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BTCC teams rack up valuable mileage in Donington Park test

The British Touring Car Championship field racked up an impressive 1,282 laps between them in the media day test session at Donington Park today, the only official test of the off-season.

The four-hour session was also the first public sighting for a number of teams’ liveries for the new season, including the two Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astras and Speedworks Motorsport’s reworked Toyota Avensis.

Team Parker Racing’s Stephen Jelley set the record for the most number of laps on the day (75), which was 13 more than Handy Motorsport’s Rob Austin (62) and 15 more than Motorbase Performance’s Martin Depper (60).

Interestingly, all cars in the top 10 were running the stock TOCA/Swindon engine, which has been updated for 2017.

Below are a selection of images from the day, courtesy of TouringCarTimes’ photographic partners PSP Images.

Adam Morgan (GBR) No.33 Ciceley Motorsport Mercedes Benz A-Class British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Robert Collard (GBR) No.5 Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Gordon Shedden (GBR) No.52 Halford Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Martin Depper (GBR) No.30 Team Shredded Wheat Racing Ford Focus British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Matt Simpson (GBR) No.303 Simpson Racing Honda Civic Type R British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 atDonington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Ash Sutton (GBR) No.116 Adrian Flux Subaru Racing Subaru Levorg GT British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Rob Austin (GBR) No.11 Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Stephen Jelley (GBR) No.7 Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Andrew Jordan (GBR) No.77 Team BMW 125i M Sport British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP

 

Colin Turkington (GBR) No.4 Team BMW 125i M Sport British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Chris Smiley (GBR) No.22 BTC Norlin Racing Chevrolet Cruze British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Josh Cook (GBR) No.66 Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Senna Proctor (GBR) No.18 Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Robert Collard (GBR) No.5 Team BMW BMW 125i M Sport British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Will Burns (GBR) No.61 Autoaid/RCIB Insurance Racing Volkswagen CC British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Martin Depper (GBR) No.30 Team Shredded Wheat Racing Ford Focus British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Ant Whorton-Eales (GBR) No.10 AmD Tuning Audi S3 British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 atDonington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Gordon Shedden (GBR) No.52 Halford Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R & Matt Neal (GBR) No.25 Halford Yuasa Racing Honda Civic Type R British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 at Donington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Stephen Jelley (GBR) No.7 Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 atDonington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Aron Taylor-Smith (IRL) No.40 MG Racing MGC6T British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 atDonington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP

 

Josh Cook (GBR) No.66 Team Parker with Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 atDonington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Andrew Jordan (GBR) No.77 Team BMW 125i M Sport British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 atDonington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP Tom Chilton (GBR) No.2 Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra British Touring Car Championship Media Day 2017 atDonington Park,Derbyshire,UK on 16 March 2017. Lanyon/PSP