TOCA Touring Car Championship is based around the 1997 British Touring Car Championship season, and features the nine tracks and eight works teams from that season. There are three single-player game modes; Championship mode (compete in the entire24-race BTCC season), Single Race and Time Trial.
Races in Single Race or Championship mode involve competing against 15 AI drivers, whilst there is also an option for split-screen multiplayer races.Progressing through the championship unlocks bonus content, such as extra cars and tracks. The game features different forms of weather, which can be changed before the start of the race. Selecting a car places the player in the position of the first named driver for each team. That driver’s name would then not appear in the race, and the player’s name would appear instead. Former Formula 1 driver Tiff Needell provided a voiceover for the game.