff, WIX Racing with Eurotech, Honda Civic Type R
33, Adam Morgan, Mac Tools with Ciceley Motorsport, Mercedes Benz A-Class
39, Brett Smith, WIX Racing with Eurotech, Honda Civic Type R, (JS)
44, Michael Caine, Team HARD. with Trade Price Cars, Volkswagen CC, (JS)
48, Ollie Jackson, AmD with Cobra Exhausts, Audi S3, (JS)
60, Stephen Jelley, Team Parker Racing, BMW 125i M Sport
66, Josh Cook, Power Maxed TAG Racing, Vauxhall Astra, (M)
77, Andrew Jordan, BMW Pirtek Racing, BMW 125i M Sport, (M)
80, Tom Ingram, Speedworks Motorsport, Toyota Avensis
99, Jason Plato, Adrian Flux Subaru Racing, Subaru Levorg GT, (M)
303, Matt Simpson, Simpson Racing, Honda CIvic Type R, (JS)
600, Sam Tordoff, Team GardX Racing with Motorbase, Ford Focus RS

(M) Manufacturer entry (JS) Eligible for Jack Sears Trophy

Tickets for the BTCC at Brands Hatch on 7/8 April available from £28, with free entry for under-13s. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.