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Top ten touring car news stories on TouringCarTimes in 2014

What were the most buzzed about touring car stories in 2014? Join us as we walk through the top ten most read articles on TouringCarTimes:

10: BTCC teams out in force for wet Thruxton test

The first story on the first BTCC test of the year is always popular and the 2014 test at Thruxton was no exception, making it to position number ten.

9: TouringCarTimes’ Top 30 drivers of 2014: 10 to 1

While just being a week old, the TouringCarTimes Top 30 drivers of 2014 makes into the top ten on position nine. This year a certain Argentinian driver joins the list of TouringCarTimes Drivers of the Year.

8: Volvo boss says motorsport “does not conform with our brand”

A controversial statement from the Volvo marketing director made it to position eight on our list, despite it being just over two weeks old. A story which is expected to develop over the coming year…

7: Rob Collard taken to hospital for checks

Rob Collard’s huge crash at Silverstone earlier this year drew a lot of attention, with him being taken to hospital making it to number seven. The BMW driver fortunately escaped the crash without any injuries while West Surrey Racing had a tough repair job to do.

6: Alain Menu returns to the BTCC with Team BMR

The return of a racing legend to the BTCC claims position number six on our list. Alain Menu was back for the 2014 season with Team BMR, a story quickly becoming very popular.

5: TC3 series announces plans to launch in 2015

One of the most buzzed about stories this year is TCR, or TC3 as it was named initially. Former WTCC boss Marcello Lotti announced the plans to launch the new championship in July of 2014, a story which made it into the top five of the most read articles on TouringCarTimes in 2014.

4: TC3 announces first cars, teams, regulations and events

The interest around TCR is further shown with a second article in the top ten. Position four is occupied by the story on the first cars, teams, regulations and events.

Round 2 of the Touring Car Trophy. Race Start.
3: 2014 HSCC Super Touring Championship season preview

Our first top three finisher is the season preview of the HSCC Super Touring Championship, clearly showing the interest still burning strong for, mainly, the Super Touring cars of the nineties.

2: Nürburgring Nordschleife looks set for 2015 WTCC

The second most read article in 2014 was a first solid indication that the FIA World Touring Car Championship was heading to the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2015, a story which was officially confirmed not long after.

#11 Frank Wrathall (GBR). Dynojet. Toyota Avensis.
1: Frank Wrathall jailed for causing death by careless driving

The most read article on TouringCarTimes in 2014 was a controversial and unfortunate one with a former BTCC driver being jailed for a tragic incident outside of the racing track.

TouringCarTimes 2014

The visitor numbers on TouringCarTimes continues to go up for the 19th straight year, increasing by 9% compared to 2013.

A big thank you to all of our readers and supporters out there and we look forward to an exciting touring car year in 2015!