WHAT GOES INTO A RACE LIVERY

With the grid for the 2021 campaign having now been set with all 28 drivers officially confirmed, focus has turned towards the cars they’ll be racing with launch season in full flow.

Alongside a raft of new cars that are being introduced for the year ahead, teams have also started to show off the new liveries that will adorn their machines.

West Surrey Racing was the first to officially show off a 2021 colour scheme – complete with sponsors – on the BMW 330i M Sports that will be driven this season by Colin Turkington, Tom Oliphant and Stephen Jelley.

In the latest issue of Inside BTCC, we caught up with Nick Moss – the man behind the livery – to discover more about what goes into creating the colourscheme on a race car.

“There are a lot of processes and things that you need to consider when you are trying to design a livery,” Moss explains.

“You need to think about things like the colours and the hierarchy of the sponsors involved, but at the same time, you also need to consider the preferred placement for each sponsor and then if there are any particular stipulations that are being made by a team sponsor or partner.”

You can read the full feature in the March edition of the eMagazine – which is on sale here for £2.49.