British Touring Car Championship 2017 live on ITV4

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The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship fires into life for a new season in April and ITV4 will once again be the place to watch every twist and turn of the series live throughout the 2017 season.

Set to feature the most successful grid in its history, an extraordinary 16 race-winners and a host of challengers get set to battle for the most coveted prize in British motorsport.

A capacity 32-strong field featuring the very best touring car talent, with an astonishing 329 victories between them, will race around nine different circuits across the UK throughout the season, comprising 30 races across ten race weekends.

Honda’s Gordon Shedden clinched the crown after a breathless end to 2016. In a tussle between eight drivers heading into the final weekend, it was the Scotsman who prevailed to take his third BTCC title.

He faces a daunting challenge if he is to retain it this time around as he bids to make it a record-equalling three in a row, matching Andy Rouse’s efforts more than 30 years ago.

The likes of Matt Neal, Jason Plato, Colin Turkington, Rob Collard, Mat Jackson, Andrew Jordan and the returning Tom Chilton set will all be chasing Shedden in their fight for victory, as well as a host of young potential future touring car stars.

Two new manufacturers enter the fray for 2017, with Vauxhall making its eagerly-anticipated return and the famous colours of BMW joining the fold, ready to contest the honours alongside Honda, Subaru and MG, with a host of other familiar outfits in the fight for outright teams’ championship glory.

All of the action will be played out in front of an audience of hundreds of thousands of fans at the circuits and many millions more watching live and free-to-air coverage via the BTCC’s long-term partner ITV, who will cover the series until at least 2022 after a signing a multi-year deal.

Details of how to follow the 2017 British Touring Car Championship season on the box can be found below, while further information, in-depth race schedules and live timing are available via btcc.net.

ITV’s extensive coverage of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship continues this season with all 10 race weekends live on ITV4.

Live coverage starts on the Saturday of every BTCC weekend, where fans can watch the BTCC qualifying sessions live on ITV.com, via computer, selected phones and tablets, and internet-connected TVs.

There will be live coverage of all ten race days on ITV4 and in high definition on ITV4 HD, as well as a live simulcast on the channel’s dedicated BTCC website – itv.com/btcc – where fans can also see live timing of every race weekend, extra interviews and features, as well as full race replays.

If you miss any of the action, 90 minutes of highlights will be shown on the following Saturday afternoon on ITV4, also repeated on ITV, and it will also be available on demand for 28 days on the ITV Hub.

Steve Rider returns to host ITV’s coverage of the series alongside pit-lane reporter Louise Goodman, with David Addison and 1992 BTCC champion Tim Harvey in the commentary box.

Additional reporting comes from multiple BTCC race winner Paul O’Neill, who will get all the best reaction from viewers in his regular social media slots throughout the live shows.

Fans can interact with ITV4’s live coverage and get the latest on-tack updates on Twitter via @itvmotorsport, using the hashtag #BTCC.

As well as showcase all the BTCC action, ITV4 will also feature the various support championship races throughout the season, with commentary from Richard John Neil and former Renault Clio Cup champion Phil Glew.

Highlights of these races will also feature as part of ITV’s weekly Motorsport UK series throughout the year, which will be broadcast on ITV and ITV4, and available via catch-up on the ITV Hub.

APRIL 1-2

BTCC: Brands Hatch Indy
Rounds 1-3
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APRIL 15-16

BTCC: Donington Park
Rounds 4-6
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MAY 6-7

BTCC: Thruxton
Rounds 7-9
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MAY 20-21

BTCC: Oulton Park
Rounds 10-12
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JUNE 10-11

BTCC: Croft
Rounds 13-15
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JULY 29-30

BTCC: Snetterton
Rounds 16-18
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AUGUST 12-13

BTCC: Knockhill
Rounds 19-21
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AUGUST 26-27

BTCC: Rockingham
Rounds 22-24
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SEPTEMBER 16-17

BTCC: Silverstone
Rounds 25-27
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SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 1

BTCC: Brands Hatch GP
Rounds 28-30
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