BTCC Diamond Jubilee celebrations set for Goodwood FoS
The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, alongside The Goodwood Festival of Speed, can this morning announce that the BTCC will return to the event this summer as part of the series’ 60th Anniversary, Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed will host a thrilling BTCC shootout, taking place over 12-15 July outside Goodwood House, headlining the Festival’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations of saloon car racing in Britain, which will also feature a stunning collection of cars spanning six decades of door handle-to-door handle action.
A shootout was last held in 2016, when Goodwood’s resident track tester Andrew Jordan beat strong competition to take his Ford Focus ST to the top step of the podium and earn the bragging rights.
Jordan will be back in 2018 with the West Surrey Racing-prepared BMW Pirtek Racing 125i M Sport – the BMW was the fastest off the line in 2016 but could not convert it to winning pace at the top of the Hill.
Returning to the Festival alongside the 2013 BTCC champion will be three-time champion Matt Neal in the all-new Halfords Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type-R and Adam Morgan in the MAC Tools with Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes-Benz A-Class, while Power Maxed TAG Racing will bring the on-form Vauxhall Astra with a yet-to-be-confirmed driver.
Making their Festival of Speed debut will be two of the championship’s most popular drivers in the shape of reigning Independent champion Tom Ingram with the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota Avensis and Rob Austin in the Alfa Romeo Giulietta of HMS Racing with DUO Motorsport.
Alongside the BTCC shootout will be a celebration class of some of the most iconic saloon cars to grace British motor circuits including the Alfa Romeo 155, Mini Cooper S, Volvo 850 Estate and the car which took Jack Sears to championship glory in 1958, the Austin A105.