The British Touring Car Championship has been coming to Rockingham since 2007. 2003 saw the series visit the Northamptonshire track for the first time, when Matt Neal and Yvan Muller took wins, but didn’t visit again until 2007. Since then, it’s been a permanent fixture on the calendar.
Eleven different drivers have taken wins at what’s been dubbed the fastest track in Europe, including Rob Austin, who took his very first BTCC win at the track in 2013, and returned the following year to take another win.
Rockingham has a number of different configurations, but BTCC uses a circuit that combines the NASCAR style oval to the challenging infield section of tight hairpins and fast bends. There are 11 corners in total, with a lap length of 1.94 miles. Each race will consist of 16 racing laps.
Jason Plato (2007 R3, 2009 R2, 2010 R2, 2011 R1, 2012 R1, 2015 R3)
Gordon Shedden (2008 R1, 2011 R2, 2012 R2, 2012 R3, 2015 R2)
Matt Neal (2003 R1, 2008 R3, 2010 R1, 2010 R3)
Mat Jackson (2008 R2, 2015 R1)
Rob Austin (2013 R2, 2014 R3)
Colin Turkington (2014 R1, 2014 R2)
Andrew Jordan (2013 R1, 2013 R3)
Stephen Jelley (2009 R1, 2009 R3)
Fabrizio Giovanardi (2007 R1, 2007 R2)
James Nash (2011 R3)
Yvan Muller (2003 R2)
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