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Rob Collard

Biography

Rob Collard has been a BTCC mainstay for more than a decade, after starting out his career in hot-rods and single-seaters. Third place in the Vauxhall Sri V6 Championship in 1999 precipitated a full-time tin-top switch, and the Hampshireman’s maiden BTCC campaign in 2000 yielded fourth position in the Class B standings.

A couple of troubled seasons in the Production Class with his own Collard Racing team followed, allied to a handful of outings in the FIA European Touring Car Championship, before a breakthrough was achieved in 2003 with Independents’ Cup glory in a Vauxhall Astra Coupé – in front of a number of better-funded rivals. After a less successful campaign in 2004, Collard moved to West Surrey Racing in 2005 in an MG ZS, claiming two outright victories and remaining with the squad as it morphed into Team RAC in 2006.

A difficult year in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB in 2007 prompted a BTCC return in 2008 with Motorbase Performance, with Collard tallying a brace of triumphs in 2009 en route to sixth spot in the classification. In 2010, he rejoined WSR and has remained there ever since, winning three times in 2012 as he sped to fifth in the title chase, his best finish to-date. In 2015, Rob matched that victory tally, but greater inconsistency restricted him to tenth in the points. 

Collard entered his seventh consecutive year with WSR in 2016, and produced his best yet. Two race wins and some typically swashbuckling driving saw him head into the finale weekend as one of eight drivers in with a chance of overall Drivers’ honours. As it happened, though, Collard would have to settle for being a key factor in WSR’s Manufacturer and Teams’ titles at the end of what was a fantastic season all-round for the Surrey outfit. He stays behind the wheel of the 125i M Sport for 2017.

Season Results

Event Session Position
Brands Hatch Indy Qualifying 15th
Race 1 7th
Race 2 2nd
Race 3 6th
Donington Park Qualifying 13th
Race 1 6th
Race 2 2nd
Race 3 12th
Thruxton Qualifying 18th
Race 1 10th
Race 2 1st
Race 3 7th
Oulton Park Qualifying 9th
Race 1 5th
Race 2 2nd
Race 3 6th
Croft Qualifying 13th
Race 1 4th
Race 2 3rd
Race 3 8th
Snetterton Qualifying 10th
Race 1 9th
Race 2 3rd
Race 3 2nd
Knockhill Qualifying 4th
Race 1 4th
Race 2 4th
Race 3 11th
Rockingham Qualifying 20th
Race 1 17th
Race 2 8th
Race 3 DNF
Silverstone Qualifying 22nd
Silverstone Qualifying 22nd
Race 1 DNF

Driver Info

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1 October 1968
Place of Birth: Frimley, Surrey
Lives:  Eversley, Hampshire
Team: Team BMW
Car: BMW 125i M Sport

BTCC Debut: Oulton Park, 29 May 2000

* BTCC Races includes 38 races in Production class

BTCC Races: 442
BTCC Wins: 14
BTCC Podiums: 59
BTCC Poles: 0
BTCC Fastest Laps: 14

Driver Titles

2003 BTCC Independent Cup winner

Driver Gallery

2017 Driver Lineup

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