Top ten most read touring car stories of 2015 on TouringCarTimes
An exciting touring car year has come to an end. Which stories and events were the most buzzed about during 2015? Join us as we take a look at the top ten most read articles on TouringCarTimes.
10: WTCC Argentina Rankings: How the drivers fared in round one
The ranking of drivers from the first FIA World Touring Car Championship race of the season in Argentina made it to number ten on the list.
9: Colin Turkington and Jason Plato sign for Team BMR
The news of BTCC champions Colin Turkington and Jason Plato joining Team BMR together drew a lot of attention, claiming the ninth most views on TouringCarTimes during 2015.
8: Who was the fastest? Find out in the 2015 WTCC season Supergrid
Position eight on the list is less than a week old, featuring the Supergrid statistics article on the 2015 FIA World Touring Car Championship season.
7: MSA launches tender process for BTCC
The tender process for the organisation and promotion of the British Touring Car Championship made it to number seven on the list.
6: Brett Stewart banned from any form of V8 Supercars involvement
Controversy made it to position six with Dunlop V8 Supercar Series driver Brett Stewart being banned after taking revenge on another driver in the paddock area after a race in Sydney.
5: New cars and liveries on show at BTCC media day
The first images of new BTCC liveries is a regular on this top list and 2015 is no exception with the new liveries from the media day at Donington Park as the first article into the top five.
4: Gianni Morbidelli completes first test with TCR Honda Civic
The buzz around the new TCR regulations has been strong this year, further proved by the article of WestCoast Racing driver Gianni Morbidelli’s first test with the TCR specification Honda Civic making it to position number four.
3: Dan Welch suffers collapsed lung and broken ribs
The first article of the top three is crash-related, with the story of BTCC driver Dan Welch’s crash in the Dubai 24 Hour event.
2: Jason Plato expects to be on 2015 BTCC grid
Jason Plato has been a touring car front runner for just two years less than that TouringCarTimes has been online, making his debut for Renault in 1997. The interest around him is as always high, with the story on him expecting to be on the 2015 BTCC grid being the second most read article on TouringCarTimes in 2015.
1: Volvo announce multi-year WTCC programme with the S60 Polestar TC1
The long awaited announcement of Volvo returning to international touring car racing is the most read article of TouringCarTimes in 2015. The Swedish manufacturer will be on the grid of the 2016 WTCC with Polestar Cyan Racing and drivers Thed Björk and Fredrik Ekblom.
TouringCarTimes in 2015
We celebrated our 20th anniversary earlier this year, making TouringCarTimes one of the oldest motorsport sites in the world (older than Google, for example).
The visitor statistics are up for the 20th straight year, increasing by 4% compared to 2014.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our readers and supporters, here is to our 21st year of the fastest touring car news online!