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What's new for the 2020 Kwik Fit BTCC Season

Kwik Fit | Tuesday 12th November 2019 4:20pm

Sam Tordoff BTCC driver on track at Knockhill

The 2019 Kwik Fit BTCC season was a thrilling one. The announcement of ExcelR8ís decision to introduce the Hyundai I30 Fastback N Performance to the BTCC for 2020 has increased excitement levels for the 2020 season. The 2020 calendar has been confirmed and the season will start on the 28th March at Donington Park with some familiar faces already confirmed for the season.  Some minor rule changes have already been announced ahead of the new season. Continue reading to find out more about whatís new for 2020.

Tyre choices

Introduced successfully last season at Snetterton, hard, medium and soft tyres will all be used on race day. This will also be the case at Croft Circuit which has had significant improvements made on the trackís surface to enable all three tyre compounds to be used at the circuit.

Teams will have the opportunity to be more flexible with their tyre choice strategy in the 2020 season. Instead of having to specify which tyres they want to use before qualifying, the teams can choose when to use their ĎOptioní tyre during the day. This means that tyre choice strategy will be more important than ever in the 2020 season. Also, the maximum success ballast will be 60kg for the 2020 season so the competition for points will be stronger than ever.

New qualifying format

We will also see a new qualifying format tested at Snetterton. Rather than the 30 minute session drivers will only have 25 minutes to try and record one of the ten fastest lap times. The quickest ten drivers will then have ten minutes to try and end qualifying at the front of the grid.

The calendar

The new look calendar for the 2020 season will see the season opener take place at Donington Park with Silverstone being visited twice during the season. As with the 2019 season, Brands Hatch will host the final race weekend of the season. The calendar changes mean that the season is even more unpredictable and exiting as circuits have been switched around.

Teams and drivers

Team HARD have announced that Jack Goff will remain racing for the team next season. A late addition to the teamís line up for 2019, Jack hasnít had to wait as long this season for the team to confirm his place in the line-up. As we get closer to the start of the season, it will become more clear which drivers, teams and cars we should be looking out for on the 2020 BTCC track.

BTCC cars on circuit at Knockhill


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