Ford Focus RS
The British Touring Car Championship is one of the best-loved, most illustrious and famous motor racing championships in the world. Only Formula 1 and America’s NASCAR stock car series have longer histories – since its inception in 1958 it has attracted and captivated millions of fans around the world.
Saloon car racing was a huge success from the very start, with the public packing into Britain’s motor sport venues to watch the top drivers of the day compete in racing versions of their road cars at simply unbelievable speeds. It’s a lasting appeal that to this day continues to deliver a punch and panache that is the envy of every other motor sporting arena in the UK.
Traditional, great British names such as Jaguar, Austin, Ford, Mini, Lotus, Sunbeam and Triumph – often with top international stars, including Formula 1 drivers, at the wheel combined with enhanced television coverage and marketing genius, this has made the BTCC essential viewing for millions throughout the UK – and many millions more around the world.
Trackside crowd figures nudged the 40,000 mark as the calendar evolved into a major UK tour with events being added in Scotland and Wales. Our 2017 Team Parker racer is former GP2 and Formula 3 star Stephen Jelley returning to the BTCC as a proven touring car race winner of the past and now of the future.
Programme of Events:
April 1-2: Brands Hatch (Indy)
April 15-16: Donington Park
May 6-7: Thruxton
May 20-21: Oulton Park
June 10-11: Croft
July 29-30: Snetterton
August 12-13: Knockhill
August 26-27: Rockingham
September 16-17: Silverstone
September 30-October 1: Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)
Make Up of the Team Parker Racing NGTC BTCC Ford Focus ST Touring Car
2.0 litre Turbo Charged
Race power approx.: 300+ bhp
Displacement: 2.000 ccm
Front wheel drive
Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox
AP Racing Racing clutch
Full Front sub frame incorporating suspension, brakes and power unit location
Rear suspension integrated into specified rollcage locations
Multi adjustable double wishbone suspension coil over dampers
Dunlop Championship SportMaxx Dry controlled tyres
Dunlop Championship SportMaxx BluResponse Wet configuration tyres
Width: Equalised 1875mm
Weight: 1280 kg