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Allam Returns To BTCC As Driving Standards Advisor

Jeff Allam, who took 16 race wins during his career in the British Touring Car Championship was today revealed as the BTCC Driving Standards Advisor.

In the role the former BTCC driver, who debuted in the series back in 1978 in the then named British Saloon Car Championship, will be at each of the remanding six events on the calendar to assist and advise the Clerk of the Course in the investigation of on-track incidents. The role isn’t something that’s new to the 56-year old who carried the same title in the mid-late nineties.

“I’m delighted that Jeff has again accepted my offer of this role,” said BTCC Series Director Alan Gow. “The amount of very competitive teams and drivers in our championship is fabulous but inevitably can lead to an increased workload, particularly with matters concerning on-track incidents.

“Therefore Jeff’s highly regarded input will not only bring a respected driver’s perspective to the table, but also help us to provide a more efficient decision-making process at the event.”

The announcement comes after driving standards were the hot topic of discussion at Donington Park which saw numerous collisions and incidents throughout the weekend.

Article originally written on Monday, 16 May 2011. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.