The British Touring Car Championship has today (July 20) announced the official calendar for 2021, with Thruxton most notably set to stage two events in the same season for the second time in three years.
Firmly established as the UK’s flagship motor sport category, series organisers TOCA are already in a position to confirm it’s schedule for next year’s campaign – despite the fact that the 2020 season is yet to start.
Reprising a 30- round schedule over the course of ten events, Brands Hatch will host the opening event of the championship on April 3/4 before the series then moves to Donington Park.
Back-to-back weekend’s will then take place as Thruxton hosts the first of its two events on May 8/9, with Oulton Park following a week later on May 15/16. The annual trip to North Yorkshire and Croft will then round out the first half of the season in June.
Following the annual summer break, Snetterton will kickstart the second half of the 2021 campaign before trips to Knockhill and Thruxton follow.
Silverstone will stage the penultimate event of the season whilst the iconic Grand Prix layout of Brands Hatch will bring the curtain down on the series, with champions set to be crowned.
BTCC Chief Executive, Alan Gow, said: “Well, this is certainly a new first for the BTCC – issuing the following year’s calendar before the current season has even begun… but I’m sure everyone will agree that it’s nice to see some ‘normality’ returning to the schedule.
“Having said that, with our first 2020 event now less than two weeks away at Donington Park, there is phenomenal enthusiasm for getting this season underway amongst our teams, supporters and partners.”
2021 British Touring Car Championship Calendar
Rounds 1/2/3 – Brands Hatch (Indy) – April 3/4
Rounds 4/5/6 – Donington Park – April 17/18
Rounds 7/8/9 – Thruxton – May 8/9
Rounds 10/11/12 – Oulton Park (Island) – May 15/16
Rounds 13/14/15 – Croft – June 12/13
Rounds 16/17/18 – Snetterton (300) – July 31/August 1
Rounds 19/20/21 – Knockhill – August 14/15
Rounds 22/23/24 – Thruxton – August 28/29
Rounds 25/26/27 – Silverstone (National) – September 25/26
Rounds 28/29/30 – Brands Hatch (Grand Prix) – October 9/10