TouringCars.Net quiz of the year 2018

How much do you remember about the 2018 touring car season? Take TouringCars.Net’s annual end of season quiz to test your knowledge of the past year of racing in the BTCC, WTCR, DTM, TCR Europe and TCR UK Series.

These questions will test your knowledge to the limit – see if you can get them all correct and let us know if you do!

Top tip – you can find all of the answers on TouringCars.Net in some form or another with enough digging, although we encourage you to answer based on memory alone.

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This year, we are also offering a prize – a signed Scalextric model of Andrew Jordan’s Pirtek Racing BMW 125i M Sport from the 2017 BTCC. To win the model, simply answer all 14 questions correctly and message your unique code, via a private message, to the TouringCars.Net Facebook page. Full instructions will be provided once you have correctly answered all 14 questions. You may attempt the quiz as many times as required. Deadline for entries is 10 January 2019.

Andrew Jordan Scalextric car
Complete the quiz with a 100% score to stand a chance of winning this signed Scalextric car!

Good luck!

Feeling extra knowledgeable? Try our 2017 quiz or our 2016 quiz (no prize will be offered for completing these quizzes)!

The new FIA world Touring Car Cup (WTCR) began in 2018. There were 46 different drivers entered over the course of the season – but how many different race winners were there?
WTCR podium
Photo: Jean Michel Le Meur / DPPI
10
12
15
16

Correct!

Wrong!

Like WTCR, in the BTCC there were also a plethora of different race winners, with 17 drivers taking a win in 2018. The title was lifted by Colin Turkington after he claimed just one win – but where was it?
BTCC podium
Photo: PSP Images
Croft
Oulton Park
Knockhill
Brands Hatch

Correct!

Wrong!

The first TCR UK season took place in 2018 – with several drivers from the BTCC also taking part. Which of these BTCC racers didn’t turn their hand to TCR UK in 2018?
TCR UK racing
Photo: TCR UK
Ashley Sutton
Dan Lloyd
Aiden Moffat
James Nash

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Wrong!

Gabriele Tarquini beat his own record in 2018, becoming the oldest FIA World Champion. But how old was the veteran Italian when he secured the title?
Alan Gow and Gabriele Tarquini
Photo: Francois Flamand / DPPI
54
55
56
57

Correct!

Wrong!

Which of these BTCC teams had to downsize at the mid-point of the BTCC season?
BTCC at Snetterton
Photo: PSP Images
AmD Tuning
Team BMR
Motorbase Performance
Eurotech Racing

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Wrong!

Which of these venues had to be dropped at the last minute from the 2018 WTCR calendar?
WTCR racing
Photo: Francois Flamand / DPPI
Termas de Río Hondo
Slovakiaring
Twin Ring Motegi
Buriram International Circuit

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Wrong!

René Rast set a new DTM record in 2018 – but what was it?
René Rast
Photo: ITR e.V.
He won a race from the very back of the grid
He took six consecutive victories
He won a race by more than a minute
He won a race despite serving two drive-through penalties

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Wrong!

The TCR Europe series was upgraded to a seven-event season in 2018. The title went to Mikel Azcona – but in which machinery?
Mikel Azcona
Photo: TCR Media
Hyundai i30 N
CUPRA TCR
Audi RS3 LMS
Honda Civic Type-R

Correct!

Wrong!

Dušan Borković was thrown out of the results for the TCR Europe event at Monza. Why?
Dusan Borkovic
Photo: TCR Media
His car was found to be using an illegal fuel
He failed to observe a black flag during the first race
He didn’t show up when summoned to the stewards
He punched a member of rival team PCR Sport

Correct!

Wrong!

The opening WTCR race in Vila Real featured a huge pile-up. Out of the 27 car field, how many made it through completely unscathed?
Vila Real WTCR pileup
Photo: Eurosport
0
1
2
3

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Wrong!

Why were both Ash Sutton and Tom Ingram thrown out of the results of the second BTCC race at Knockhill?
Ash Sutton
Photo: PSP Images
They used an illegal fuel
They failed the post-race ride height check
They used too much boost pressure
Their rear wings did not conform to the regulations

Correct!

Wrong!

The opening DTM race at the Hockenheimring saw a thrilling duel between BMW’s Timo Glock and Mercedes’ Gary Paffett. How many times did the lead change in the battle?
Gary Paffett and Timo Glock
Photo: ITR e.V.
Two times
Three times
Six times
20 times

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Which BTCC driver led the most racing laps in 2018?
BTCC cars
Photo: PSP Images
Ashley Sutton
Dan Cammish
Tom Ingram
Jack Goff

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Wrong!

BTCC stalwart Jason Plato scored just one podium finish in 2018, but at which circuit was it?
Jason Plato
Photo: PSP Images
Knockhill
Oulton Park
Snetterton
Croft

Correct!

Wrong!

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