2000 Dunlop British V8 Supercar Championship

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The 2000 Dunlop British V8 Supercar Championship is the first season under British V8 Supercar Championship regulations and the 43rd season of the British Touring Car Championship.

Regulation Changes

With rising costs of the Super Touring era of the BTCC causing a decline in entries, a change in regulations for British Touring Car racing was announced early in 1999. Inspired by the changes recently made for Australian touring car racing, the BTCC will adopt the same Group 3A regulations used in what is now the V8 Supercar Championship and be promoted as the Dunlop British Supercar Championship from the 2000 season. The regulations have also been adopted by the German, French and Italian championships.

In an additional attempt to cut down costs, full factory backed teams will be banned and teams themselves cannot build their own cars. Instead manufacturers will develop cars to sell to teams at a set price which also covers engines. Though they can no longer run full on teams, manufacturers can still provide partial sponsorship and drivers to teams that run their cars.

Dunlop becomes the series title sponsor and also the sole tire supplier, their tire supply cost covered by each team's entry fee.

Entry List

The 32 Racing Entitlement Contracts were assigned to teams as shown below.

Championship entries Enduro Cup entries
Team Car No. Drivers Rounds Sponsors Endurance co-drivers
Flag of England svg.png Ray Mallock Ltd. Jaguar X-Type 2 Flag of Scotland svg.png David Leslie BP/Castrol
23 Flag of Belgium svg.png Vincent Radermacker
24 Flag of Brazil svg.png Tommy Erdos Marks and Spencer
Flag of England svg.png West Surrey Racing MG ZS 180 3 Flag of England svg.png Warren Hughes
32 Flag of France svg.png Yvan Muller RAC
33 Flag of England svg.png Jonny Kane
Flag of England svg.png Arena Motorsport Mercedes-Benz C-Class W203 4 Flag of England svg.png Darren Turner Ladbrokes
9 Flag of England svg.png Stuart Clarke Debenhams
49 Flag of Scotland svg.png Peter Dumbreck House of Fraser
Flag of England svg.png Prodrive Racing Ford Mondeo II 5 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Alain Menu PepsiMAX
6 Flag of Scotland svg.png Anthony Reid Rapid Fit
55 Flag of England svg.png Tim Harvey Unilever
56 Flag of England svg.png Jason Plato HSBC
Flag of England svg.png Bintcliffe Sport Saab 9-3 7 Flag of England svg.png Simon Harrison Cadbury's Flag of England svg.png John Bintcliffe
77 Flag of England svg.png Kurt Luby RyanAir
Flag of England svg.png Triple 8 Race Engineering Vauxhall Vectra B 8 Flag of England svg.png James Thompson Vodaphone Flag of Scotland svg.png John Cleland
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80 Flag of Norway svg.png Roger Möen Guinness
88 Flag of England svg.png Rob Collard Paddy Power
Flag of England svg.png Vic Lee Racing Peugeot 406 10 Flag of England svg.png Phil Bennett Orange
20 Flag of England svg.png Dan Eaves Halfords
Flag of England svg.png GR Motorsport Volvo S60 12 Flag of Sweden svg.png Rickard Rydell Shell/Helix
14 Flag of England svg.png James Kaye
Flag of England svg.png Barwell Motorsport Honda Accord Euro R CL6 16 Flag of England svg.png Mark Lemmer easyJet
Flag of England svg.png Total Control Racing Nissan Primera P11 17 Flag of England svg.png Lee Brookes McDonald's
18 Flag of Scotland svg.png Allan McNish
Flag of England svg.png Team Dynamics Honda Accord Euro R CL6 25 Flag of England svg.png Matt Neal Direct Line
52 Flag of Scotland svg.png Gordon Shedden
Flag of Scotland svg.png PRO Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 45 Aviva
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Flag of England svg.png GA Motorsport Alfa Romeo 156 66 Flag of Scotland svg.png Mark Blair Argos Flag of England svg.png Gary Ayles
Flag of England svg.png Tech-Speed Motorsport Vauxhall Vectra 99

Calendar

Round Race Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver No. Winning Team Round Winner
1 R1 Flag of England svg.png Devonport Park, Plymouth 23 March
R2 24 March
2 R3 Flag of England svg.png Brands Hatch Grand Prix, Kent 6 April
R4
R5 7 April
3 R6 Flag of England svg.png Silverstone Grand Prix, Northamptonshire 21 April
R7
R8 22 April
R9 23 April
4 R10 Flag of England svg.png Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 29 April
R11
R12 30 April
5 R13 Flag of Scotland svg.png Knockhill Circuit, Fife 13 May
R14
R15 14 May
6 R16 Flag of England svg.png Oulton Park International, Cheshire 27 May
R17
R18 28 May
7 R19 Flag of England svg.png Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 24 June
R20
R21 25 June
8 R22 Flag of England svg.png Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk 16 July
9 R23 Flag of Germany svg.png Nürburgring Nordschleife, Nürburg 6 August
10 R24 Flag of Wales svg.png Pembrey Circuit, Carmarthenshire 26 August
R25
R26 27 August
11 R27 Flag of England svg.png Donington Park Grand Prix, Leicestershire 9 September
R28 10 September
12 R29 Flag of England svg.png Birmingham Superprix, Birmingham 23 September
R30 24 September