BCCC – Round 1 Pikes Peak, Wales

By John Thorne – Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:50 Well that was about as many new things we could pack into a weekend as is possible. First time racing on gravel, first time out for the Wildcat in MSA BCCC spec, first time on All Terrain tyres, first time driving the car under water, first […]

Season Review 2012

By John Thorne, Team Principal – Thorney Motorsport – Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:41 Looking back over the year if I’d known then what I know now we wouldn’t have entered the BTCC this year. Sounds harsh but with what we’ve been through this year both on and off track you’d need to be insane […]

Building the perfect beast: Preparing for BTCC’s Next Generation rules

Last time I explained what we do to a standard shell to prepare it for racing, this week I’m going to explain how the concept of Next Generation Touring Cars (NGTC) rules work and how this applies to the cars you will see on the grid this season. Firstly though, not all the cars on […]

Thorney Motorsport Withdraw from Oulton Park and Croft rounds & Drop Swindon Engines as Supplier

Thorney Motorsport with great regret confirm theirwithdrawal from the Oulton Park and Croft rounds of the Dunlop MSA BritishTouring Car Championship. The team has also decided to drop Swindon Engines, anNGTC TOCA supplier, as power supplier with immediate effect. The team willcontinue to use the TOCA control engine but will develop its own in house […]

Snetterton – 11th/12th August 2012

By John Thorne, Team Principle – Thorney Motorsport Tony Gilham at the hands of our Insignia VXR-R BTCC Race Car Happy with that. Happy that we showed everyone that the Insignia can run in the top ten, happy that we suffered no mechanical failures (on a day when there were many due to the heat), […]

BTCC Vauxhall Insignia

By Thorney Motorsport After 5 years of careful planning we are finally entering the BTCC for 2012. This project has been carefully planned to coincide with the new Next Generation Touring Car technical regulations which allows the creating of a fully competitive car without the need of major manufacturer support. Compulsory from 2014 the NGTC […]

BTCC blog: From production line princess to caged warrior

Winning team: Mirror Online are sponsoring Thorney Motorsport’s BTCC effort in 2012 Get used to seeing the letters NGTC this season in the BTCC. Indeed I have a spread bet just how many times in the course of ITV4’s live coverage just how often you’ll hear people mention it (I’m a buyer at 50 times) […]

Silverstone Testing 25/05/12

Silverstone Test After the frustration of DoningtonPark and grim decision to withdraw from Thruxton the team have taken the chanceto re-group in the last few weeks, hence the lack of features from me,sorry.  Our view came down the fact thatwhat was the point in struggling to develop the car, get sponsors and race whenclearly we […]

Thorney Motorsport Driver Line Up for 2012

Thorney Motorsport has confirmed that joining team principal John Thorne as their second driver for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will be Rob Hedley. This will be Rob’s first foray into the BTCC but he is no stranger to saloon car racing having gained experience and titles in a Honda Civic Type R […]

Team Hard purchase TWO Insignia VXR-R’s

By John Thorne, Team Principal – Thorney Motorsport 15th October 2012 Media Information for Immediate Release Tony Gilhams team, Team Hard, have today confirmed the purchase of the first two Thorney Motorsport Vauxhall Insignia VXR-R’s BTCC cars. The current car will be run at the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Finals round at Brands hatch […]

Preparing for British Touring Cars in 2012: We meet team owner John Thorne

Mirror Online will be sponsoring the Vauxhall Insignias run by British Touring Car Championship team Thorney Motorsport.  As we build up to the new season we sat down with team owner and lead driver John Thorne to get his thoughts ahead of what promises to be an exciting, testing season.   Why a Vauxhall Insignia? […]




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