TOCA cancels public attendance at Silverstone after government guidance

TOCA cancels public attendance at Silverstone after government guidance

Silverstone wing
Photo: TOCA

TOCA has cancelled public attendance at tomorrow’s British Touring Car Championship season launch at Silverstone, following the latest government guidance on the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement published on Monday evening, TOCA confirmed the move would affect the public but that the official test would still go ahead for teams.

“Following the Government’s Coronavirus latest advice, BTCC Series Organiser, TOCA, and Silverstone have taken the decision to cancel public attendance at the BTCC Season Launch taking place at the circuit tomorrow (17 March).

“TOCA and Silverstone are committed to assisting in any way to support the Government’s action plan, with the health and safety of our visitors and our team as our priority.

“Tomorrow’s official pre-season test will still go ahead.”

There was no mention of whether the season opening event, scheduled for Donington Park in less than two weeks’ time on 28 – 29 March, would still be going ahead.