|Super Touring Register
During the 1990s Super Touring became a global success with championships in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia. Although some of the cars continue to race to this day many have become lost. This purpose of this website is to trace the history and current whereabouts of every car built to the those regulations.
To combat the ever-increasing costs that were being spent during the ‘Super Touring’ era and the downturn in the world economic climate. The organizers of the British Touring Car Championship introduced the new BTC Touring regulations in 2001 to help dramatically reduce not just running costs but also manufacturing costs. The introduction of controlled component parts along with other cost cutting effects would see an initial luke-warm reaction to the new concept from both Manufacturers and teams.
|Super 2000 Register
Super 2000 was the FIA’s replacement for the Super Touring class that dominated the 1990’s. Although not sanctioned until 2002, the specification was more for production based race cars allowing more manufacturers and privateers to race by reducing the cost of a competitive car. With many manufacturers embracing the category it would evolve into the World Touring Car Championship. the formula would become the standard for many national and international series with as many as 19 Manufacturers represented by 32 FIA or locally homologated models.
|Next Generation Register
TOCA introduced the ‘Next Generation Touring Car’ into the BTCC in another attempt to reduce ever spiraling costs imposed by the manufacturers of the Super 2000 class. Regulations are based around 2.0-litre turbocharged 4 or 5 door cars with the engine coming from either the same ‘family’ as the model of car or with the option of running a generic ‘unbranded’ engine sanctioned by TOCA. A series of common components that included gearbox, suspension, brakes, front and rear sub frames, turbo, electronics, ECU and fuel system are all TOCA-sourced items. This gave scope for as many as 14 different models to be built, many by teams that would have not done so in the past. The success of this category can be gauged by the fact that it continues to field a full grid of 32 cars with close racing.