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  • 1. 

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

    • A.

      Fuji

    • B.

      Firestone

    • C.

      BMW

    • D.

      Dunlop

    Correct Answer
    D. 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.

      BBC

    • B.

      Sky

    • C.

      JPS

    • D.

      ITV1

    Correct Answer
    D. ITV1
    Explanation
    ITV1 began covering the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) in 2005.

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  • 3. 

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

    • A.

      Yvan Miller

    • B.

      Jason Plato

    • C.

      James Thompson

    • D.

      John Cleland

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

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      Volvo

    • B.

      Vauxhall

    • C.

      Nissan

    • 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.

      Nigel Mansell

    • B.

      Ryan Clayburn

    • C.

      Martin Brundle

    • D.

      Graham Hill

    Correct Answer
    B. Ryan Clayburn
    Explanation
    Ryan Clayburn is not a famous British Touring Car driver. This is because there is no widely recognized or well-known driver by that name in the British Touring Car Championship. The other options listed, Nigel Mansell, Martin Brundle, and Graham Hill, are all well-known and respected British drivers who have had successful careers in motorsport.

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  • 6. 

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

    • A.

      Seven

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Ten

    • D.

      Nine

    Correct Answer
    C. Ten
    Explanation
    In 2004 BTCC racing, there were ten different race winners. This means that throughout the season, there were ten races where different drivers emerged as winners.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      Ferrari

    • B.

      Honda

    • C.

      MG

    • D.

      Vauxhall

    Correct Answer
    A. Ferrari
    Explanation
    Ferrari is not a prominent car maker in British Touring Car racing. While Honda, MG, and Vauxhall are well-known and actively participate in the championship, Ferrari is not involved in this particular racing series.

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  • 8. 

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

    • A.

      King Fish

    • B.

      Dennis

    • C.

      Future Network

    • D.

      Time

    Correct Answer
    B. Dennis
    Explanation
    Dennis was the official sponsor of BTCC in 2004.

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  • 9. 

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

    • A.

      1999

    • B.

      1958

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      1991

    Correct Answer
    D. 1991
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1991. The Super Touring era for BTCC began in 1991. This marked a significant change in the British Touring Car Championship, with the introduction of new regulations that allowed for more powerful and technologically advanced touring cars. These regulations aimed to increase competition and attract more manufacturers to the championship. The Super Touring era is often considered a golden age for BTCC, with intense racing and a wide variety of manufacturers participating.

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  • 10. 

    Who took control of British Touring Car racing in 2001?

    • A.

      Alan Gow

    • B.

      Jarod Jones

    • C.

      Richard West

    • D.

      Mike Nesford

    Correct Answer
    C. Richard West
  • 11. 

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

    • A.

      1927

    • B.

      1992

    • C.

      1971

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    D. 1950
    Explanation
    Brands Hatch Farm has been hosting auto racing since 1950.

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      Kent

    • B.

      London

    • C.

      Liverpool

    • D.

      Leeds

    Correct Answer
    A. Kent
    Explanation
    Brands Hatch is a well-known BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) circuit, and it is located in Kent. Kent is a county in southeastern England, known for its beautiful countryside and historic landmarks. Brands Hatch has hosted numerous motorsport events over the years, attracting racing enthusiasts from all over the world. Its location in Kent provides easy access for spectators and participants alike, making it a popular destination for motorsport fans.

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  • 13. 

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

    • A.

      Silverstone

    • B.

      Knockhill

    • C.

      Brands Hatch

    • D.

      Oulton Park

    Correct Answer
    A. Silverstone
    Explanation
    Silverstone is the correct answer because it is the only circuit among the options that is located on the site of an RAF (Royal Air Force) base. The circuit was originally built as a bomber base during World War II and later transformed into a racing circuit. Today, Silverstone is one of the most iconic and prestigious motorsport venues in the world, hosting various racing events including the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

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  • 14. 

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

    • A.

      Will Hoy

    • B.

      Andy Rouse

    • C.

