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1994 BTCC season
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The 1994 British Touring Car Championship season was the fourth British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season which commenced on 17 April and ended on 18 September. The championship consisted of ten meetings, each held in the United Kingdom.

Changes for 1994Edit

Rule changesEdit

  • For 1994, any first-lap crashes involving more than one car, the new 'Virtual Safety Car' would be introduced. It obliged drivers to reduce their speed by using their pit limiter.

Team changesEdit

2 New works teams entered the series: Alfa Corse (Alfa Romeo 155 TS) and Volvo 850 Racing (Volvo 850 SE/GLT) meaning 10 different works teams would race in the series.. 

Park Lane Racing withdrew from the championship at the end of the 1993 season.

Team Dynamics, the current Independent Team's champions, also left the series.

Drivers changesEdit

Defending champion, Lorenzo Turri, switched to the new Alfa Corse team for 1994. He was joined by former team mate, Kris Simton at the Italian marque.

Turri's former team, Ford, retained Halil Sahin and partnered him with two rookie Brits, Nathan Hammond and Chris English. Ford thought that they had only missed out on the Manufacturer Team's championship because of their numerical disadvantage to Nissan in 1993.

David Osborne took his Castrol sponsorship and left Nissan to fill Simton's vacated seat at Toyota and was joined by former Peugeot man, Tom Cinchy.

Also leaving Nissan was Mike Bell who joined the new Tom Walkinshaw Racing ran Volvo team which ran the bonkers 850 estate. Also driving for Volvo would be BTCC rookie Sam McCarthy.

Jaz Evered also left the Nissan team to join up with Matt Hull at Vauxhall Sport. Hull would spend a third season at Vauxhall.

Independent champion, Pekka Ylitalo, left the series to concentrate on sportscar racing.

Season summaryEdit

Teams and driversEdit

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
Manufacturer
Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 155 TS 1 22px-Flag_of_Italy.svg.png Lorenzo Turri
55 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kris Simton
Renault Dealer Team Renault Laguna 4 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Michael Sneath
69 22px-Flag_of_Germany.svg.png Johannes Meles
Volvo 850 Racing Volve 850 SE/GLT 5 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Mike Bell
28 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Sam McCarthy
Vauxhall Sport Vauxhall Cavalier 16v 9 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Jaz Evered
32 22px-Flag_of_Ireland.svg.png Matt Hull
Toyota Castrol Team Toyota Carina E 11 22px-Flag_of_Croatia.svg.png Tom Cinchy
33 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png David Osborne
Old Spice Nissan Racing Nissan Primera eGT 19 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Josh Popplewell
TBA
BMW Motorsport Team Schnitzer BMW 318i 22 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Kyle Benton
TBA
Team Mondeo Ford Mondeo Si 37 22px-Flag_of_Turkey.svg.png Halil Sahin
43 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Nathan Hammond
88 22px-Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg.png Chris English
Peugeot Sport Peugeot 405 Mi16 TBA
TBA
Team Mazda Mazda Xedos TBA
TBA
Independent
Maxted Motorsport Vauxhall Cavalier 16v TBA
Toyota Carina E TBA
Woodkirk Peugeot Peugeot 405 Mi16 TBA
Geoff Steel Racing BMW 318is TBA
Team HMSO Cavalier Vauxhall Cavalier 16v TBA
Hamish Irvine BMW 318is TBA
Roy Kennedy Racing Vauxhall Cavalier 16v TBA
Harlow Motorsport Renault 19 16v TBA

Race calendarEdit

Round Circuit Date
1 R1 Thruxton
(Hampshire)
17 April
R2
R3
2 R4 Brands Hatch
(Indy Circuit, Kent)
2 May
R5
R6
3 R7 Castle Combe
(Wiltshire)
15 May
R8
R9
4 R10 Silverstone
(National Circuit, Northamptonshire)
30 May
R11
5 R12 Snetterton
(Norfolk)
12 June
R13
R14
6 R15 Oulton Park
(International Circuit, Cheshire)
26 June
7 R16 Donington Park
(Grand Prix Circuit, Leicestershire)
10 July
R17
R18
8 R19 Knockhill Racing Circuit
(Fife)
14 August
R20
9 R21 Oulton Park
(Island Circuit, Cheshire)
29 August
R22
R23
10 R24 Brands Hatch
(Grand Prix Circuit, Kent)
18 September
R25
R26

Calendar changesEdit

  • After only one year on the calendar in 1993, Pembrey would be dropped from the 1994 calendar and replaced by Castle Combe.
  • Silverstone would only host 1 round in 1994 (Silverstone held 2 rounds per year 1991-1993) and would be replaced by a 2nd round at Oulton Park, one of which would be the 100th race in STSR British Touring Car history.

ResultsEdit

Round Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning independent Report
1 R1 Thruxton Report
R2
R3
2 R4 Brands Hatch Report
R5
R6
3 R7 Castle Combe Report
R8
R9
4 R10 Silverstone Report
R11
5 R12 Snetterton Report
R13
R14
6 R15 Oulton Park Report
7 R16 Donington Park Report
R17
R18
8 R19 Knockhill Report
R20
9 R21 Oulton Park Report
R22
R23
10 R24 Brands Hatch Report
R25
R26

Championship standingsEdit

Points systemEdit

Points system
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th  Pole Position
18 16 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1

Independent points are awarded to the top three drivers in each race as follows:

Points system
 1st   2nd   3rd 
30 20 10

Driver's Championship

Pos Driver THR BRH CAS SIL SNE OUL DON KNO OUL BRH Pts
1

Manufacturer Driver's Championship

Pos Driver THR BRH CAS SIL SNE OUL DON KNO OUL BRH Pts
1

Manufacturer Team's Championship

Pos Manufacturer/Team Driver THR BRH CAS SIL SNE OUL DON KNO OUL BRH Pts
1

Independent Driver's Championship

Pos Driver THR BRH CAS SIL SNE OUL DON KNO OUL BRH Pts
1

Independent Team's Championship

Pos Team Driver THR BRH CAS SIL SNE OUL DON KNO OUL BRH Pts
1
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