BTC-T Honda Integra Type R

In 2005, Team Dynamics took advantage of a loophole in the British Touring Car Championship regulations that allowed cars to enter, whether they were on sale in the United Kingdom or not. They converted a pair of Honda Integra Japanese imports into BTC Touring spec racing cars, using the internals from the moderately successful Honda Civic Type R that had been competing in the BTCC since 2002. The car was an instant hit, winning its debut race at Donington Park despite only having a limited amount of testing. Matt Neal scored points in every single race to take his first BTCC title - the first for a privateer driver in the modern era. He repeated the feat in 2006 and by that point, five cars had been built, all of them race winners in the hands of the Dynamics drivers, before being passed into the hands of various independent teams. The cars remained in the championship until 2011,[1] in the hands of Lea Wood, even finishing 7th at Oulton Park in that final season [2] - an impressive result for a car that had been built 6 years previously. Indeed, it was the last of the BTC-Touring spec cars to be used in the BTCC; and was only finally retired as cars built to these regulations could no longer compete in 2012.[3]

BTC-T Honda Integra Type R
Matt Neal 2006 BTCC Brands Hatch.jpg
CategoryBTCC
ConstructorTeam Dynamics
Technical specifications
ChassisHonda Integra (fourth generation)
Engine2,000 cc (122.0 cu in) In-line 4 NA front-mounted, FWD
Transmission6 Sequential
Competition history
Notable entrantsTeam Halfords
Motorbase Performance
Eurotech Racing
Robertshaw Racing
TH Motorsport
Sibsport
John Guest Racing
Tech-Speed Motorsport
Central Group Racing
WRC Developments with Barwell
Team Wood Racing
Debut2005 BTCC at Donington Park
RacesWinsPolesF/Laps
180 (2005-2010)27727
Teams' Championships2 (2005, 2006)
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships2 (2005, 2006)

Chassis HistoryEdit

Car 1

Car 2

Car 3

Car 4

Car 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BTCC: Wood enjoys return in BTC spec Integra". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  2. ^ "Wood Thrilled With Points Scoring Finish | BTCC Crazy – British Touring Car Championship News, Interviews, Race Reports and more". Btcccrazy.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-12-24.
  3. ^ "BTCC: BTC-spec cars get another year". TouringCarTimes. Retrieved 2012-12-24.