British Truck Racing Association Championship

The UK's only national Truck racing championship has been running for over 25 years with 2015 possible the most successful seen. It features twin axle tractor units, based upon series production trucks but with major performance modifications. Turbocharged diesel engines of up to 14,000ccc feature power outputs of up 1200 horsepower and over 50p0Nm of torque.

Top speed on all competing trucks is restricted to 100mph (160km/h) and is verified by a GPS system, which as a result produces extremely close racing. The minimum weight limit is 5500kgs with a minimum of 3200kgs on the front axle, so the vehicles tend to understeer until heavy throttle application generates major oversteer, resulting in spectacular cornering techniques!

Trucks feature water-cooled disc brakes but ABS (Anti-Lock brake systems) are prohibited. Traction control (ASR) is also prohibited and automatic gearboxes are not allowed putting more emphasis on driver skills.

The trucks race five times in each weekend with a 'Reverse Grid' applied to each result. In addition the slower Division two machines start in front of the Division one trucks.

Division two is intended as lower cost introductory class the main difference being that modern technology (electronic engine systems, adjustable shock absorbers etc.) is accepted in the technical regulations for Division One.

Images courtesy of Jonathan Reeves

2017 Calendar - British Truck Racing Association Championship

2017 Standings - British Truck Racing Association Championship

2015 Driver Standings after Brands Hatch
2016 Driver Standings after Brands Hatch
2017 Provisional Points Positions

2017 Reports - British Truck Racing Association Championship

Brands Hatch
Pembrey
Thruxton
Donington

2017 Downloads - British Truck Racing Association Championship

BARC Standing Regulations
BARC H & S Guidance Notes
2017 Championship Registration Form
2017 Entry Form
2017 Championship Regulations

Latest News - British Truck Racing Association Championship

Thruxton revved up for heavyweight weekend of BARC action

The British Truck Racing Championship will headline a bumper bill of racing this weekend as a host of BARC championships head to the fastest circuit in the UK, Thruxton, this weekend (3/4 June).

BARC championships put on a show at Thruxton

The fastest circuit in the UK, Thruxton, provided the perfect backdrop for a frenetic weekend (3/4 June) of racing as a host of BARC championships stole the show.

Convoy in the Park set for blockbuster weekend at Donington Park

A total of 27 races spread across eight different championships will be staged at Donington Park this weekend (22/23 July) as Convoy in the Park looks to put on a show like no other.

BARC championships produce spectacular entertainment at Donington Park

Mixed conditions added to the spectacle that was Convoy in the Park at Donington Park this past weekend (22/23 July), where eight BARC championships competed.

BTRA Championship Co-Ordinator

Jonathan Reeves
jonreeves@onetel.com

BTRA Secretary / Technical enquiries

Terry Cox
terry.cox2@tesco.net