The British Touring Automotive Championship strayed from God’s mild beginning in 1990, switching to its personal, extra lax “Tremendous Touring” car laws. Other collection adopted go well with a couple of years later, and Group A’s touring automobile golden years got here to an in depth.
Yearly, Jalopnik’s most Chosen members – nicely, simply me this yr – have introduced you the easiest of Group C and GT1 racing from the Eighties and Nineties. We even did a Group B rally theme as soon as. However for some cause we’ve by no means coated controversial essentially the most profitable racing system of all. It’s the awkwardly-titled Group A-smas, worthy of celebration.
However earlier than they did, Ford raced the Sierra within the BTCC, homologated as a part of Group A laws. There’s a lot to say about this stuff, together with how Ford all the time sought to bend the foundations with homologation, however I feel it is usually necessary to only see and listen to the automobile carry out as a automobile. Not simply as a race automobile, competing for victory, however as a automobile that brakes and steers and responds to the motive force.
For that we’ve got Tiff Needel and outdated, outdated High Gear to provide us a information.