The Asian Touring Car Championship
is a touring car racing
series that takes place each year across several Asian
nations. It includes events at circuits in Malaysia
. It previously ran as the Asian Touring Car Series (ATCS).
The championship consists of three classes. Division 1 uses cars built to Super 2000
or BTC Touring
provides the only factory team, whose main opposition is the independent German BMW
team of Engstler Motorsport. Division 2 uses Super Production regulations for cars with engine capacities of not more than 2000cc
. Engstler Motorsport has a single entry in this class and is the main competition to the four-car line-up of DTM Bel’Air Racing from Hong Kong
. Division 3 is a 1600cc
class and is the most production-based of the three. Only DTM Bel’Air Racing fielded entries in this class during 2006.
2000 Super Production Era
In 2000, the ATCC moved from Super Touring
to Super Production
regulations. Reigning champion Charles Kwan
, with his teammate Paul Chan and EKS Motorsports entered two BMW 320i to defend his title. Rival Henry Lee Junior
joined WK Longman Racing
to fight for the championship. Charles famously won the race at Shah Alam
from the very back of the grid that year, but his car broke down in Zhuhai
, allowing Henry Lee Junior to win.
In 2001, Charles Kwan moved with EKS Motorsport to race in the JGTC
. WKS Longman Racing entered Thai driver Charoensukhawatana Nattavude in the championship and... Read More