British Touring Car Championship
While archrival BMW may be downscaling its racing program – in touring car series particularly – Audi looks to be going the other way. For evidence, we turn your attention to Exhibit A: a new entry into the British Touring Car Championship for 2011.
Toyota Avensis Next Generation Touring Car – Click above for high-res sketches
2011 Chevrolet Cruze CS – Click above for high-res image
AmD Milltek Racing Volkswagen Golf touring car – Click above for image gallery
Where there's smoke, there's fire. So it was natural to expect that, with the debut of the mildly facelifted Fiat Punto Evo and its smoked headlights, we might expect an updated version of the fire-breathing Abarth to go with it. And this, according to reports, is our first look at just such a hot hatch.
Ethanol membership in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) is now up to four. Team RAC recently announced that they'll be running the MG ZS cars of drivers Colin Turkington and Rob Collard on the E85 mixture for the 22 round at Knockhill. Jason Hughes of Kartworld Racing also running an MG ZS made the move to ethanol for on the 16th round.
There's a great article up on the Energy Efficiency Motorsport (EEMS) website about the use of bioethanol in racing. John Coxon, the author, delves into some history, some basic facts about bioethanol's make-up and production processes, as well as some of the difficulties faced by racers who use it.