2020 Season Review: Uncle Luke’s BARC Saloon Series

The Uncle Luke’s BARC Saloon Series produced another breathtaking year of tin top entertainment in 2020 as it showcased some of the very best saloon car machinery.

Open to any saloon that complies with the Motorsport UK Blue Book, the multi-class series maintained its ethos of being all about having fun behind the wheel rather than attaining championship points and silverware.

Sharing grids with the likes of the BARC Red Open Sports/Saloons, Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup and Kumho BMW Championship, the category had spectators on the edge of their seats from start-to-finish.

Taking centre stage at Snetterton, Mallory Park and Thruxton, despite there not being any trophies, points or titles on the line, race wins were still closely fought over from the outset.

With a variety of machinery going wheel-to-wheel across all three events, Chris Hitchen emerged as the driver to beat once again as he reigned supreme towards the sharp end of the field.

Piloting his trusty Renault Clio for the second successive season, Hitchin chalked up four wins to retain his status as the benchmark driver in the series, having previously done so in 2019.

Other notable names to feature towards the sharp end of the grid included Paul Nevill and Mark De Ath.