2000 Dunlop British V8 Supercar Championship
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.
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.
The 32 Racing Entitlement Contracts were assigned to teams as shown below.
Points were awarded for each race at an event, to the driver or drivers of a car that completed at least 70% of the race distance, up to a maximum of 200 points per event, 300 for the Nordschleife 1000.
|100 km races, Silverstone and Donnington Race 1||50||40||35||32||30||28||26||24||22||21||20||19||18||17||16||15||14||13||12||11||10||9||8||7||6||5||4||3||2||1|
|200 km races and Super Street Format||100||80||70||64||60||56||52||48||44||42||40||38||36||34||32||30||28||26||24||22||20||18||16||14||12||10||8||6||4||2|
|Donnington Park Race 2||150||120||105||96||90||84||78||72||66||63||60||57||54||51||48||45||42||39||36||33||30||27||24||21||18||15||12||9||6||3|