The future of tin-top racing emerged at Snetterton in July, when the new hybrid British Touring Car Championship powertrain ran on track for the first time ahead of its planned introduction to the series in 2022.
The new powertrain has been developed by Cosworth alongside BTCC organiser TOCA. It was fitted to a new Toyota Corolla chassis built by the Speedworks Motorsport team and run during the recent Goodyear tyre tests.
The hybrid captures energy via an electric motor within the gearbox. The energy can then be deployed by the driver to provide a boost of 40bhp for a maximum of 15 seconds per lap. Aston Martin racer Darren Turner handled the car, marking his first BTCC outing since 2008.