What engines are used in BTCC?

What engines are used in BTCC?

In 2020 some 55% of all cars on the BTCC grid will use the TOCA engine. Following its successful tender submission and subsequent voting by all BTCC teams, M-Sport will now develop, build and supply the TOCA engine to the UK’s premier motorsport series from 2022-2026.

Are BTCC engines all the same?

All cars are built to the same NGTC regulations. First introduced in 2011 for an initial five year period, these technical regulations are designed to dramatically reduce the design, build and running costs of the cars and engines.

What BMW is used in BTCC?

BMW 330i M Sport
It has contested the BTCC each year since 1996 and began a highly successful partnership with BMW in 2007. WSR currently uses modified BMW 330i M Sport race cars. Driven by Colin Turkington, Tom Oliphant and Stephen Jelley, together they form Team BMW.

Who makes the BTCC TOCA engine?

M-Sport will work through a development programme of the new TOCA engine, including rigorous testing and manufacture during 2021, before then introducing it into the series the following year.

What fuel does BTCC use?

High quality low sulphur racing fuel currently used by the BTCC and all other Championships (excluding Renault Clio’s) on the TOCA Championship package. This product can be used in turbo charged or naturally aspirated engines.

Are BTCC cars FWD?

“It’s just frustrating – we chose a rear-wheel-drive car, and it has its pluses and its minuses, and they take away the plus. “When we get to the damp and cold weather towards the end of the season, they [the FWD cars] will be walking all over us.

What horsepower are touring cars?

In order to lower costs, the engine power is limited to 610 hp (450 kW), and transmissions, brakes and tyres (Hankook) are standard parts for all. Also, dimensions and aerodynamics are equalised.

Why are some BTCC cars left hand drive?

With many/most manufacturers the vast majority of the cars they are going to sell are left hand drive, because most countries drive on the right. Therefore the most cost effective way to design a car is left hand drive in the first place.

What does BTC Racing stand for?

British Touring Car Championship
https://btcracing.co.uk. BTC Racing is a British auto racing team based in Brackley, Northamptonshire owned and run by Steve Dudman. The team is best known for competing in the British Touring Car Championship.

What make is a Toca engine?

A fourth Toyota appeared on the grid for 2013. Adam Morgan’s family-run team Ciceley Racing acquired Wrathall’s 2011 car, fitted with a TOCA-BTCC engine. Five Toyota’s made the 2014 grid….Models.

Make Toyota
Model Avensis
Developer GPRM
Years active 2011 – 2018

What does Toca stand for BTCC?

TOCA, formally trading as BARC (TOCA) Ltd, is an organiser of motorsport events in the United Kingdom. The company organises and administers the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and the support series to the BTCC, sometimes known as the TOCA Tour or TOCA Package.

Why do they use ballast in BTCC?

Often, the actual weight of the car is lower, so ballast is used to bring it up to the minimum. In some racing series, for example the British Touring Car Championship, ballast is used as a handicap, the leading drivers at the end of one race being given more ballast for the next race.

What kind of engine can you use in BTCC?

Since 2011, when BTCC organiser TOCA established the New Generating Touring Car (NGTC) rules, teams have been able to use a race-prepared factory engine or a generic TOCA unit supplied by Swindon Powertrain. All use an Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox no matter their engine choice.

Where does the BTCC Swindon prepared engine come from?

Low cost to develop, build, buy and maintain – either by teams and/or race engine-builders developing their own, or through lease/purchase of the 2017 revised specification TOCA-BTCC Swindon prepared engine Engine can be sourced from a manufacturer’s broad ‘family’ range, including subsidiary marques under their effective control

How long does a BTCC race engine last?

The engines have a life of 5000km (3100 miles) between services and will cover 3500km (2174 miles) in a season. Installation in the car can be either transverse or longitudinal in order to suit both front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive.

What kind of engine does British Touring Car Championship use?

Many teams in the British Touring Car Championship run a ‘generic’ engine supplied by Swindon Powertrain. This season, one of them will have us to thank At the start of each British Touring Car Championship race, something like 13,000bhp is unleashed before an excited crowd.