WSR are excited to today reveal the livery that the three Team BMW 330i M Sports will carry in the 2020 British Touring Car Championship. Going back in black for the coming season, the three WSR-designed, built and run BMW 3 Series will be driven by Colin Turkington...
Andrew Jordan will compete as part of an expanded three-car Team BMW line-up in the 2020 British Touring Car Championship alongside Colin Turkington and Tom Oliphant. The 2013 Champion finished as the runner-up in the standings this year and helped BMW win a fourth...
Tom Oliphant will stay with Team BMW for a second season as he aims to score his first British Touring Car Championship victory in 2020. The Leamington Spa-based 29-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season in his first year with the WSR-run team in 2019; finishing...
WSR Team Principal presented with Gregor Grant Award Colin Turkington scoops National Driver of the Year prize Andrew Jordan and Turkington win BRDC Awards A prestigious industry prize for Dick Bennetts was the highlight as WSR team members secured a number of...
2019 Brands Hatch GP
A motorsport icon returns to the British Touring Car Championship. Follow Team BMW as they get familiar with the new BMW 3 Series and begin the arduous process of transforming the road car into a motorsport title contender.
Andrew Jordan meets the new BMW 3 Series for the first time, at the MIRA wind tunnel. Team BMW take the new BMW 3 Series into testing to lock down their wing position, while the rest of the cars are having the finishing touches made to the all-important roll cages.
As the beginning of the BTCC Season looms, it’s the final push to get the new BMW 3 Series ready to race. The team work against the odds to get the three cars into shape ahead of their final livery reveal, and their big race debut.
West Surrey Racing
Founded by New Zealander Dick Bennetts in 1981, West Surrey Racing are 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 have continued their extraordinary run of success. As well as running race-winning factory BTCC programmes for Ford, Honda, MG and BMW, WSR have taken 12 outright championship titles – including the Drivers’, Teams’ and Manufacturers’ titles in 2018 – , nine independents’ crowns and 91 race victories. They are also race winners in the FIA World Touring Car Championship. Based in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, WSR currently run Team BMW in the BTCC.
The BMW 330i M Sport
Designed, built and raced by WSR, the BMW 330i M Sport enjoyed an extraordinary first season of competition as it powered Colin Turkington to a record-equalling fourth BTCC Drivers’ crown and helped BMW claim a fourth consecutive Manufacturers’ title. Based on the award-winning BMW 3 Series production vehicle, and powered by the two-litre, four-cylinder BMW B48 engine, the 330i M Sport only turned its first wheel 10 days before the start of the 2019 BTCC season, but blew the competition away from the outset with 11 wins – WSR’s highest single-season victory total in any series.
Colin is WSR’s longest-serving driver; making his BTCC debut with the team in 2002 and winning every one of his four overall titles – plus four Independents’ crowns – with their BMWs. Since his return to the Sunbury-on-Thames team in 2017, he has never finished lower than second in the Drivers’ Championship and last year became only the second man to win the series four times. He returns for a crack at a fifth crown as he seeks to re-write the history books.
AJ joined WSR in 2017 as BMW Pirtek Racing was established, and scored a magnificent victory on his debut weekend with the team. He finished that season with three wins and added another in ’18, but it was the switch to the 3 Series last year that provided his best season since winning the 2013 BTCC title. Six wins was more than anyone else and he finished second in the standings – only two points away from the big prize – and helped BMW seal a fourth straight Manufacturers’ crown. He switches colours to join Team BMW for 2020.
Leamington Spa-based Tom Oliphant returns for a second season with Team BMW, having finished second in the Jack Sears Trophy standings in his maiden year with the WSR-run squad in 2019. The former Ginetta GT4 Supercup Champion and British GT race winner made his BTCC debut in 2018, but found a new gear last year as he scored his first two podium finishes in the series and set three fastest laps during the second half of the season – more than any other driver – in his BMW 330i M Sport.