Interesting Trivia About Auto Racing

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  • 1. 

    Which company became the title sponsor of the BTCC in 2005?

    • A.

      Firestone

    • B.

      Fuji

    • C.

      Dunlop

    • D.

      BMW

    Correct Answer
    C. Dunlop
    Explanation
    Dunlop became the title sponsor of the BTCC in 2005.

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  • 2. 

    Which television channel began covering the BTCC in 2005?

    • A.

      Sky

    • B.

      ITV1

    • C.

      BBC

    • D.

      JPS

    Correct Answer
    B. ITV1
    Explanation
    ITV1 began covering the BTCC in 2005.

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  • 3. 

    Who won the British Touring Car Championship in 2002 and 2004?

    • A.

      James Thompson

    • B.

      John Cleland

    • C.

      Yvan Miller

    • D.

      Jason Plato

    Correct Answer
    A. James Thompson
    Explanation
    James Thompson won the British Touring Car Championship in both 2002 and 2004.

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  • 4. 

    Who won the British Touring Car Championships in 1991-93?

    • A.

      Nissan

    • B.

      Vauxhall

    • C.

      Volvo

    • D.

      BMW

    Correct Answer
    D. BMW
    Explanation
    BMW won the British Touring Car Championships in 1991-93.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is not a famous British Touring Car driver?

    • A.

      Martin Brundle

    • B.

      Nigel Mansell

    • C.

      Ryan Clayburn

    • D.

      Graham Hill

    Correct Answer
    C. Ryan Clayburn
    Explanation
    Martin Brundle, Nigel Mansell, and Graham Hill are all well-known British Touring Car drivers who have achieved success and recognition in the sport. However, Ryan Clayburn is not a famous British Touring Car driver, implying that he is not widely recognized or accomplished in the field.

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  • 6. 

    How many different race winners were there in 2004 BTCC racing?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      Ten

    • D.

      Nine

    Correct Answer
    C. Ten
    Explanation
    In the 2004 BTCC racing, there were a total of ten different race winners. This means that in the various races held throughout the season, ten different drivers emerged as winners.

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  • 7. 

    Which is not a prominent car maker in British Touring Car racing?

    • A.

      Honda

    • B.

      Vauxhall

    • C.

      MG

    • D.

      Ferrari

    Correct Answer
    D. Ferrari
    Explanation
    Ferrari is not a prominent car maker in British Touring Car racing. While Honda, Vauxhall, and MG have all had a strong presence and success in the British Touring Car Championship, Ferrari is not known for participating in this particular racing series. Ferrari is more commonly associated with Formula One racing and high-performance sports cars rather than touring car competitions.

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  • 8. 

    Which magazine publisher was an official sponsor of BTCC in 2004?

    • A.

      Time

    • B.

      Future Network

    • C.

      King Fish

    • D.

      Dennis

    Correct Answer
    D. Dennis
    Explanation
    Dennis is the correct answer because it was the magazine publisher that sponsored BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) in 2004.

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  • 9. 

    What year marked the beginning of the Super Touring era for BTCC?

    • A.

      1999

    • B.

      1991

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      1958

    Correct Answer
    B. 1991
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1991. This marked the beginning of the Super Touring era for BTCC (British Touring Car Championship). Super Touring regulations were introduced in 1991 to standardize and improve the competitiveness of touring car racing. These regulations led to the development of high-performance touring cars with advanced technology and aerodynamics, making the races more thrilling and attracting a larger audience.

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  • 10. 

    Who took control of British Touring Car racing in 2001?

    • A.

      Alan Gow

    • B.

      Mike Nesford

    • C.

      Richard West

    • D.

      Jarod Jones

    Correct Answer
    C. Richard West
    Explanation
    Richard West took control of British Touring Car racing in 2001.

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  • 11. 

    Brands Hatch Farm has been hosting auto racing since what year?

    • A.

      1950

    • B.

      1992

    • C.

      1927

    • D.

      1971

    Correct Answer
    A. 1950
    Explanation
    Brands Hatch Farm has been hosting auto racing since 1950. This means that the farm has been a venue for car races for over 70 years. The fact that it has been hosting races for such a long time suggests that it is a well-established and popular location for auto racing events.

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  • 12. 

    Brands Hatch, a BTCC circuit, is located in what town?

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Kent

    • C.

      Liverpool

    • D.

      Leeds

    Correct Answer
    B. Kent
    Explanation
    Brands Hatch, a BTCC circuit, is located in Kent. This is because Brands Hatch is a well-known motorsport venue situated in the county of Kent, England. It has hosted numerous racing events, including the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

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  • 13. 

    Which BTCC circuit is on the site of an RAF base?

    • A.

      Oulton Park

    • B.

      Silverstone

    • C.

      Knockhill

    • D.

      Brands Hatch

    Correct Answer
    B. Silverstone
    Explanation
    Silverstone is the correct answer because it is the only BTCC circuit that is located on the site of an RAF base. The circuit was originally built as a World War II airfield and was later converted into a racing track. Today, Silverstone is one of the most iconic and prestigious circuits in the UK, hosting various motorsport events including the British Touring Car Championship.

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  • 14. 

    Which driver won the British Touring Car championship in 1986-87?

    • A.

      Will Hoy

    • B.

      Chris Hodgetts

    • C.

      Andy Rouse

    • D.

      John Cleland

    Correct Answer
    B. Chris Hodgetts
    Explanation
    Chris Hodgetts won the British Touring Car championship in 1986-87.

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  • 15. 

