BTCC Introduces New Qualifying Format
The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) has announced a change to its qualifying format, adopting a system similar to that used in the IndyCar series. The new format will be introduced starting from the next race.
Three-Stage Qualifying System
Under the new system, competitors will participate in a three-stage qualifying system, designed to increase excitement and unpredictability. The final stage will feature a six-car, 10-minute shootout for pole position, known as the ‘Quick Six’.
Group Qualifying Sessions
The field will be divided into two groups for the first two qualifying sessions, which will each last for 10 minutes. The fastest six drivers from each group will then progress to the second segment.
‘Quick Six’ Shootout
In the second segment, again lasting 10 minutes, the top six drivers from the two groups will battle it out in the ‘Quick Six’ shootout. This final stage will determine the grid positions for the race, with the fastest driver securing pole position.
This new format is expected to add an extra layer of excitement to the qualifying sessions, encouraging close competition and providing fans with a thrilling show.
The BTCC hopes that this change will attract more viewers and enhance the overall experience for both spectators at the track and those watching from home.