When Does the British Touring Car Championship Start?
You’ve probably been wondering when does the British Touring Car Championship start, and you may be a little confused as to what happens at the various venues. The championship begins at Silverstone on July 26 and runs until mid-September, with the grand finale at Brands Hatch on early October. However, don’t worry, it’s all very simple. Read on to discover what you can expect in BTCC.
The Kwik Fit British Touring Cars will return to Knockhill circuit in 2022. The BTCC is one of the premier motorsport series in the UK and the circuit will feature new engine regulations to spice up overtaking. Four Scots will take part in the grid in addition to Colin Turkington, Ash Sutton, Jason Plato and more. There will also be test days and corporate events at the circuit. In 1992, the circuit was bought by a local farmer named Tom Kinnaird, who loved motorbike racing and wanted to have it close to home. He bought a farmland in the area and developed it into a track with a good layout.
Thruxton circuit in Hampshire
Thruxton is gearing up for a packed motorsport calendar for 2021. Not only will the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship return twice, but the Bennetts British Superbike Championship will also race at the circuit. Despite the unfortunate impact of COVID-19 on its 2020 season, the circuit will host seven race meetings in 2021, from early May to late August.
Brands Hatch GP
The new season of the British touring car championship is about to begin with the Brands Hatch GP, Kent. The 2021 F4 British Championship is certified by the FIA and is powered by Ford Ecoboost. The championship has been going back and forth for nine weekends now and could be just as exciting this year. While the championship is new, it has already proven to be very exciting, with the championship finale last year being a nail-biter.
Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship
The Kwik Fit British Touring Car championship is back in action, and Ashley Sutton is looking to defend his title next year. The former world champion has agreed to spearhead a joint title challenge with Laser Tools Racing and BMR Racing. The three races in spring 2022 will be held at Donington Park. While the competition will be dominated by the hybrid technology, there will be plenty of traditional touring car racing.
The Toyota Gazoo Racing UK team has confirmed the drivers for the upcoming 2022 British Touring Car Championship. Former Independents’ champion Rory Butcher is returning for his second season with the team. The former championship-winning driver is a Jack Sears Trophy winner and has been a regular contender in recent years. He will drive the Toyota Corolla GR Sport. While other teams have strayed away from the BTCC, Toyota have remained committed to the series and have confirmed their driver line-ups.
Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Tom Ingram
This weekend, the BTCC returns to Silverstone, with Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Tom ingram kicking off proceedings. The 23-year-old had a successful season in the Ginetta GT Supercup, winning the title with two rounds to spare. His statistics included 10 wins, 18 podium finishes, 13 fastest laps, five pole positions, and a Porsche Supercup Scholarship.
BTCC 2021 season schedule
The official BTCC 2021 season schedule has been released by TOCA, the series organisers. The BTCC will run a 30-round schedule in 2021, visiting nine different UK circuits. Brands Hatch will once again bookend the calendar, and Thruxton will hold a second race alongside its regular May date. A full list of events is available below. For 2021, the BTCC will feature 29 cars and will continue to visit nine different UK circuits.