    How many points are awarded to the winner of a BTCC race?

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      48

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. 15
    Explanation
    The winner of a BTCC race is awarded 15 points.

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  • 16. 

    What is the maximum ride height of a British Touring Car?

    • A.

      80 mm

    • B.

      90 mm

    • C.

      70 mm

    • D.

      100 mm

    Correct Answer
    A. 80 mm
    Explanation
    The maximum ride height of a British Touring Car is 80 mm.

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  • 17. 

    How many British Touring Car Championships did Bill McGovern win in the early 1970's?

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      Five

    • C.

      Three

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    C. Three
    Explanation
    Bill McGovern won three British Touring Car Championships in the early 1970s.

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  • 18. 

    How long is the BTCC Mondello Park racetrack?

    • A.

      3035 Metres

    • B.

      2076 Metres

    • C.

      2867 Metres

    • D.

      3352 Metres

    Correct Answer
    A. 3035 Metres
    Explanation
    The BTCC Mondello Park racetrack is 3035 meters long.

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  • 19. 

    What BTCC car type was built to run on bio-ethanol fuel in 2005?

    • A.

      Vauxhall

    • B.

      Volvo

    • C.

      Nissan

    • D.

      Audi

    Correct Answer
    A. Vauxhall
    Explanation
    In 2005, Vauxhall built a BTCC car type that was specifically designed to run on bio-ethanol fuel. This indicates that Vauxhall was at the forefront of adopting alternative and environmentally friendly fuel sources for their vehicles. It shows their commitment to reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable practices in the automotive industry.

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  • 20. 

    Which driver won the British Touring Car Championship in 1994?

    • A.

      John Cleland

    • B.

      Gabriele Tarquini

    • C.

      Jo Winkelhock

    • D.

      Alain Menu

    Correct Answer
    B. Gabriele Tarquini
    Explanation
    Gabriele Tarquini won the British Touring Car Championship in 1994.

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  • 21. 

    The sequential gearbox used in BTCC cars has how many speeds?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    The sequential gearbox used in BTCC cars has 6 speeds. This means that the gearbox allows the driver to shift through 6 different gears, providing a wide range of options for different driving conditions and speeds. The sequential gearbox is designed for quick and efficient gear changes, allowing the driver to shift up or down without having to use a clutch pedal. This feature is important in motorsports like BTCC, where quick and precise gear changes can make a significant difference in performance.

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  • 22. 

    Which of these is a Spanish car maker active in British Touring Cars?

    • A.

      Renault

    • B.

      SEAT

    • C.

      Fiat

    • D.

      Buckle

    Correct Answer
    B. SEAT
    Explanation
    SEAT is a Spanish car maker that is actively involved in the British Touring Cars. They have participated in the championship with their own racing team and have achieved success in the competition. This makes SEAT the correct answer to the question.

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  • 23. 

    In what year was Alan Docking Racing founded?

    • A.

      1981

    • B.

      1970

    • C.

      1975

    • D.

      1979

    Correct Answer
    C. 1975
    Explanation
    Alan Docking Racing was founded in 1975.

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  • 24. 

    In what year did the German Touring Car championships begin?

    • A.

      1980

    • B.

      1984

    • C.

      1974

    • D.

      1987

    Correct Answer
    B. 1984
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1984. The German Touring Car championships began in this year.

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  • 25. 

    In what year did the German Touring Car circuit accept 2.5-liter engines?

    • A.

      1984

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1993

    • D.

      1997

    Correct Answer
    C. 1993
    Explanation
    In 1993, the German Touring Car circuit accepted 2.5-liter engines. This means that starting from this year, cars with engines of this size were allowed to compete in the circuit. It is possible that this decision was made to accommodate the evolving technology and performance capabilities of cars with 2.5-liter engines, ensuring fair competition among participants.

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  • 26. 

    Which was not a new addition to German Touring Cars in 1993?

    • A.

      Carbon Fiber Chassis

    • B.

      2.5-Liter Engines

    • C.

      Traction Control

    • D.

      Four-Wheel Drive

    Correct Answer
    C. Traction Control
    Explanation
    In 1993, traction control was not a new addition to German Touring Cars. This suggests that traction control was already present in German Touring Cars before 1993.

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  • 27. 

    Which company did not field a German Touring Car team after 1993?

    • A.

      Mercedes

    • B.

      Alfa Romeo

    • C.

      Opel

    • D.

      BMW

    Correct Answer
    D. BMW
    Explanation
    After 1993, BMW did not field a German Touring Car team.

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  • 28. 

    When did the German Touring Car circuit try to go overseas?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      1984

    • C.

      1996

    • D.

      1990

    Correct Answer
    C. 1996
    Explanation
    In 1996, the German Touring Car circuit attempted to expand its reach by organizing races overseas. This move was likely motivated by the desire to attract a wider audience and increase the popularity and competitiveness of the sport. By venturing into international markets, the German Touring Car circuit hoped to showcase its talent and expertise on a global scale, potentially attracting new fans and sponsors.

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  • 29. 

    In what year was the German Touring Car circuit cancelled?

    • A.

      1997

    • B.

      1999

    • C.

      1996

    • D.

      1998

    Correct Answer
    C. 1996
    Explanation
    The German Touring Car circuit was cancelled in 1996.

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  • 30. 

    In what year did the German Touring Car circuit return?

    • A.

      2001

    • B.

      2002

    • C.

      2000

    • D.

      1984

    Correct Answer
    C. 2000
    Explanation
    The German Touring Car circuit returned in the year 2000.

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