The British Automobile Racing Club (TOCA) will continue to organise and promote the British Touring Car Championship until 2022 after it was re-appointed by the Motor Sports Association (MSA).
TOCA had faced competition from the likes of Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision for control of the championship after the MSA launched a tender process in January.
But the club, which is managed by BTCC Series Director Alan Gow and has run the championship in its current guise since 2005, was awarded a further five-year contract that will commence on January 1 2017, with the option of a further five years.
“Naturally we are delighted with the decision and look forward to building on the BTCC’s continued success into the next decade and beyond,” said Gow. “TOCA is solely committed to maintaining and improving the BTCC’s position as the best in British motor racing and one on the highest regarded championships in world motor sport.
“Since 2005 we have again built the championship back to its premier status and we are happy that our proven, professional and passionate organisation has been recognised by being awarded this new contract.”