BTCC 2019 Recap | What did we learn at Snetterton?

The latest rounds of the British Touring Car Championship made history as, for the first time ever, each driver had to use the soft, medium and hard tyre across the three races. However, certainly not for the first time, the weekend’s racing ended in controversial circumstances with post-race penalties being applied. The latest rounds of…

BTCC 2019 Recap – What did we learn at Oulton Park?

The British Touring Car Championship reached the midway point of the season after another entertaining day of racing at Oulton Park. Championship leader, Colin Turkington, extended his lead at the top of the leaderboard after a sublime performance in his BMW. Turkington’s excellence started on Saturday as he produced an unbelievable lap, with full ballast,…

BTCC 2019 Recap – What did we learn at Croft?

Croft produced its usual variety of mixed weather to spice up the latest rounds of the British Touring Car Championship. Going into the event, Colin Turkington and Rory Butcher were tied on points and while one of the contenders had a good day, the other struggled. Butcher’s race day was severely hampered by qualifying in…

BTCC 2019 Recap – What did we learn on the first visit to Thruxton

The British Touring Car Championship rolled up at Thruxton for the first of its two visits this year, following the closure of Rockingham Motor Speedway. Other circuits and track layouts are, of course, available, but Thruxton got the nod to hold two meetings. On the evidence of visit one, what a treat we are in…

BTCC 2019 Recap – What did we learn at Donington Park?

After a set of highly entertaining season-opening races at Brands Hatch, would the action at Donington Park live up to the high expectations? One thing missing at Donington was the mixed weather conditions from Brands, not that reigning champion Colin Turkington will have cared as he started his title defence in earnest. The new BMW…

BTCC 2019 Recap – What did we learn at Brands Hatch Indy?

Over six months have passed since the wheels were turned in competitive action, but following a series of driver changes and new cars, the 2019 season started with an action-packed meeting at Brands Hatch. ESM’s BTCC Correspondent recaps how it all happened.The familiar names of Ashley Sutton, Jason Plato and, reigning champion, Colin Turkington completed the…

Ford Fiesta ST Performance Edition makes orange great again

Yes, we know. It’s been a little while. But what better way to kick some life into EngageSportMode than with a new orange hot hatch? The world of EngageSportMode is actually fairly simple when it comes to what we like, and don’t like. We very much approve of hot hatchbacks, and we are big fans…

EngageSportMode’s 2019 Car of the Year is here

ESM’s editor was rather busy during 2018. But there is always time to pick a favourite car from the year, of course. Let us deal with the elephant in the room, first. Yes, it’s been rather quiet on ESM during 2018. Sorry. Juggling a normal 9-5 job, writing for the wonderful people at Motoring Research,…

BTCC 2018 | What happened last time out at Silverstone?

Ahead of the final rounds of the 2018 British Touring Car Championship, ESM looks back to what happened at Silverstone.  Two new race winners at Silverstone increased the BTCC record of winners in a season to an all-time high of 16. However, wins for Sam Tordoff and Aiden Moffat were insignificant in terms of the…

BTCC 2018 | What happened last time out at Knockhill?

Race day on the annual trip north of the border provided treacherous driving conditions, controversy and a huge lead at the top of the standings for one lucky driver. Saturday’s dry qualifying session, on the freshly resurfaced track, produced the fastest ever lap around Knockhill and a maiden pole position for Dan Cammish. Stephen Jelley,…