The British Saloon Car Championship, or what we now know as the British Touring Car Championship was founded in 1958. Early years saw a multi-class field determined by engine capacity, which for some was a bit disappointing as winning a title didn’t necessarily mean winning the race outright. Fast forward to the 1990’s and the BTCC entered the renowned Super Touring era, with the regulations being so popular they were adopted by the FIA for use in Europe and the rest of the world. Presently we are in the era of the NGTC cars, a base platform car used by multiple teams to keep costs down and the racing thrilling.
Throughout the history of the BTCC Corbeau have been involved with numerous drivers and teams, enjoying their successes and most importantly keeping them safe, with our renowned Motorsport seating and harness ranges. Today the seat of choice is our Predator seat which conforms to the FIA 8862:2009 Advanced seating standard, as used by drivers such at Ash Sutton, Jason Plato and Tom Chilton. Before the Predator was our Revenge X seat, which remains our top of the range FIA 8855-1999 FIA standard Motorsport seat. From all at Corbeau, we say many happy returns to the BTCC and wish all competitors a very safe and successful weekend. Join us in reminiscing through the images below at some of the cars that have defined the championship that we all know and love.
Images – BTCC.net/Peter Still Photographic, JohnCleland.net, Jakob Ebrey