Newsham causes a stir by topping media day test

A packed provisional entry list for the 2012 British Touring Car Championship turned up for the pre-season media day at Silverstone, and there was a surprise in store when Dave Newsham set the pace in the afternoon test for ES Racing.

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TOC goes back to his roots for 2012…

Back in 2007, Dick Bennetts gave a young driver his chance to race in the BTCC he dreamed of racing in. Now TOM ONSLOW-COLE and West Surrey Racing are back together with very exciting prospects for 2012.

I talked to both of them about their feelings before the new season…

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Plato and Neate join Triple Eight MG squad for 2012

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Triple Eight has announced that Jason Plato will return to the team for the upcoming BTCC season, driving one of two brand new NGTC-specification MG6s as the MG marque makes its return to the series.

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AMD sign Ollie Jackson for new season, Morgan to enter with Speedworks

AMD Milltek have announced they will continue in the BTCC in 2012 with Oliver Jackson taking the wheel of their NGTC Volkswagen Golf, while Adam Morgan will make his BTCC debut in a Speedworks Toyota.

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Official 2012 BTCC calendar released

Next year’s British Touring Car Championship calendar has been announced, with Donington Park having finalised its April date.

The season will kick off on April 1 at the Brands Hatch circuit, with the Kent track opening and closing the 2012 season.

Nine circuits will again host the 10-round series, with the only change in round order being a swap between the Brands Hatch (2) and Silverstone meetings.

2012 BTCC calendar:

31 March-1 April         Brands Hatch
14-15 April              Donington Park
28-29 April              Thruxton
9-10 June                Oulton Park
23-24 June               Croft
11-12 August             Snetterton (300)
25-26 August             Knockhill
22-23 September          Rockingham
6-7 October              Silverstone
20-21 October            Brands Hatch