Summer Endurance 2022

The 4 Hours of Donington Charity Fundraiser

After two action packed seasons of the Virtual British TCR Championship we are all very excited to announce our first ever Summer Charity Endurance Race. We’re hoping to create a night of fantastic and fun racing for the sim racing community while also raising money for an amazing cause.


All timings are in BST (Local UK Time)


All the proceeds from this event will be going towards supporting the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. A cause that is very close to our hearts and does amazing work to support people in their moment of need.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced Critical Care Team to sick and injured people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most. Available both day and night, 365 days a year, the Air Ambulance Critical Care Team is called out many times a day to attend road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents.


  1.  Make sure you and your team mates join the VBTCR Discord Server.
  2. Visit our JustGiving Page and make a donation (Your Entry Fee) this needs to be at least £ 5.00 Per Team.
  3. You will then have access to an area of a Discord server that will include the sign up form. IMPORTANT: Please make sure you have joined the server and changed your nickname to your full and real name so we can easily contact the correct people and confirm your entry.
  4. Ask any questions in the server if you’re not sure about something.
  5. Have Fun!

Please note Entries and Class Choices are limited and will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

Entry Fee’s must be paid as a donation on our JustGiving Page.
Please include your team name and/or the name of your team leader in your donation so we can confirm your place. Failure to include this might result in your entry being voided.


This event wouldn’t be possible without so many amazing people dedicating their time and efforts to making it happen. We wanted to say a huge thank you to the people involved.

Shane Dunn

Ryan Empringham

Alfie McGarrity

Tim Cox Media

E Team HARD. Racing Joins The VBTCR Championship

Team HARD. are one of the most iconic names in British Motorsport and the BTCC. Now their e-sports division, E Team HARD. is officially on the grid of the VBTCR Championship.

Current Championship leader Ryan Elliott and his team mate Roman Paerschke (formerly Mad4Mini – Heusinkveld) will be representing the Maidstone based outfit for the final two rounds of the season.

When we launched VBTCR in the Summer of 2021 we wanted to create a place for touring car fans like myself to be able to go and get their elbows out and race on some of the UK’s most iconic virtual circuits. With the championship continuing to grow it’s great and we’re so excited to have such a recognisable name making it’s way onto the grid.” Shane Dunn VBTCR Co-Founder

Ryan Elliott was recently announced as a member of the Team HARD. Academy working with them to get a better understanding of how the team operates and is also hoping to compete in the The Mini Challenge.

Before anything I’m a massive motorsport fan and just love anything to do with cars. Being a part of the academy means I’m going to be around some pretty cool cars this year. Whether that be British Touring Cars, Porsches, Ginetta’s you name it… they’ve got it!” Ryan Elliott, E Team HARD.

Make sure you tune in to our Youtube Channel this Friday at 8PM BST to witness E Team HARD.’s first time out at Tsukuba.

VBTCR Championship Season 2 Launch

After the huge success of Season One, VBTCR is back for even more close, competitive racing.

We’re very excited to announce the Spring Sprint Season, a condensed schedule that’ll let the racing finish in time for a summer break. 

Last time out we saw 10 different winners in a single season. And that’s one of the great things about VBTCR! To succeed in this championship you can’t just be the quickest driver. Reverse Grid races mean you also have to be patient and good at navigating through traffic. It also means that slower drivers have just as much chance of winning the title as long as they can be consistent and defend positions well.

START DATE: 30/03/2022

TIME: 8PM (UK Time)

COST: £ 12.99 Per Driver



• 10 Races (5 Rounds)

• Trophies & Prizes

• Professional Race Broadcasts

• Friendly Discord Community

• Hosted Practice Sessions

• Fixed Setup

• Open to All Abilities

• Full Reverse Grid Races


30/03/22              Silverstone (Grand Prix)

13/04/22              Donington (Grand Prix)

27/04/22              Oulton Park (International W/out Brittens)

11/05/22              Joker Round (Voted by Drivers & Fans)

25/05/22              Knockhill (International Reverse)


  • Moved from the iRacing Baseline to Sprint Setup.
  • Second Chance Restart (Lap 1 Safety Car if required).
  • Short 10 Minute Practise Races included in Hosted Practise Sessions.
  • More options available to stewards for handling small rule infringements  .

If you think you’d be interested in racing with us we’d love to have you on the grid for Season Two!

For more information make sure you check out our FAQ or feel free to ask any questions you might have in our Discord Server.

