Double BTCC title success for WSR and Team JCT600 with GardX
WSR and Team JCT600 with GardX claimed a double title success at a dramatic conclusion to the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.
The Sunbury-on-Thames-based organisation secured the BTCC Manufacturers’/Constructors’ crown with a race to spare on Sunday while Team JCT600 with GardX became Teams’ Champions in a nail-biting season finale.
Superb teamwork throughout the day ensured WSR claimed the HiQ Teams’ Trophy for the final event of the season as the top points-scorers of the event.
WSR’s championship success means that they will mark their 20th anniversary of BTCC competition with their fifth overall crown and their fourth in three years.
The BTCC resumes in 2017 with a 10-round calendar beginning on the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on 1-2 April.
About West Surrey Racing
Founded by New Zealander Dick Bennetts in 1981, West Surrey Racing is one of Europe’s most successful racing teams, having tasted success with World Champion drivers such as Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen, Tom Kristensen, Nigel Mansell, Allan McNish and Andy Priaulx. After becoming the most successful team in the British Formula 3 Championship during the 1980s, WSR moved into the British Touring Car Championship and has continued its extraordinary run of success. As well as running race-winning factory BTCC programmes for Ford, Honda and MG, WSR has taken five outright championship titles, nine independents’ crowns and 69 race victories. It is also a race winner in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. Based in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, WSR currently runs the Team JCT600 with GardX and Team IHG® Rewards Club BMWs in the BTCC.
Founded in 1946 as ‘Brooklands Garage’ on Sticker Lane, Bradford, JCT600 remains a proud family business with four generations of the Tordoff family now involved. From humble beginnings, the business has grown into one of the UK’s largest and most highly respected motor retailers now representing 18 of the worlds most iconic brands at 50 locations throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the North East. Yet despite the scale of the business now, with annual turnover in excess of £1bn, the Vision remains the same as it’s always been – we don’t want to be the biggest, just the best!
Established in 2003, GardX Protection commenced business as a paint and interior protection company, but now, GardX has become much, much more. Over the years the company has experienced meteoric growth and is not only a market leader and multi-award winner, but has also expanded its product portfolio to include a wealth of aftermarket products and a range of incredibly successful niche automotive insurance products. In 2015 GardX Protection won two prestigious awards – Car Dealer Magazine Paint Protection provider of the year and Product Innovation of the year for its Cosmetic Accident Repair Product – positioning GardX as a leading multi-product profit solution provider for automotive dealers.