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BTCC's hybrid future faces urgent hurdles
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BTCC's hybrid future faces urgent hurdles

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The British Touring Car Championship recently announced it is investigating how to incorporate hybrid technology into its future machines. In doing so it's following the higher echelons of motorsport, while also revealing risks for its grassroots.

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