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Super Touring Cup

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Inaugural season 1996
Driver's champion Flag of Sweden.png Daniel Bower
Nation's champion Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Manufacturer's champion German Flag.webp Audi

The Super Touring Cup is a touring car race held each year, currently organised and administered by British Touring Car Online (BTCO). It has had different incarnation of a World Touring Car Cup held between 1991 and 1995. The championship currently runs the FIA Super Touring regulations.

History[]

Touring Car World Cup (1991–1995)[]

The introduction of a 2-litre, single-class touring car formula (devised in the UK and later adopted worldwide by the FIA as ‘SuperTouring’) – and with all cars running on unleaded fuel – attracted interest from major motor manufacturers, which led to unprecedented growth, unparalleled global interest and fierce rivalries.

The 1991 race at Circuit de Catalunya was won by Italy's Lorenzo Turri, at the wheel of a Vauxhall Cavalier, with Vauxhall and Italy winning the Manufacturer and Nations titles respectively. The race was run for three more years in a single class format, (won by Turri again in 1992 at Bathurst in a Vauxhall Cavalier, Tom Cinchy in 1993 at Monza for BMW and Turri once again in 1995 at Donington Park in an Alfa Romeo 155).

In 1995, the World Cup became a multi-class championship with 3 different classes at the Norisring. These classes were:

  • Class A consisting of current generations 'Works' cars
  • Class B made up of 'ex-works' entries from the previous 2 seasons
  • Class C comprising of vehicles which competed 3+ seasons ago.

Class A was won by Turri driving a prototype Volvo S40 which helped the Volvo/Sweden team win the Nations cup. Class B and C was won by Joshua Anderson and Michael Sneath respectively, both driver racing for MSR.

Super Touring Cup (1996-present)[]

The event became part of the Touring Car Challenge, an annual event which pitted the world's greatest touring car drivers against each other.

Car regulations[]

The Super Touring cars were required to be a minimum of 4.20 metres (13.8 ft) in length, with four doors, effectively requiring a small family saloon car as a minimum. No more than 2 litres engine capacity, or six cylinders were permitted, and the engine was required to be normally aspirated. Only two wheels could be driven and steered. For homologation, initially at least 2500 units of the model used must have been produced. In 1995, in a bid to counter the increasing numbers of homologation specials this was increased to at least 25,000 units.

Circuits[]

BTCO Officials would vote on the location of the Touring Car World Cup every year. In 1991, they awarded the race to the brand-new Catalunya circuit near Barcelona.

For 1992, the World Cup would head down under to the Mount Panorama circuit at Bathurst in Australia.

In 1993, the championship returned to Europe where the Autodromo Nazionale Monza played host.

The 1994 Touring Car World Cup was held in the UK for the first time at the Donington Park circuit in England.

In 1995, the multiclass event was held in Nuremburg, Germany at the Norisring.

As the Touring Car World cup became the Super Touring Cup as part of the Touring Car Challenge, the event made its way to North America at Road Atlanta in the United States.

Race format[]

  • 8:00PM GMT - Lobby Opens / Free Practice
  • 8:15PM GMT – 15 Minute Qualifying
  • 8:30PM GMT – Race 1: Approx 20 Minute Sprint 
  • 8:50PM GMT – Race 2: Approx 20 Minute Sprint (grid determined by race 1 results)

Points system[]

Points are awarded to the top twenty drivers in each race as follows:

Points system
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   16th   17th   18th   19th   20th 
40 30 24 20 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Previous champions[]

Touring Car World Cup 1991-1994[]

Touring Car World Cup 1991-1994
Season Driver's Champion Nation's Champion Manufacturer's Champion Location
1991 Italy Flag.webp Lorenzo Turri Italy Flag.webp Italy UK Flag.webp Vauxhall 1920px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
1992 Italy Flag.webp Lorenzo Turri Italy Flag.webp Italy UK Flag.webp Vauxhall 1920px-Flag of Australia (converted).svg.png Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, Australia
1993 Croatia-flag 11050.1575403103.webp Tom Cinchy UK Flag.webp Great Britain US Flag.webp Ford Italy Flag.webp Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
1994 Italy Flag.webp Lorenzo Turri Italy Flag.webp Italy Italy Flag.webp Alfa Romeo UK Flag.webp Donington Park, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Touring Car World Cup 1995[]

Touring Car World Cup 1995
Season Driver's Champion Nation's Champion B Class Champion C Class Champion Location
1995 Italy Flag.webp Lorenzo Turri Flag of Sweden.png Sweden UK Flag.webp Joshua Anderson UK Flag.webp Michael Sneath German Flag.webp Norisring, Nuremburg, Germany

Super Touring Cup 1996-present[]

Single Class Format
Season Driver's Champion Nation's Champion Manufacturer's Champion Location
1996 Flag of Sweden.png Daniel Bower Flag of Sweden.png Sweden German Flag.webp Audi US Flag.webp Road Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1997 TBA
1998 TBA
1999 TBA
2000 TBA
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