The British Touring Car Championship has confirmed it will have a record capacity entry list of 32 entrants for the 2014 season. This has been confirmed after all 32 of the new TBL’s (TOCA BTCC License) were allocated during the pre-registration process, which closed on 30 November.
Meanwhile it looks as though Frank Wrathall will not be one of those 32 entries after CCTV evidence showed him overtaking a cyclist, cutting across his path and then causing a collision while holding his mobile phone. He has pleaded not guilty but it looks pretty certain what will happen, however a decision will be made in January (I forget the exact date however).
He also sent this tweet to a fan:
@frenchy01 up in the air at the moment, I do have first refusal on 11 though!
Looks like it’ll be an interesting series! I see a lot of different cars lined up for BTCC. I was hoping to see a list like this (of drivers, teams, and different cars) for WTCC but it doesn’t look as promising.
Nothing wrong with another racing series to follow! =)
Would that we might ever have such a headline about F1…
Great news for the BTCC, particularly as it’s the premier racing series that’s entirely live on free-to-air television in the UK these days. Will be at Brands Hatch for the season opener with @ratboy no doubt!
If only the British GT championship had the same free-to-air TV access.
Good news for the BTCC though. nice to see the licence introduced and some proper teams and drivers coming in. I’ll be supporting United Autosports next season I think, I think they stand a chance at some decent results.
Did I see that MG are entering a 3rd car this time round?