Having made its debut at Croft back in 1997, the BTCC
has since become a staple fixture on the calendar and attracts huge crowds.
But while Formula One operates on a global scale and attracts billion-dollar sponsors unaffected by the downturn, BTCC
casts a narrower net and many participants feel there is little left to prove anyway.
Dozens of fundraising activities will be organised throughout the year to coincide with the BTCC
calendar and fast-fitters across HiQ will be encouraged to take part in as many events as possible.
"Finishing second overall in this year's BTCC
was a fantastic achievement and I was thrilled to have that recognised by BMW."
This final phase includes BTCC
's three state-of-the-art auditoria and 18 break-out rooms.
Meanwhile, North East racer Harry Vaulkhard came 20th, 18th and 15th in his BTCC
debut, with veteran racer Alan Taylor coming away with finishes in 20th, 21st and 23rd place.
Jackson has burst on to the BTCC
scene with ease in his BMW 320si, the same vehicle that Andy Priaulx used to win the 2006 World Touring Car Championship.
"If I can have a good run and be consistent then the last few races will mean I can go all out for the BTCC
Liverpool's Paul O'Neill, who took an emotional first BTCC
race win at his home track of Oulton last year, is tied for third in the championship with Honda's Matt Neal.
"We finished the first half of the season with the perfect score, grabbing our first ever BTCC
win for both me and the team.
2 A BTCC
race start is always an incredible sight and it was a brilliant year to be a regular in the media room for the season.
"e unique mix of fast, |owing corners and tight, twisty sections means close wheel-towheel racing, especially in the BTCC