The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship says all cars will receive double the power via its hybrid-turbo boost system from next season onwards.
The BTCC became the first touring car series in the world to introduce hybrid power when it was officially launched for the 2022 season, which was followed by further tweaking to the way in which the hybrid power was deployed in 2023.
With reliability now at some 97.3% – comparable with any other major components that make up a modern-day touring car – the decision has been taken to continue its development with a further focus on overall performance.
The Hybrid Energy Management System (HEM) provides drivers with the ability to deploy the hybrid-turbo for a dedicated amount of time per lap in qualifying and for a number of laps in the races – depending on their championship position (for qualifying) and their race finishing position on race day.
Now, from 2024 that same push of the button will have double the amount of power output.