2013 Race Date/Timetable/
Donington Park Circuit
Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP
Location: off the A453, nr East Midlands Airport, from j23a or 24, M1 (M42 interchange)
Tel: 01332 810048
Ticket Hotline: 0844 873 7343
Advance race day prices: www.donington-park.co.uk/events/2013/04/20/british-touring-car-championship/
Number of laps/
Qualifying: Matt Neal (GBR), Honda Civic, 1m.10.129s (101.59mph) on 16 April 2011
Race: Adam Morgan (GBR), Toyota Avensis, 1m10.573s (100.95mph) on 21 April 2013
Lap records re-established in 2011 due to revised circuit lay-out]
Race 1: Gordon Shedden
Race 2: Andrew Jordan
Race 3: Colin Turkington
Past Winners (since Super Touring era - 1991)/
7: Gordon Shedden (2007, 2006 x2, 2010, 2012 x2, 2013), John Cleland (1994 x2, 1995 x3, 1998 x2)
6: Matt Neal (1999, 2003, 2005 x2, 2010, 2011), Alain Menu (1993, 1997 x3, 2000 x2)
4: Jason Plato (2008, 2007 x2, 2004), James Thompson (1999, 2002, 2009 x2),
3: Tim Harvey (1992 x2, 1993), Frank Biela (1996 x2, 1997), Yvan Muller (2003, 2004, 2005)
2: Colin Turkington (2006, 2013), Andrew Jordan (2011, 2013), Mat Jackson (2011, 2012), Andy Rouse (1991 x2), Anthony Reid (1998, 2000)
1: Robert Collard (2009), Fabrizio Giovanardi (2008); Darren Turner (2008), David Leslie (1998), Gabriele Tarquini (2000), Rickard Rydell (1995), Giampero Simoni (1994), Tom Chilton (2004), Alan Morrison (2002)
Number of wins per manufacturer (since Super Touring era - 1991)/
5: Ford, SEAT, Renault
3: BMW, Audi, Nissan
1: MG, Volvo, Alfa Romeo
Memories (since Super Touring era - 1991)/
2012: Mat Jackson takes victory in race 1 in his Ford Focus ST. Race 2 is dominated by the Honda Civics of Gordon Shedden and reigning champion Matt Neal, with Shedden taking victory in races 2 & 3 despite Mat Jackson crossing the line first in the final race of the day - Jackson was disqualified due to an infringement of turbo boost regulations.
2011: Reigning champion Jason Plato suffers a high-speed crash, his Silverline Chevrolet Cruze striking a barrier and rolling three times. Plato was unharmed and his RML engineers remarkably repaired his car in time for race three. 'Locals' Matt Neal, Andrew Jordan and Mat Jackson shared the wins in three highly dramatic races. But 25-year old James Nash, yet to win a BTCC race, incredibly led the standings heading to Thruxton.
2010: The BTCC marks Donington's first major motor racing event since its re-opening after works to repair the circuit following a failed bid to stage Britain's F1 GP that left the venue in disaray. There's a pile-up at the new, improved Goddards chicane which leaves series leader Jason Plato in the barriers. His three title rivals Gordon Shedden, Tom Onslow-Cole and Matt Neal share the wins to keep up the pressure on him.
2009: James Thompson makes it seven different winners in a row when he wins race 1 - a BTCC record. In race 2, he wins again as also for the first time four past champions - Thompson, Neal, Giovanardi, Plato - fill the top four spots.
2008: SEAT’s Leon TDI becomes the first diesel car in history to win a BTCC race when Jason Plato wins race 1. Darren Turner then adds a second victory for diesel-power in race 3.
2006 In a thrill-a-minute race in the rain on slick tyres, Team RAC MG driver Colin Turkington loses the lead at the start of the final lap but then performs a daring move at the last bend to pass Vauxhall's Fabrizio Giovanardi and win.
2005: On his debut for Vauxhall, Colin Turkington qualifies the manufacturer’s new Astra Sport Hatch on pole position for its first BTCC race. Matt Neal then gives Team Halfords’ new, self-developed Honda Integra a dream victory on its first outing.
2004: Thanks to setting the fast lap in the final round, James Thompson is crowned Champion by a single point from Vauxhall team-mate Yvan Muller. It is Thompson’s second title.
2002: James Thompson becomes BTCC Champion for the first time when Vauxhall team-mate Yvan Muller retires from the final round with broken suspension.
1999: Matt Neal (Team Dynamics Nissan) banks £250,000 for becoming the first independent driver to win a BTCC race outright. Neal has to fight back from fifth position, though, after briefly stalling his car’s engine during the mandatory wheel change pit stop.
1998: Former F1 world champion Nigel Mansell is at the centre of an enthralling five-way fight for the race lead when he makes a guest appearance in Ford’s Mondeo.
1995: John Cleland (Vauxhall) wins the BTCC’s opening round under new technical regulations that see all cars sprout aerodynamic wings and splitters and bulkier body kits.
1993: Two wet races at either end of the season – the first supporting the European F1 Grand Prix – gift newcomer Renault two unlikely wins with its off-the-pace 19 model, Michelin’s rain tyres giving drivers Tim Harvey and Alain Menu an edge in the conditions.
1992: Tim Harvey, with sparks flying from a trailing exhaust, gives BMW’s 318 model its first BTCC race win. It is the start of a strong run of results that eventually net him the title.
1991: The BTCC’s first double-race fixture. Andy Rouse gives Toyota its first BTCC race win, then makes it a double with victory in race two. There’s a race-stopping multiple pile-up at McLeans when oil is dropped on the track. The cars of Jeff Allam (Vauxhall) and privateer Nick Whale (BMW) are wrecked.