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TerraClean-backed Turkington takes BTCC crown

TerraClean-backed Turkington takes BTCC crown

Motorsport, News
Engine decarbonising brand TerraClean has expressed its delight as its ambassador Colin Turkington has been crowned 2018 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winner, in a finale on Sunday that topped off a scintillating season. In an emotionally-charged final weekend at a packed Brands Hatch, Turkington secured the championship in the second race of a day. After the race, Turkington said: “That was the most difficult race of the year. I was trying so hard. We didn’t have the car to go forward. I was getting shuffled back so quickly. The emotions are just so raw. I was driving around there preparing for a dog fight in race three thinking ‘how on earth I was going to get forward’. I wasn’t expecting the news on the radio that I’d won. I’m so pleased for so many people. The first
Denso congratulates Toyota Gazoo Racing on Le Mans victory

Denso congratulates Toyota Gazoo Racing on Le Mans victory

Hybrid Vehicles, Motorsport, News
Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) and sponsor and technical partner DENSO returned to the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 17-18 2018 with the ambition of taking the team’s first vistory in the historic race, after years of trying. At the 8thrunning of the event, the team achieves a one-two finish at the famous Circuit de la Sarthe. The Le Mans 24 Hours, Round 3 of the FIA World Endurance Championship, remains one of the world’s most famous motor races, and one that had previously eluded the team until now. Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and F1 star Fernando Alonso drove the #8 TS050 HYBRID vehicle, steering it to victory as they crossed the line first. Not far behind was the team of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López, who led for long periods in the #7 TS050 HYBRID, making it a perfe
BTCC Launch 2018

BTCC Launch 2018

Motorsport, Out and about
It’s a wet March morning and in a corner of the Donington race circuit, 32 racing drivers are sitting by a stage, waiting to be introduced to the members of the media who have braved the conditions to make it to the BTCC launch day. This is a popular annual event. While teams will have already tested cars at circuits in sunnier and warmer locations – at least in previous years – this is the first chance for British journalists to see the new machines in the flesh, hear the NGTC engines roar down straights and listen to the Dunlop tyres squeal as those drivers push them to their limits, and sometimes beyond, in the corners. The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) is also celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018. Today’s cars are very different from the Lotus Cortinas and RS500
Absolute Alignment announces motorsport sponsorships

Absolute Alignment announces motorsport sponsorships

Motorsport, News, Wheel and body Alignment
Wheel alignment firm Absolute Alignment has announced two new motorsport partnerships, and will be represented in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and the British GT Championship. Absolute Alignment’s 2018 racing calendar features a total of five motorsport disciplines, and more than 40 race meetings, taking the Farnborough-based outfit to no less than 19 race tracks all across the country, into Europe and the USA. New for this season, the company has become an Official Technical Partner to Power Maxed TAG Racing in the BTCC, and will be supporting Academy Motorsport’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 entries in British GT. This is in addition to Absolute Alignment’s existing partnerships with Welch Motorsport in the highly-competitive Porsche Carrera Cup, and