BTCC superstar Colin Turkington will compete alongside championship legends John Cleland and Anthony Reid in Classic Touring Car Racing Club’s new Super Touring championship.
In what is renowned as the ‘golden era’ in the history of the British Touring Car Championship, the Super Tourers reigned supreme.
With huge budgets, top manufactures and some the worlds most talented drivers, this period of touring car racing is looked back on fondly by people around the world that witnessed these staples of motorsport history go door to door week in, week out.
The Classic Touring Car Racing Club has launched its newest addition to their 2022 schedule in the form of their Super Touring championship. A championship that has been attempted before, but with little success.
The first round of the championship is this weekend, 26-27th of March 2022.
So what makes CTCRC’s new championship unique?
The cars will be run on Michelin tyres that are period correct, allowing for closer racing and much more feasible running costs for the individuals and teams which was one of the downfalls of previous efforts to run a super touring championship.
The first driver to put his name down was Cleland. The Scotsman drove in the championship from 1989 to 1999. He is a two-time champion in the BTCC, taking both the 1989 and the 1995 drivers championships.
Cleland is due to run his 1997 Vauxhall Vectra in the championship. His 1998 Vectra will also be at the event.
Ex-Nissan factory driver, Reid, is also returning to Super touring machinery in his runner up 1998 ex-factory Nissan Primera.
Current BTCC driver and two-time drivers champion, Turkington, is also taking part in the new series in an MG ZS that he hasn’t driven since 2004.
There are a plethora of other drivers and cars due to attend the event, with bountiful grids of classic touring cars from all ears of the championship due to attend.
As well as the classic Touring cars, there will also be support from the first round of the Caterham Graduates Championship, while the search for the next superstar from the Junior Saloon Car Championship begins.
There will be non-stop racing with the Kumho BMW Championship and Mini 7 Racing Club.
- March 26/27 – Silverstone International
- April 16/17 – Brands Hatch
- May 28 – Oulton Park
- July 9/10 – Thruxton
- August 13 – Brands Hatch GP
- September 17/18 – Snetterton
- October 22/23 – Donington Park
- November 13 – Brands Hatch