The British Touring Car Championship has unveiled its calendar for the 2024 season, confirming dates for next year earlier than it has ever done before.
With only two meetings in the books for the current season, and owing to a busy sporting schedule in the summer of 2024 courtesy of both the Paris Olympics and Euro 2024, BTCC Chief Executive Alan Gow was keen to lock in dates for next year as soon as possible to secure the best possible live coverage package from ITV4.
The calendar, in terms of circuits visited, will be a carbon copy of the 2023 line-up, kicking off with Donington Park across the weekend of the 27th & 28th April – a week later than this year’s championship began. The circus then rolls on at two-week intervals with meetings at Brands Hatch’s Indy layout (11th & 12th May), Snetterton (25th & 26th May), Thruxton (8th & 9th June) and Oulton Park (22nd & 23rd June).
Following the traditional summer break, the series will resume at Croft across 27th & 28th July before ending the ‘northern tour’ with its annual trip north of the border to the ever-popular Knockhill over the weekend of 10th & 11th August. Donington Park’s Grand Prix layout returns on the August Bank Holiday weekend for a second year, which Gow states is to allow teams to “build upon their experience” at the longer layout, after its BTCC return in 2023 for the first time in 21 years.
After a final month-long break, the penultimate round takes place around the National layout at Silverstone across the 21st & 22nd September, before the Brands Hatch Grand Prix layout hosts the season finale on the 8th & 9th October.