The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) is 60 the brand of your anniversary with a special double-length race in Snetterton in the next summer.
The third race in the Norfolk circuit on Sunday 29 July, the ballast is a more advanced 60-mile contest with all the cars compete without success with double championship points.
There is a separate qualifying session on Saturday 28. July for the flagship race with all cars qualifying on the Basis of the weights. The qualifications for the other two races will be held separately, with ballast and with the success of front running applied to competitors as normal.
The BTCC used traditionally Snetterton is 2.9689 mile ‘300’ circuit layout, so that a 60-mile race about 20 laps would include, in contrast to the 12-round competitions that were planned this year, a visit to the track.
The season of 2018 will still include 30 races at ten a week, with all of the other races, which, according to the regular format after the last few seasons.
Snetterton – also known for the BTCC night race in the 1990s and 2000s – has long been a staple of the summer calendar for Motorsport fans.
Alan Gow, the BTCC series director, said: “We are pleased to offer this special extended-race in the BTCC’s diamond jubilee celebrations to confirm. There will also be a number of additional activitiesthroughout the year 2018 to celebrate our 60th anniversary, is revealed to be in the next few months.
“We believe that this race is 60 kilometres, approximately twice the distance of a normal BTCC encounter, it will add a further sporty twist to what a fantastic and memorable season. I’m sure that our loyal teams, drivers and venues, officials, sponsors, partners, marshals and, of course, the fans share that excitement, so that the Snetterton race weekend is an unmissable event in 2018.”
The BTCC car originally known as the British touring championship began in 1958. The first title in the Jack Sears won in Austin A105.
Snetterton, a former RAF airfield, visited BSCC competitors in the first season, if only for a non-championship event held on a different circuit diagram.