Britcar has announced that it will be running the Motorsport UK-sanctioned British Endurance Championship in 2022.
Boasting a rich history of organising top-end, club-level endurance competition over the course of the past two decades, Britcar has worked tirelessly to grow into what it is today, showcasing some of the most extraordinary cars and big grids.
With innovative formats and the popularisation of 24-hour racing in the UK, Britcar – which has thrived under a new management structure in recent years – has continued to re-align its format in response to the sifting competitor demand for endurance racing at a National level.
Now – with the demand as high as ever – it is deemed to be the right time for a return to a true endurance National championship, sectioned by the UK’s governing body for four-wheel motorsport.
As has been the case in recent years, the traditional one-day format will remain in place moving forward, as well as the tight-knit paddock atmosphere that has been cultivated by competitors and Britcar’s experienced and dedicated team.
Claire Hedley, Britcar Managing Director, said: “Whilst we accept the responsibility and kudos that administering a National championship involves, we aim to retain the core values that have made Britcar a continuing success over a considerable number of years, which is in no small way due to the skill of our long-serving and loyal staff; past and present.
“We are really pleased with our provisional 2022 dates and circuit venues for 2022, more details about the Championship will follow over the next few weeks. We would like to thank our Championship sponsor Goodyear, as well as our valued commercial partners for their continued support.”
Hugh Chambers, CEO of Motorsport UK, added: “Next year marks the beginning of a new era for endurance racing in the UK with the introduction of the British Endurance Championship, and Motorsport UK is pleased to be partnered with Britcar in its organisation.
“Claire and her dedicated team have built up a strong reputation over the past two decades in club racing circles and we look forward to supporting them as they take their next steps as the promoters of a national championship.
“The calendar has a number of headline dates at some of the country’s premier circuits and gives the series a strong footing for its debut campaign. I’m sure each of these venues will serve up plenty of thrills for competitors and spectators alike.”
Provisional 2022 British Endurance Championship Calendar
March 12 – Silverstone (Grand Prix)
April 2 – Oulton Park (International)
May 14 – Snetterton (300)
June 18 – Silverstone (Grand Prix)
August 20 – Donington Park (National)
October 22 – Donington Park (Grand Prix)