Knockhill Finale & Multi-car Racing

It’s “All Change” as the first Season of the Virtual British TCR Championship heads into it’s final few rounds. We have not one but TWO exciting announcements to co-inside with the iRacing December Build.


The iconic Scottish racing circuit is finally making it’s way to iRacing next week and we figured it would be rude to run a series based on the BTCC without paying it a visit. We’ve made the decision to extend the championship, adding an extra round so that we end the season at Knockhill rather than Brands Hatch as planned.

Drivers will also all get an additional “drop week” (brining the total to 2 for the season). Meaning anyone that can’t make the Knockhill round due to scheduling issues won’t be at a disadvantage for the championship.

Round 9

Knockhill Racing Circuit

Race Date: 12/01/2022

Some highlights from this year’s BTCC to get you all excited.


iRacing are also adding two new TCR cars to run alongside the Audi RS 3 LMS.

  • Honda Civic Type R
  •  Hyundai Elantra N TC

With the series being extended, we have made the decision introduce Multi-Car Racing. Drivers can decide to swap to one of the two new cars for the remaining races of the season. Drivers will need to confirm this choice with Shane Dunn or Ryan Empringham in the Discord on or before Monday 13th of December. Once a driver or team has decided to switch manufacturer they will not be allowed to change back to the Audi.

Any drivers registering for race sessions in a car other than the one confirmed with the stewards after the above date will not score any points for that round.

We may need to introduce some BOP for the two new cars but we will be busy working on this as soon as we have them available to us and will confirm details ASAP.

After a fantastic season so far we’re very excited that for the first time in years iRacing has put some new TLC into the TCR Class.

Round 2 Brands Hatch Indy Race Report | Season 1

Hello and welcome to the VBTCR round two race report. After a fantastic opening round at Donington Park, this time we were off to Brands Hatch in Kent, England. Running on the famous Indy circuit layout presented the drivers with some big challenges and some exceptionally close lap times. As with every round this season drivers were running in the superb Audi RS3 LMS TCR. The VBTCR format runs an open qualifying session followed by two short 20 minute sprint races, with race two being a full reverse grid race!


Having over 30 drivers on almost any race track can leave a lack of space, but with just 1.208 miles of the Brands Hatch Indy circuit to play with, qualifying was all about finding some space out on track. Terje Flåten from Luminous Racing was the driver who managed to get himself on pole position with a blisteringly quick lap time of 0:48.938, being the only person able to get into the 0:48’s! Round one’s pole man Martijn Asschert would be joining Terje on the front row with Dan Mould, Hugo Allan and Michael Seale rounding out the top 5. All 5 drivers were split by 0.225 seconds and 1st to 28th by under 1 second!

race One

With such a close qualifying session all of the drivers knew that there was a lot to be gained, as well as lost in this race and after Terje Flåten’s lap one incident in the previous round it looked as though he wanted to stay well clear of any incidents this week as he shot off the line, leaving the second place car over a second behing by turn two! Neil Stephenson was the big gainer on lap one, gaining six positions in such a short opening lap was mighty impressive! 

After a fairly incident free start to the race, carnage entailed on the exit of druids corner during lap three. With three or four of the mid pack cars getting tangled on the exit of the corner, this left the rest of the field having to almost gamble a swerve left or right to try their best to avoid the incident. Unfortunately seven cars picked up damage but with a fast repair to use and the revers grid race coming up, there was still plenty of opportunity for points to be gained by these unlucky drivers.

The top three finished exactly as they started with Terje Flåten leading from start to finish, Martijn Asschert coming home in second and Dan Mould rounding out the podium positions. Dan Thornton was the big mover in race one gaining a huge 9 places throughout the first 20 minute sprint.


race two - reverse grid race

Race two meant a full 33 car reverse grid, providing a real challenge for those drivers who were absolutely rapid in race one to now battle their way through the field but also an opportunity for the drivers who perhaps got caught up in that lap 3 incident or just didn’t have the race one they had hoped for.

This put Derek Crowther from Insignia Racing on pole position with Jt Johnston and Alfie McGarrity completing the top three. An incident at the start sent one of the mid pack cars into the wall and bouncing back across the rest of the grid, leaving a lot of cars nowhere to go and meaning that for a lot of drivers their race two was over before they had even reached turn one. The lap one mayhem continued with the 4th, 5th and 6th place cars attempting to go three wide into Surtees which seemingly was never going to happen and resulting in all three cars losing a bunch of positions. Meanwhile Derek Crowther had a dream opening lap and shot off into the distance putting over two seconds between himself and second place Alfie McGarrity and over seven seconds back to third!

