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Record 32 car entry for 2013 BTCC season

A record 32 cars have been entered for this year’s 2013 British Touring Car Championship.

26 cars will be run to the BTCC’s latest Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) specification, and six cars will be run in the Super 2000 category where they can compete for the Jack Sears Trophy.

The two Hondas of Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden, and the MGs of Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff are the only manufacturer entries with all others eligible in the independents’ championship.

Michael Caine will drive Motorbase Performances’s third NGTC-spec Focus Focus ST later in the season, whilst Chris Stockton will join the grid during the last half of the season from Snetterton.

The two IP Tech Race Engineering Cruzes will start the season late as confirmed yesterday, with Andy Neate starting at Donington Park and the second car from Snetterton.

No – Driver – Team – Car – Class
1 – Gordon Shedden – Honda Racing Team – Honda Civic – NGTC
2 – Matt Neal – Honda Racing Team – Honda Civic – NGTC
4 – Michael Caine – Motorbase Performance – Ford Focus ST – NGTC
5 – Rob Collard – West Surrey Racing – BMW 125i – NGTC
6 – Tom Onslow-Cole – Tony Gilham Racing – Volkswagen CC – NGTC
7 – Mat Jackson – Motorbase Performance – Ford Focus ST – NGTC
8 – Aron Smith – Motorbase Performance – Ford Focus ST – NGTC
10 – Daniel Welch – Welch Motorsport – Proton Persona – NGTC
11 – Frank Wrathall – Dynojet Racing – Toyota Avensis – NGTC
12 – David Nye – Welch Motorsport – Ford Focus ST – S2000
13 – Rob Austin – Rob Austin Racing – Audi A4 – NGTC
14 – Will Bratt – Rob Austin Racing – Audi A4 – NGTC
15 – James Kaye – AmD Tuning – Volkswagen Golf V – S2000
17 – Dave Newsham – Speedworks Motorsport – Toyota Avensis – NGTC
18 – Nick Foster – West Surrey Racing – BMW 125i – NGTC
20 – James Cole – Tony Giham Racing – Vauxhall Insignia – NGTC
22 – Howard Fuller – Tony Gilham Racing – Volkswagen CC – NGTC
28 – Chris Stockton – BTC Racing – Chevrolet Cruze – NGTC
29 – Colin Turkington – West Surrey Racing – BMW 125i – NGTC
31 – Jack Goff – Tony Gilham Racing – Vauxhall Insignia – NGTC
33 – Adam Morgan – Cicely Racing – Toyota Avensis – NGTC
39 – Warren Scott – BMR Restart Racing – SEAT LeΓ³n – S2000
43 – Lea Wood – JWT Performance – Vauxhall Vectra – S2000
44 – Andy Neate – IP Tech Race Engineering – Chevrolet Cruze – NGTC
48 – Oliver Jackson – Speedworks Motorsport – Toyota Avensis – NGTC
55 – Jeff Smith – Eurotech Racing – Honda Civic – NGTC
66 – Liam Griffin – Motorbase Performance – Ford Focus ST – S2000
77 – Andrew Jordan – Eurotech Racing – Honda Civic – NGTC
88 – Sam Tordoff – Triple Eight Race Engineering – MG6 GT – NGTC
90- Joe Girling – Tech-Speed Motorsport – Chevrolet Cruze LT – S2000
99 – Jason Plato – Triple Eight Race Engineering – MG6 GT – NGTC
TBC – TBC – IP Tech Race Engineering – Chevrolet Cruze – NGTC