The 30-car entry list for the 2019 British Touring Car Championship has been released by organisers TOCA.

Gaining new title sponsorship from Kwik Fit from next year, the 2019 campaign will remain a 30-car grid with TOCA retaining its two licences for its own use.

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Organisers are keen to reduce the size of the BTCC grid to increase competition levels across the series. As a result, the two additional TOCA TBL licences will not be released to additional entrants, despite “receiving serious applicants from no fewer than three new teams”, according to the BTCC entry list statement.

HMS Racing has confirmed it will sit-out the 2019, but has planned a 2020 comeback, meaning it has loaned its TBL licence to Motorbase Performance for next year.

Teams will announce full driver line-ups and cars for the new BTCC season over the coming weeks, prior to the release of the finalised entry list, which is set to arrive next March.

The 2019 BTCC campaign gets underway at Brands Hatch Indy on April 6-7.

Confirmed entries for the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship:

Aiden Moffat Racing, 1
AmD/Cobra Exhausts, 2
AmD/Trade Price Cars, 2
BTC Racing, 2
Ciceley Motorsport, 2
Excelr8 Motorsport, 2
Motorbase Performance, 3*
Power Maxed Racing, 2
Simpson Racing, 1
Speedworks Motorsport, 1
Team Parker Racing, 1
Team BMR, 2
Team Dynamics, 2
Team HARD, 4
West Surrey Racing, 3

*including one TBL on loan from HMS Racing