At the end of a very chaotic race just 17 cars finished on the lead lap, with Freddie Hewitt taking his first VBTCR win! Terje Flåten unbelievably managed to get his Audi RS3 TCR all the way from the back of the grid and up to second place, a fantastic effort and very nearly a maximum points haul from the Luminous Racing driver! Derek Crowther did a superb job to bring his car home in third and earn himself his first podium finish! Spud Motorsport driver Shane Dunn came ever so close to also getting his first podium, losing out to Terje on the last lap of the race, still a great effort getting his Audi up from 18th place.


VBTCR has continued to provide some fantastically close racing, superb battles and what’s shaping up to be a hotly contested drivers and teams championship! Once again we had a great time running this round and can not wait to head to Silverstone in just under a weeks time. We will be running on the GP circuit, voted in by the drivers this long, super fast track will be a completely different challenge to deal with.

After a near perfect round Terje Flåten is now leading the drivers championship, with Dan Mould dropping down to second and Michael Seale in third. Shane Dunn’s race two progress has promoted him up into fourth with John Siemons on exactly the same points. Ignium Motorsport are still sitting at the top of the teams championship however with a big 20 points lead over second place team Impulse Racing. Spud Motorsport round out the top three. Jack Newell is still the highest placed rookie driver but with Alfie McGarrity closing in, now just 5 points behind.

To witness the full excitement of VBTCR please have a watch of the race broadcast and make sure to come back in two weeks time to see how all the drivers fair at the home of British motorsport, Silvertsone.

Jack Werrell Commentary Joins VBTCR

We’re very excited to announce that Jack Werrell will be providing his fantastic commentary services for the Virtual British TCR Championship. Our first race broadcast will be released at 8PM (UK Time) on the 29th of September. It’s great to have someone as talented at Jack in the comms booth for what is set to be a thrilling season from start to finish.

Some Words From Jack...

“Having nearly being born at a DTM meeting at Donington Park in 2002, it was inevitable that motorsport would be running through my veins. Both my grandparents were heavily involved in motorsport, and my dad being an international motorsport commentator, therefore, it only felt right to fall into the mould and get involved.

Back in April of 2020, I decided to give sim racing commentary a go. and since then it just spiralled into a hobby I love. I’ve started to build up a respectable portfolio of commentaries with various British and international sim series. Most notably the Virtual BELCAR Series and The Porsche Club GB Sim Racing Championship. I can owe all of these opportunities to SImracersworld and Ian Roots who trusted me to take the reins behind the mic.

I’m slowly breaking into the real-life commentary and I’m currently working forward to hopefully follow in my father’s footsteps to enable me to travel the world and commentate on elite levels of motorsport.

When the opportunity arose at VBTCR I jumped onto it, as the Audi RS 3 TCR on iRacing is famed for its extraordinary attraction to close racing. With a full grid and a range of teams, drivers and experiences filling the paddock, theirs no doubt that season 1 will bring some brilliant action, that will bloom into seasons to come.”


Find Out More..

Want to take a look at some more of Jack’s work? You can check out and connect with him at all the social links below.




Season One Sign Ups Now Open!

We are very excited to announce that the first ever season of the Virtual British TCR Championship (VBTCR) will start on the 22nd of September and registration is now open!

  • 16 Races (8 Rounds)
  • Every other Wednesday
  • Trophies & Prizes
  • Free Entry
  • Fixed Setup
  • Audi RS3 LMS Touring Car
  • Open to All Abilities
  • Reverse Grid Races
Round 1 & 2
Donington Park (Grand Prix)
Round 3 & 4
Brands Hatch (Indy)
Round 5 & 6
Silverstone (TBC)
Round 7 & 8
Oran Park
Round 9 & 10
Oulton Park (International W/out Hislop)
Round 11 & 12
Snetterton (300)
Round 13 & 14
Joker Round
Round 15 & 16
Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)

The VBTCR (Virtual British TCR) Championship is a brand new iRacing League that brings all of the excitement and close racing seen in touring car series around the globe to your PC at home. Inspired by real life race series like the BTCC, our championship visits some of the best circuits in the United Kingdom as well as few extras.  If you’re looking for a fun and friendly sim racing community you’ve come to the right place. And best of all it is completely free to join and get involved. We will be racing every other Wednesday evening at 8PM (UK Time) starting September.

Want to get involved?

We’re limiting entries to 40 cars and we’re expecting the grid to be full long before the season starts. If you’d like to get involved as a driver or commentator you can find out how on our Get Involved page.