Super Touring meets NGTC at Oulton Park
So far in 2014 the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship has produced some stunning racing, with many stars of the future coming to the forefront of the series.
At Oulton Park next weekend though, there will be an ‘old school’ feel to proceedings as two eras collide for the fourth weekend of the championship – with rounds 10, 11 and 12 the headline acts.
With the Porsche Carrera Cup GB absent from the support package due to racing at Le Mans, the Historic Super Touring Car Championship will be
A grid of 29 cars are provisionally entered with the likes of John Cleland and Patrick Watts driving their Vauxhall Vectra and Peugeot 406 respectively. Also on the grid is the last car to win in the Super Touring era, a Ford Mondeo, where two of them have been entered. An ex-Jason Plato Renault Laguna and ex-David Leslie Nissan Primera also are set to feature on the grid.
Tim Harvey is also said to be looking for a drive at the event however this is yet to be confirmed.
Reigning BTCC champion Andrew Jordan will have his first taste of Super Touring machinery in the build up to next weekend as well. The Pirtek Racing driver will get behind the wheel and test an ex-Jeff Allam Vauxhall Cavalier from the era.
In keeping with the Super Touring roots at the Cheshire circuit, all series will race around the International layout of Oulton Park for the first time in almost 20 years.
Oulton Park last year saw record crowds attend and it is set to be the same story in 2014. The first race for the series will take place on Saturday with Sunday’s HSCC race scheduled to be televised on ITV4.
Article originally written on Sunday, 1 June 2014. Read more articles from the BTCC Crazy Archive.