TOCA has issued a revised calendar for the 2021 British Touring Car Championship, delaying the start of the season by five weeks in order to maximise the opportunity for fans to attend in person.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has again worsened in recent weeks in many parts of the world, events organisers are again faced with the challenges of an ever-changing situation.
In order to increase the chances of spectators and guests attending BTCC events, the season start has now been moved to the weekend of 8 – 9 May at Thurxton.
The delayed season start means that Brands Hatch no longer hosts the opener, whilst the order of venues has been significantly changed.
Snetterton in Norfolk will host the second meeting of the year on 15 – 16 May, much earlier than planned, before Brands Hatch hosts the third event in mid-June.
Oulton Park then hosts the fourth event in late July / early August, before Knockhill two weeks’ later, with the Scottish venue maintaining a date around its usual time of year.
The second Thruxton meeting is at the end of August, before Croft in mid-September and Silverstone a week later.
Donington Park is therefore shifted to the 9-10 October, before the season concludes at Brands Hatch on the GP circuit on the later date of 23-24 October.
Revised 2021 British Touring Car Championship Calendar
8 – 9 May: Thruxton
15 – 16 May: Snetterton 300
12 – 13 June: Brands Hatch Indy
31 July – 1 August: Oulton Park Island
14 – 15 August: Knockhill
28 – 29 August: Thruxton
18 – 19 September: Croft
25 – 26 September: Silverstone National
9 – 10 October: Donington Park National
23 – 24 October: Brands Hatch GP