It’s an accolade synonymous with the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) and HiQ is proud to announce that it is back for a fifth consecutive year!

The hugely popular HiQ Champagne Moment awards are making a welcome return to and fans can now vote for their favourite driver from Thruxton this weekend and then after each further race until the end of the season.

Whether it’s a first place finish or just one particular moment of motoring magic, HiQ want fans to get busy voting for their favourite drivers once again.

The driver who receives the most plaudits from the round of racing at Thruxton will be crowned with HiQ’s Champagne Moment award and presented with a bottle of bubbly at the action packed Oulton Park on 10th June.

One lucky fan who has logged his or her details onto the HiQ website will be picked at random to present the prize to the driver and complimentary race weekend passes will also be provided, along with a grid walk of the track before one of the races.

HiQ’s marketing manager Geraldine McGovern said: “Our involvement in the BTCC wouldn’t be the same without having our Champagne Moments for people to vote for.

“The beauty of them is that drivers who really excel but might not necessarily be a race winner stand just as big a chance of scooping success, because the vote rests with the fans.

“During the last four years of hosting Champagne Moments we have learnt many things about our fans; but one thing in particular is very apparent….they really know their stuff about motorsport! So when they choose a driver worthy of a Champagne Moment, we know they truly deserve it.

“We want these awards to keep growing and long may they continue, as we always want to give back to the fans wherever possible at HiQ.”

Fans can vote for their Thruxton champagne moment by logging onto