Croft Circuit announces blockbuster events calendar for 2020 motorsport season

Croft Circuit is set for another blockbuster season of top-draw racing thrills and spills in 2020 following the confirmation of a 13-event schedule at the home of motorsport in the north east of the United Kingdom.

Welcoming capacity crowds trackside throughout 2019, the North Yorkshire venue is set to continue to hit new heights as it opens its doors for an action-packed year of motor racing.

Kicking off the season at the start of February, the annual Jack Frost Rally will lift the curtain on the 2020 campaign before the North East Motor Cycle Racing Club ends the peace and tranquility of a two-month break at the beginning of April.

The Darlington & District Motor Club will make the first of two visits during the year at the end of the month before further two-wheeled action is provided courtesy of the No Limits Racing contingent.

Captivating entertainment is likely to be provided by the 750 Motor Club at the end of May, before the Scottish Motor Racing Club makes a long overdue return to Croft to serve as the catalyst for what is being billed as an unforgettable summer showcase.

Visits from the British Racing & Sports Car Club and British Automobile Racing Club will soon follow before the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship takes centre stage in August.

Taking place slightly later in the year, Britain’s premier race series will descend on the much-loved 2.1-mile circuit for three frenetic encounters; with a bumper bill of support championships also starring.

Secondary visits from the Darlington & District Motor Club and British Automobile Racing Club will  be held in the wake of the BTCC spectacle before the Christmas Stages Rally in December closes out the year at Croft.

CROFT CIRCUIT 2020 CALENDAR

February 2 – Jack Frost Rally

April 4/5 – North East Motor Cycle Racing Club

April 25/26 – Darlington & District Motor Club

May 9/10 – No Limits Racing

May 23/24 – 750 Motor Club

June 6/7 – Scottish Motor Racing Club

June 27/28 – British Racing & Sports Car Club

July 11/12 – British Automobile Racing Club

August 15/16 – Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship

September 5/6 – Darlington & District Motor Club

October 3/4 – Classic Racing Motorcycle Club

October 17 – British Automobile Racing Club

December 13 – Christmas Stages Rally

Tickets for all 2020 race meetings at Croft Circuit will be available to purchase in due course from http://www.croftcircuit.co.uk/racing or by calling 01325 721815.

BTCC stars to raise vital funds for charity with online auction and track walk at Croft

Stars from the UK’s premier motorsport series will put their best foot forward at Croft Circuit this weekend (15/16 June) for a public track walk jointly in aid of Children with Cancer and the Alzheimer’s Society – and many have also donated signed merchandise and exclusive experiences to an online auction that launched last night.

The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Croft, presented by Tarmac is the blue riband event on the popular North Yorkshire circuit’s calendar, as 30 of the finest racing drivers in the country get set to go doorhandle-to-doorhandle for glory in front of capacity crowds.

Last year, an impromptu track walk on the Saturday evening raised more than £550 for nearby Butterwick House Children’s Hospice, inspiring an even bigger push 12 months on, with BTCC title partner Kwik Fit’s dedicated charity Children with Cancer and Croft’s own chosen charity for 2019, the Alzheimer’s Society both set to benefit from the money collected.

The track walk will begin as soon as racing finishes on Saturday (c.18:15), with drivers and fans invited to gather at the end of the pit garages near to the pit-lane exit. Drivers currently confirmed to take part include joint championship leader Rory Butcher, Yorkshire’s own Dan Cammish and Senna Proctor, two-time Independents’ Champion Tom Ingram, race-winners Stephen Jelley and Matt Simpson and Team HARD rookie Michael Crees. Fans are asked to donate what they can to join the stars of the show on a lap of the circuit on foot.

Additionally, a variety of BTCC-related items and experiences are going ‘under the hammer’ to add to the fundraising total. All of them can be viewed and bid for on the Croft Circuit Facebook page (www.facebook.com/croftcircuit/), with the following all on offer to the highest bidders:

  1. A Tom Ingram T-shirt, hoodie and cap bundle
  2. Three opportunities to join Tom and the Team Toyota GB with Ginsters crew for afternoon tea and a garage tour at Croft on Sunday*
  3. Signed PopbangColour prints of Rory Butcher and Dan Cammish
  4. The race boots set to be worn at Croft this weekend by Dan Cammish (autographed)
  5. Michael Crees-signed caps
  6. A meet-and-greet plus grid walk with Ciceley Motorsport*
  7. Five limited-edition commemorative 60th anniversary BTCC posters (only 100 ever produced)
  8. Two 2018 BTCC season review DVDs (signed by defending champion Colin Turkington)
  9. Saturday garage tour and Sunday grid walk for two with Power Maxed Racing at Croft this weekend*

The auction will end at 8pm on Monday, 17 June, with the two starred items above ending earlier at 8pm this Thursday (13 June). The Team Toyota GB with Ginsters and Ciceley Motorsport lots do not include circuit entry.

Tickets to the BTCC’s only north-eastern event of the year are still available to purchase on the gate, priced at just £15 for Saturday entry (BTCC Qualifying), £30 for Sunday (BTCC Race Day) or £39 for the full weekend. Accompanied children aged 12 and under are admitted free of charge, with tickets for 13-to-15-year-olds beginning at £5. Further details can be seen at: www.croftcircuit.co.uk/racing/btcc


More information on all of Croft’s driving experiences and racing events can be found at www.croftcircuit.co.uk

Five BARC marshal training days confirmed for early 2019

The British Automobile Racing Club can confirm that it will run a total of five marshal training days prior to the 2019 motorsport season roaring into life.