      Chris Hodgetts

    • D.

      John Cleland

    Correct Answer
    C. 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.

      48

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    C. 15
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 15. In the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) race, the winner is awarded 15 points. This suggests that the winner receives the highest number of points compared to the other options given (48, 10, and 12). The specific scoring system of the BTCC awards 15 points to the first-place finisher, indicating their superior performance in the race.

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  • 16. 

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

    • A.

      70 mm

    • B.

      80 mm

    • C.

      100 mm

    • D.

      90 mm

    Correct Answer
    B. 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.

      Three

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    A. Three
    Explanation
    Bill McGovern won three British Touring Car Championships in the early 1970's. This indicates that he was a successful and accomplished driver during that time period.

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  • 18. 

    How long is the BTCC Mondello Park racetrack?

    • A.

      3035 Metres

    • B.

      3352 Metres

    • C.

      2867 Metres

    • D.

      2076 Metres

    Correct Answer
    A. 3035 Metres
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3035 Metres. This means that 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.

      Audi

    • B.

      Volvo

    • C.

      Vauxhall

    • D.

      Nissan

    Correct Answer
    C. Vauxhall
    Explanation
    In 2005, Vauxhall built a BTCC car type that was specifically designed to run on bio-ethanol fuel. This means that the car was equipped with an engine that could effectively utilize bio-ethanol as its fuel source. Audi, Volvo, and Nissan are not mentioned as manufacturers of BTCC cars that were built for bio-ethanol fuel during that time period.

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  • 20. 

    Which driver won the British Touring Car Championship in 1994?

    • A.

      Gabriele Tarquini

    • B.

      Jo Winkelhock

    • C.

      John Cleland

    • D.

      Alain Menu

    Correct Answer
    A. 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.

      8

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6. BTCC cars use a sequential gearbox with 6 speeds. Sequential gearboxes allow drivers to change gears quickly and efficiently, enhancing the performance of the car. With 6 speeds, drivers have a wide range of gear ratios to choose from, enabling them to optimize acceleration and top speed on different sections of the track. This flexibility is crucial in motorsports like BTCC, where drivers need to adapt to various racing conditions and strategies.

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  • 22. 

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

    • A.

      SEAT

    • B.

      Buckle

    • C.

      Renault

    • D.

      Fiat

    Correct Answer
    A. SEAT
    Explanation
    SEAT is a Spanish car maker that is active in the British Touring Cars championship. They have been participating in this motorsport series, which takes place in the United Kingdom, with their racing cars. SEAT's involvement in the British Touring Cars demonstrates their commitment to the sport and their desire to showcase their vehicles' performance and capabilities in a competitive racing environment.

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  • 23. 

    In what year was Alan Docking Racing founded?

    • A.

      1981

    • B.

      1979

    • C.

      1975

    • D.

      1970

    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.

      1984

    • B.

      1987

    • C.

      1974

    • D.

      1980

    Correct Answer
    A. 1984
    Explanation
    The German Touring Car championships began in 1984.

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  • 25. 

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

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1984

    • C.

      1997

    • D.

      1993

    Correct Answer
    D. 1993
    Explanation
    In 1993, the German Touring Car circuit accepted 2.5-liter engines.

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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. Traction control is a system that helps improve a vehicle's stability and control by reducing wheel spin. It was likely already present in German Touring Cars before 1993, making it not a new addition. On the other hand, carbon fiber chassis, 2.5-liter engines, and four-wheel drive could have been new additions to German Touring Cars in 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.

      1984

    • B.

      2000

    • C.

      1996

    • D.

      1990

    Correct Answer
    C. 1996
    Explanation
    In 1996, the German Touring Car circuit made an attempt to expand its reach by going overseas. This suggests that prior to 1996, the circuit was limited to Germany and had not ventured into international territories.

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  • 29. 

    In what year was the German Touring Car circuit cancelled?

    • A.

      1996

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      1999

    • D.

      1997

    Correct Answer
    A. 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.

      2000

    • B.

      1984

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      2002

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

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