Baltic Touring Car Championship
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Baltic Touring Car Championship
Baltic Touring Car Championship
BaTCC final-2-1.jpg
CategoryTouring cars
CountryBaltic States
Inaugural season2000
Tyre suppliersHankook
Drivers' championLatvia BGT PRO Vilnis Batraks

Latvia BMW 325 Matiss Mezaks

Latvia BTC1 Girts Kruzmanis

Lithuania BTC2 Karolis Gedgaudas

Lithuania BTC3 Aurimas Mistautas

Finland BTC 4 Jyrki Jonkkari

Lithuania BGT AM Edvinas Einikis
Teams' championCancelled
Official websitehttp://www.batcc.eu
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Baltic Touring Car Championship or BaTCC is a touring car racing series held each year in the Baltic states. The championship is regulated by a board containing two representatives each from the automobile associations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Eligible cars for the championship have often changed over recent years. In 2021 there are class entries for TCR, GT classes, Touring car classes(up to 1600ccm, up to 2000ccm, up to 3000ccm and up to 4000ccm), V1600 and mono class BMW 325 CUP. BaTCC championship is held together with Baltic Endurance Championship or BEC 6H. Teams participate in 6 hour endurance races in different racing categories. The minor league for BEC 6H is the Nankang Endurance Academy 2 hour race for less powerful cars.

Races are held in race tracks in Baltic States and Finland. Audru ring in Estonia, Bikernieki in Latvia, Nemuno Ziedas in Lithuania and Botniaring in Finland.

The race day format features two races per round, with standing starts BMW 325 CUP and Touring cars and rolling start for GT and TCR cars.

For 2021 season for the first time The Nations Cup and the Team standings will be introduced.


Racing classes

The following shows the key specifications issues for each class. BTC and TCR category have two 15-20 min races per event. While BEC Championship has one 6 hour race per event.

BTC

BTC1 cars with engine capacity from up to 1600cm3.

BTC2 cars with engine capacity up to 2000cm3.

BTC3 cars with engine capacity up to 3000cm3.

BTC4 cars with engine capacity up to 4000cm3. Class BTC2 maximum engine capacity is allowed 4000cm3 which includes all the ratios of the Technical Regulations. (Example: 2000cm3 bi-turbo engine has a ratio 1,7 which means actual engine capacity would equal 3400 cm3).

BTC cars in action

BGT AM or Baltic GT AM class is meant for series production cars with front mounted engines and SRO GT4 cars. Air restrictor for turbo cars.

BGT PRO or Baltic GT PRO class is series production cars and non series production cars (with tubular frame bodywork, or semi-tubular bodywork, or monocoque bodywork), LM GTE, GT3 cars.

TCR

TCR BaTCC at Botniaring, Round 2 Finland.

TCR BaTCC is an official TCR series consisting of four rounds, two races in each round.

Baltic Endurance Championship

BEC Start of the race at DeWALT GP in Riga, May 2019

A2000 Racing cars with engine capacity up to 2000 cm3

A3000 Racing cars with engine capacity up to 3000 cm3

A3000+ Racing cars with engine capacity over 3000 cm3

GT PRO - series production cars and non series production cars (with tubular frame bodywork, or semi-tubular bodywork, or monocoque bodywork), LM GTE, GT3 cars;

GT AM - series production cars with front mounted engines and SRO GT4 cars;

911 - Porsche GT3 Cup cars;

TCR - TCR cars.

D - Diesel cars.

Calendar 2021

  1. Lithuania Nemuno ?iedas, Kaunas Grand Prix, April 30 - May 1
  2. Latvia Bi?ernieki Complex Sports Base, DeWALT Grand Prix, May 14-16
  3. Estonia Audru Ring, Estonian Grand Prix, June 18-20
  4. Estonia Audru Ring, Parnu Summer Race, August 20-22
  5. Latvia Bi?ernieki Complex Sports Base, Motul Grand Prix, September 17-19


Champions

Season Baltic GT Champion TCR Champion BTC 2 Champion BTC 1 Champion Super 1600 Champion National Class Champion BEC Champion
1999 Estonia Indrek Sepp (S2000)
2000 Estonia Indrek Sepp (B2000) Estonia Martin Merisaar
2001 Latvia Arnis Jursevskis (B2000) Estonia Martin Merisaar
2002 Estonia Aivis Ohtla (B2000) Latvia J?nis Vorobjovs
2003 Latvia Girts Krüzmanis (B2000) Lithuania Robertas Kup?ikas
2004 Latvia Girts Krüzmanis (B2000) Lithuania Marius Milevskis
2005 Estonia Indrek Sepp (S2000) Estonia Madis Kasemets Latvia J?nis K?rkli
2006 Finland Antti-Veikko Pakalen (S2000) Lithuania Mindaugas Neliubsys Latvia Normunds ?ubeckis
2007 Latvia Egons Lapins (B2000) Latvia Lauris Vid?is Latvia Agris Petrovskis
2008 Latvia Egons Lapins (Superproduction) Lithuania Karolis Doleba Latvia Uldis Timaks
2009 Latvia Marcis Birkens (Superproduction) Estonia Roland Feodorov Latvia Vit?lijs Kalmi
2010 Latvia Marcis Birkens (Superproduction) Estonia Andres Hall Latvia Kristaps Mietulis
2011 Latvia Uldis Timaks (Superproduction) Estonia Raul Karu Latvia Didzis Pope
2012 Latvia Vit?lijs Kalmi (GT Open) Lithuania Mantas Neverdauskas Latvia Igors Zubkovs
2013 Latvia Artjoms Ko?lamaza?vili (GT Open) Russia Nikolay Zhuravlev Latvia Lauris V?gants
2014 Lithuania Eidmantas Nekro?ius (GT Open) Latvia J?nis Ciekals Latvia Viktors Vasi?jevs
2015 Lithuania Dainius Matijo?aitis (GT Open) Lithuania Andrius Jasonauskas Lithuania Edvinas Mardosas Latvia Kristaps Mietulis Latvia Garijs Ro?kalns Lithuania Rotoma Racing (BMW M3)
2016 Lithuania Saulius Ber?is (GT Open) Lithuania Alvydas Malakauskas Lithuania Julius Skirmantas Latvia M?rti?s Sesks Latvia J?nis Vanks Lithuania RIMO Racing (BMW 330D)
2017 Latvia Pavel Shchapov (GT Open) Lithuania Ernesta Globyte Russia Andrey Yushin Estonia Steven Puust Latvia J?nis Vanks Lithuania Skuba Dream (Porsche GT3)
2018 Finland Marko Rantanen (GT Open) Lithuania Ernesta Globyte Estonia Peeter Peek Russia Dmitry Savateev Latvia J?nis Vanks Lithuania GSR Motorsport (VW Golf GTI TCR)
2019 Estonia Raivo Tamm (GT Open) Lithuania Dziugas Tovilavicius Finland Jyrki Jonkkari Lithuania Marius Miskunas Lithuania Richardas Martinkevi?ius No class Lithuania Circle K milesPLUS Racing Team (Porsche GT3 CUP)
Season GT PRO Champion GT AM Champion TCR Champion BMW 325 CUP Champion TCR Endurance Champion BEC Champion
2020 Latvia Vilnis Batraks Lithuania Edvinas Einikis Cancelled Latvia Matiss Mezaks Cancelled Cancelled

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