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Top 10 most read touring car stories of 2020

2020 has been a challenging year in many ways, but it still provided us with an eventful touring car season once racing action was able to take place across the globe.

This year also marked the 25th year of TouringCarTimes and proved to be another record-breaking year in terms of visitor statistics, with our traffic increasing by 5%.

Join us as we take a look at the most read touring car news of 2020 on TouringCarTimes in our annual countdown.

10 – Hyundai teams withdraw from Nürburgring

The first entry on this list is the controversial withdrawal of the Hyundai customer teams – BRC Racing and Engstler Motorsport – from the World Touring Car Cup round at the Nürburgring. Read more.

9 – Breaking down the factors which look to unsettle Supercars

The ninth most read article is a column by our Australian correspondent Jordan Mulach who dissected the factors that could unsettle Supercars in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.

8 – New Hyundai breaks cover at Snetterton

Number eight on our list is from when the new Hyundai i30 Fastback N Performance broke cover during testing at Snetterton ahead of its British Touring Car Championship debut with EXCLER8 Motorsport. Read more.

7 – Poll: Which is your favourite Super Touring car? Final

The seventh most read article is the very important poll to establish which car was your all-time fan favourite from the Super Touring era. The Volvo 850 went head to head with the Alfa Romeo 155 and the winner was… find out here.

6 – Simpson Racing withdraw from BTCC to leave 29 car grid

Number six on our list is the announcement that the Simpson Racing team had elected to withdraw from the 2020 British Touring Car Championship season, having handed the TOCA BTCC Licence it owned back to the series organisers. Read more.

5 – Andrew Jordan withdraws from 2020 season

Another article about a withdrawal from the BTCC sits in P5, as Andrew Jordan announced he would not take part in the 2020 season. Jordan was one of the favourites for the title at the wheel of a West Surrey Racing-run BMW 330i M Sport having gone close to a second title in 2019, but instead vacated his seat as a result on the COVID-19 situation. Read more.

4 – British Touring Car Championship season set to go ahead as planned

The fourth most read article this year was news from TOCA that the 2020 British Touring Car Championship would get underway as planned despite the situation surrounding coronavirus. Ultimately however, the start of the season would be delayed after the UK entered a lockdown period. Read more.

3 – BTCC announce calendar, tyre tweaks ahead of season restart

We enter the top three with organisers of the BTCC announcing a number of tweaks to the 2020 season ahead of the planned resumption of action in August. Read more.

2 – Andy Neate excluded from Thruxton race meeting

The second most read article this year is the controversial incident at Thruxton that resulted in Andy Neate being excluded after an investigation into his clashes with Carl Boardley in the opening race of the weekend. Read more.

1 – New Ford Focus breaks cover at Brands Hatch

The most read article on TouringCarTimes in 2020 is the new Motorbase Performance Ford Focus breaking cover at Brands Hatch. The team hit the track in March for the first time with the fourth-generation Ford Focus ST that it would campaign in the 2020 British Touring Car Championship season. Read more.

TouringCarTimes in 2020

2020 was a special year in many ways and it was the 25th year of TouringCarTimes delivering the fastest touring car news online.

We managed once again to break our all-time site traffic record, increasing by 5% compared to 2019.

The staff of TouringCarTimes would like to extend our warmest gratitude to all of our supporters and we wish you all a healthy and exciting 2021!

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