British Touring Car Championship

 

Having celebrated our 28th Birthday on February 1st this year. I thought I would reminisce about some of the many events and championships Sportsview has been involved with over the years. So here we go!

As a team, we provided Paddock Hospitality and Team Support Services for every round of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) throughout the UK and Ireland for twenty years. That’s a lot of race meetings. Each team/team member were catered for three times daily, which in the mid nineties would be over four and sometimes five days, per race meeting. In addition to the team, we would cater for up to fifty additional VIP guests on the Saturday and Sunday of the race meeting.

Everything was operated from either very large American motorhomes, large articulated converted trailers or coaches. All were fitted with the maximum size awnings.

Each unit was our total responsibility, it would be prepared at our base, transported and set up at each venue for the duration of the event. When the event finished, everything would be packed down and transported back, ready to be cleaned down and prepared for the next event.

In addition to the small matter of the British Championship, we also provided the same level of service for a number of manufacture & private teams competing in various European championships, as well as out of season testing held during the winter months in some of the warmer climes of Europe!

Just some of the teams we looked after during the twenty years of our time in BTCC:

Made in 1988

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Well I never thought that today, 1 February 2016, I would be writing this, whilst celebrating Sportsview’s 28th birthday!

I introduced Sportsview to the world from a single office located in the village of Silverstone in 1988. Over the years, we have worked with some amazing teams of people in various different areas of motorsport globally.

With a ‘can do’ attitude, we are a small team that really does deliver.

Just some of the areas we have worked in over the years:

  • Formula 1
  • World Rally Championship
  • Le Mans, plus many other 24 hour races
  • Touring Car Series (both UK & Europe)
  • British Rally Championship
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed & Goodwood Revival
  • ‘One make’ Championship Race Centres
  • Motorshows
  • New Car Launches
  • Preview Tours
  • Driver Training
  • Driving Experiences
  • Ride & Drive Events
  • Exhibition Units
  • Event Management
  • UK & European Vehicle Transportation
  • Event Logistics
  • Warehousing

We look forward to sharing many of our memories and stories with you over the next few months.

Kevin Broadhurst