For the last sixty years, familiar-looking family saloon cars have been taking lumps out of each other around UK circuits as part of a series that’s been through many acronyms but is currently settling for BTCC, or the British Touring Car Championship.
It’s one of blighty’s longest-running forms of motorsport. One that resonates with the general public for many reasons. Primarily, because it has a gritty honesty to it; the racing is tight, the cars are recognisable, the drivers are fighty, and over the years there have been more than a fair share of crashes. Seriously, if you want to be sucked into the vortex of crash-bang-wallop excellence, type ‘BTCC’ and ‘crashes’ into YouTube now.
Words: Rowan Horncastle // Photography: Mark Riccioni