2005 British Touring Car Championship season

The 48th season of the British Touring Car Championship began on April 9, 2005 in Donington Park and ended on October 2, 2005 in Brands Hatch. It consisted, as in 2004 from ten race weekends with three races at nine different tracks. After a total of 30 races Matt Neal (Honda Integra) won ahead of Yvan Muller ( Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch ) and Dan Eaves ( also Honda Integra). Winning the Constructors' Championship was Vauxhall.

  • 3.1 driver
  • 3.2 brand

Changes for 2005 season

The tire manufacturer Dunlop became the new title sponsor of the series. The starting grid for the third race of a race weekend has been determined by the finishing order of the second race, but with the top ten in reverse order. In 2004, this rule has been implemented yet for the second race with the finishing order of the first race. The cars in the top five in the championship got a championship ballast for the training session, qualifying and the first race. The "negative " ballast for the drivers, which did not come on the first five places to the finish, was abolished. The number of tires was limited to 16 new slick tires per race weekend, but without limit for rain tires. The number of days of testing during the season for all the teams was limited to four. The Independent Teams Championship was introduced. This was won by Team Halfords with 725 points ahead of WSR with 256 points. In third place, the team Arena Motorsports came up with 230 points.

Results and Ratings