The 2023 British Touring Car Championship calendar has been announced, just three rounds into the current season, and sees a return to the Donington Park Grand Prix circuit for the first time in over 20 years.
Next season’s BTCC calendar features ten rounds, the same number as 2022, as the second round at Thruxton has been dropped in favour of the return to Donington. Much of the rest of the calendar remains as usual, except for a shift in the date for Snetterton’s round.
For 2023, the BTCC season will begin with a round on the shorter, national circuit at Donington at the end of April, as has become a recent tradition, before moving on to Brands Hatch in May and its Indy Circuit. Brands had been the traditional starting point for the BTCC, but swapped with Donington a few years ago.
Teams will then move on to Snetterton, which moves to a May slot that had been taken up by Thruxton this year. The teams will then reconvene at Thruxton to start the summer with a round on 3rd/4th June. A swing north takes in Oulton Park (17th/18th June) before a gap of over a month before the teams move to Croft on 29th/30th July.
The calendar then takes in Knockhill in early August before the trip back to Donington Park for the bank holiday weekend as the cars return to the Melbourne loop to tackle the Grand Prix layout.
Another month-long gap splits Donington from the traditional end to the season, a visit to Silverstone’s quickfire National layout on 23rd/24th September and the full GP layout at Brands Hatch on 8th/9th October to bring the 2023 British Touring Car Championship to a close.