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,…

BTCC 2018 | What happened at Rockingham?

With news that the Rockingham circuit will be turned into car storage, what happened at the last ever BTCC rounds to take place there? ESM’s correspondent was there.  The British Touring Car Championship rolled up at Rockingham Motor Speedway for most probably the last time, after the circuit’s change of ownership, for the latest rounds…

BTCC 2018 | What happened last time out at Snetterton?

As the BTCC visits Rockingham for probably the last time ever, take a look at what happened in the previous rounds at Snetterton. Snetterton played host to the latest rounds of the BTCC and the 60thanniversary celebrations, as the series returned after the summer break. A day of mixed weather conditions certainly contributed to a…

Opinion: I want this Lincoln Continental Mark V, just not to drive it

The Mecum auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has over 1,000 vehicles up for grabs. Yet ESM’s editor is enthralled by one of the least fashionable cars in the catalogue. It looks like a basking shark with those gills behind the front wheels, and is a similar size to the average ocean-going Cetorhinidae. Smattered with motoring chintz from the 1970s, with…

BTCC 2018 | What happened last time out at Croft?

With the BTCC rolling into Snetterton for the special Diamond Jubilee weekend, we’ve cast our mind back to recap the previous rounds at Croft. Colin Turkington will be feeling pleased with his latest consistent performance as he heads into the summer break after extending his lead at the top of the championship to 19 points,…