Pembrey, Croft and Thruxton, all BARC venues, as well as the infamous Chateau Impney will provide the backdrop to the training days between the end of January and early March.

Every event organised and run by the BARC needs marshals and all marshals, whatever they are doing, are contributing to the success and smooth running of the meeting.

With training provided to cover a wide range of topics such as fire safety to pit lane operation and teamwork; marshal training covers a wide variety of key attributes in preparing those heading trackside for the forthcoming season.

For more information on how to take part and be involved regarding marshal training for 2019 (dates listed below) then please contact BARC Marshals Secretary Paula Brown via pbrown@barc.net.

2019 MARSHAL TRAINING DATES

Pembrey – January 27

Chateau Impney – February 2

Croft – February 16

Thruxton – March 16/17

More information on each respective training day is expected to be confirmed in due course.

Providing an outlet to become actively involved and contribute to the sport, marshalling has become an integral part of motorsport within not only the BARC but also around the world with several UK marshals being selected for worldwide events.

To find out more about marshalling with the BARC and how to get involved, click here.

2019 BTCC tickets for Thruxton and Croft now on sale

Tickets for the Thruxton and Croft rounds of the 2019 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship are now on sale, with discounted prices confirmed in the run up to Christmas.

With the festive period rapidly approaching, BTCC tickets at British Automobile Racing Club circuits are set to be the perfect present for the petrolhead in your life.

Coming off the back of a pulsating and successful 2018 season, Britain’s premier race series will once again travel the length and breadth of the country, with an expected capacity entry list battling it out across 30 races.

Thruxton, the fastest circuit in the UK, will stage two stops on calendar in 2019 having picked up a round following the demise of Rockingham. The additional date means Thruxton will now stage two rounds of the championship in a single season for the first time since 2007.

The BTCC will first visit the high-speed Hampshire venue on May 18/19 before returning later in the year as the title race gathers momentum during the second half of the season on August 17/18.

Croft meanwhile has an earlier spot on the calendar for next year as it plays host to the fourth event of the 2019 campaign, taking place on June 15/16.

Thruxton – May 18/19 2019

Visit http://thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing/btcc to view full ticket offers

Croft – June 15/16 2019

Visit http://croftcircuit.co.uk/racing/btcc to view full ticket offers

Thruxton – August 17/18 2019 

Visit http://thruxtonracing.co.uk/racing/btcc-aug to view full ticket offers

Croft Circuit reveals blockbuster 2019 events calendar

Croft Circuit is preparing itself for a blockbuster season of racing in 2019 after unveiling a bumper calendar made up of 17 events.

Following on from an action-packed 2018 season which saw capacity crowds flock through the gates, the North Yorkshire venue is already gearing up for the new year with the likes of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship set to take centre stage.

The Darlington & District Motor Club’s Jack Frost Rally will kick off the new motorsport season on February 17 before attention switches to two wheels and the North East Motorcycle Racing Club in late March.

A variety of British Automobile Racing Club championships will descend on Croft in mid-April before Easter Monday play’s host to a special Spring Sprint event – the perfect tonic to cap off the Bank Holiday weekend.

The British Racing & Sports Car Club and the Darlington & District Motor Club will headline proceedings in May before the 750 Motor Club makes its one and only visit to the venue at the start of June.

Croft’s flagship event of the year will come on June 15/16 as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship makes its annual visit for three titanic races. Playing host to rounds 10, 11 & 12 of the season

Early July will see the British Racing & Sports Car Club return before the Ferrari Challenge UK makes its eagerly-anticipated first visit to the track.

As summer continues to unfold, the action show no signs of relenting at Croft as the Historic & Sports Car Club will take fans on a spirited trip down memory lane on August 3/4.

The Darlington & District Motor Club’s third and final visit to Croft will take place on August 17/18 before the edge-of-the-seat, sideways thrills from the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship will be showcased on September 8.

There is a return by the British Automobile Racing Club too in September before No Limits Bike Racing and the season finale of the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship brings the curtain down on what should be a memorable year for Croft.

2019 Croft Circuit Calendar

February 17 – Jack Frost Rally

March 23/24 – North East Motorcycle Racing Club

April 13/14 – British Automobile Racing Club

April 22 – Easter Monday Spring Sprint Meeting

May 4/5 – British Racing & Sports Car Club

May 18/19 – Darlington & District Motor Club

June 1/2 – 750 Motor Club

June 15/16 – Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship

July 6/7 – British Racing & Sports Car Club

July 20/21 – Ferrari Challenge UK

August 3/4 – Historic & Sports Car Club

August 17/18 – Darlington & District Motor Club

September 8 – Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship

September 21/22 – British Automobile Racing Club

October 12/13 – No Limits Bike Racing

October 27 – Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship

Tickets for all events are set to go on sale in the coming weeks, with more information set to be found at croftcircuit.co.uk/racing.

You can also keep up-to-date with the latest ticket alerts by following Croft Circuit on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.