BTCC RECAP: THE OFF-SEASON SO FAR
As we all get into the swing of 2022, the BTCC’s monthly recaps return to fill you in on all the latest news as we edge closer to this year’s Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship campaign…
First off, let’s look back at all the major announcements and breaking news revealed since Brands Hatch’s season finale…
The Official BTCC website kicked off December with its annual confirmation of team entries for the upcoming season, including the news that the grid number would increase to 32 for the 2022 campaign, with TOCA loaning an additional three licences alongside the 29 TOCA BTCC Licences held by teams.
The announcement included information on how many TBLs each squad had confirmed, adding to the anticipation and excitement ahead of this year’s campaign.
NAPA Racing joins the BTCC grid and announces potent driver lineup
A trio of announcements during December from Motorbase Performance-run NAPA Racing UK saw the team not only state its intentions on BTCC glory but also declare a fierce driver lineup for the campaign.
With three-time Porsche Carerra Cup GB Champion Dan Cammish joined by reigning BTCC titleholder Ash Sutton, the news quickly become a hot topic with fans as they discussed their opinions and made predictions for the team in 2022.
Motorbase Performance also confirmed that, separately to NAPA Racing UK, Ollie Jackson and Sam Osborne would be piloting the Wrotham-based outfit’s Ford Focus STs during this year’s BTCC campaign.
Reigning Teams’ Champions Laser Tools Racing revealed Dexter Patterson would be joining the squad alongside Aiden Moffat in 2022, as the young Scotsman is set to make his series debut this year.
Throughout December, Kwik Fit’s mini docuseries On the Limit gave fans an exclusive window into the BTCC paddock, with the second series of the ten-part show following a trio of drivers throughout the 2021 campaign.
A New Year’s Eve announcement from MB Motorsport saw the squad draw 2021 to a close on a high, as it was revealed that a new partnership with WSR and ROKiT would see Jake Hill driving a BMW 330e M Sport under the MB Motorsport powered by ROKiT banner in 2022.