Oct 18, · Points are then awarded normally for the remaining seven races, with the title race being much closer as a result. That has certainly been the case since the BSB introduced the system back in Author: Jamie Klein. BTCC CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TEAMS Points are awarded to the two highest-placed cars from each team in each race (provided they are listed as a classified finisher in the final results). Points are awarded as per the BTCC Drivers Championship, but without additional points for Pole Position, Fastest Lap or leading a race. BTCC INDEPENDENTS' TEAM TROPHY. The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (commonly abbreviated as BTCC) was a motor racing championship for production-based touring cars held across England and Scotland. The championship featured a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded amateur drivers competing in highly modified versions of family cars which are sold to the general public and conform .
Points system in btccBTCC ANNOUNCES EXTENDED POINTS FORMAT
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BMW i M Sport . Stephen Jelley . Take this year for another example. If not for the showdown format, Byrne would have had a lead of nearly points heading to Brands, with a fourth championship already firmly in his pocket.
The only thing preventing a nail-biting head-to-head between he and Kiyonari is the fact that the Japanese rider fractured his collarbone in a practice crash, which caused him to miss the first race of the weekend and has put his participation in the remaining two races in doubt. Of course, the system is not without its downsides, one of which is that the rounds in the middle of the season lose their interest, as the focus for the top riders turns to securing their places in the top six rather than going all out for the win.
But, surely that is preferable to the finale losing its lustre as a result of the title already having been decided, as was the case with BTCC last weekend. Turkington would still have emerged as the victor, but, carrying a lead of only 16 points into the final race, his championship would have hung in the balance for much longer than it did in reality.
Ultimately, the BTCC is only as good a series as the show it is able to put on. But, in a world where all categories of motorsport, to a greater or lesser extent, are facing a tougher battle than ever to capture the imagination of the public, taking a step to maximise the chances of the title race going down to the wire can surely only be a good thing for the BTCC.
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