The British Touring Car Championship is beyond rowdy: fact. There's not a lot of mechanical sympathy in the BTCC, that's for sure. Only problem: we don't get it on television. That's about to change.
The CBS Sports Network plans to broadcast hour-long highlights of each BTCC race on Wednesdays ten days after each event as part of its Torque.TV block, starting this year. Don't have a TV? The highlights will be up on Torque.TV online as well.
Torque.TV is about the closest thing to classic Speedvision in existence, as it was started by a bunch of the original folks behind Speedvision itself. They're featuring not only current series that other networks aren't hosting as well as a lot of racing history docs. So, it's a natural home for something like BTCC.
How nutty is the BTCC? There's a reason why Top Gear brings out BTCC drivers whenever they want to smash things up:
Here's a good sampling of the insanity BTCC brings to the track:
This is going to be good.