Team BMW season review

The 2020 British Touring Car Championship was another excellent one for Team BMW as the WSR-run team secured the Teams’ title while also earning a record-equalling fifth consecutive Manufacturers’ crown for BMW.

On top of this, Colin Turkington finished as Drivers’ Championship runner-up and claimed the Goodyear Wingfoot Award as the year’s best qualifier in his BMW 330i M Sport, while Tom Oliphant scored both his first BTCC race win and his best season finish in sixth overall.

With the memories of an unprecedented season now behind us, we wanted to reflect on what’s gone on and look ahead to 2021.

 

The year in numbers

2 – Championships won in 2020; WSR-run Team BMW becoming Teams’ title winners and BMW claiming the Manufacturers’ crown.

4 – Number of consecutive double-podium finishes recorded by Colin Turkington at the start of the season – the first time in his BTCC career that he’s done this.

4.1 – Colin Turkington’s average grid position in 2020 – the best in the BTCC, leading to the Northern Irishman claiming the Goodyear Wingfoot Trophy in honour of his achievement.

5 – Consecutive BTCC Manufacturers’ Championships won by BMW thanks to WSR’s results – equalling the all-time record.

14 – Overall BTCC titles have now been won by WSR since 2009; each one coming with BMW machinery.

17 – Podium finishes recorded by Colin Turkington and Tom Oliphant in 2020 from just 27 races.

43 – The number of trophies received in 2020 on the BTCC podium; each one featuring in the photo above.

60 – Points scored by Colin Turkington at Snetterton – the highest points total achieved by any driver in 2020 and just seven shy of a maximum score.

142 – Total number of BTCC starts made by the WSR designed and built BMW 330i M Sport in the BTCC since the start of 2019. There has been just one non-finish due to a mechanical issue in that time.

300 – WSR’s 300th BTCC podium was achieved at Brands Hatch; first-time race winner Tom Oliphant chalking up the magic number.

466 – Goodyear race tyres used by WSR throughout the 2020 season (including testing).

800 – Cups of SACRED Coffee drunk by the team at racetracks throughout the year.

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