A new manufacturer programme began in the post-Super Touring era with MG; Anthony Reid taking victory at only the third event for the ZS racer in 2001 and he, Warren Hughes and Colin Turkington all winning races.
MG withdrew from motorsport at the end of 2003 and WSR opted to continue with the ZS saloons as a non-factory team for the next three seasons. They were rewarded by Reid’s independent drivers’ title in ’04 and race victories right up to the end of the 2006 season.
A switch to BMW machinery in 2007 marked the start of the most successful chapter in WSR’s touring car history. Turkington became independents’ champion in his first season with the German saloon and added an overall title in ’09 and a race win in the FIA World Touring Car Championship for WSR the following year.
Replacing the 320si model with the new 1 Series for 2013 paved the way for another overall title for Turkington in 2014. Turkington also won the independents’ title – the fifth for a WSR driver in 11 seasons – and helped the team add a fourth independent teams’ crown in the same year.
The 2015 season brought race victories for WSR’s three drivers; Rob Collard, Sam Tordoff and Andy Priaulx while Collard, Tordoff and Jack Goff combined to win the constructors’ and teams’ championships in 2016.
In 2017, WSR were honoured to be chosen as BMW’s Manufacturer team in the BTCC as the German brand returned to the series in an official capacity following a 21-year absence.
A superb season netted eight victories for Turkington, Collard and Andrew Jordan and included a landmark 75th BTCC win, all contributing to Teams’ and Manufacturers’ title success and second place for Turkington in the Drivers’ standings.
An incredible treble title followed in 2018 as Turkington secured the Drivers’ crown with Jordan and the Collards (Rob and son Ricky) ensuring the Teams’ and Drivers’ titles were also claimed.
Moving to a brand-new 330i M Sport in 2019, the team set their best-ever victory figures with 11 wins in a single season and a first-ever one-two finish in the Drivers’ Championship for WSR competitors; Turkington winning a record-equalling fourth title with Jordan second and Tom Oliphant claiming second in the Jack Sears Trophy as another Manufacturers’ title was secured.
For 2020, Turkington, Jordan and Oliphant front a three-pronged attack under the Team BMW banner.