12th August 2020

Race Tech magazine has been talking to the experts about the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship's move to hybrid power in 2022. Here's an excerpt from the recent article...

With almost every road car manufacturer now offering some degree of hybridisation somewhere within its range, it only seems right that touring cars should follow. But unlike the big budget worlds of Formula 1 or sports prototypes, the organisers of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) knew that they couldn't ask the teams to start writing blank cheques. It would have to be the world's first affordable competition hybrid system.

The year for the introduction of the new system was pencilled in as 2022. This was largely chosen because the NGTC formula is run in five-year chunks and the 2022 season would correspond with the start of the next period, so the contracts would be up for renewal and the cars may be evolving somewhat anyway.

Click here to read the full article, on pages 36-47 of the digital magazine.

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