A Racing Filled Summer With The British Touring Car Championships

For sports fans both in the UK and across the world, the past few months have been packed with sporting events. We’ve witnessed an all English European cup final, a proud run for England in the women’s World Cup, which featured the most watched women’s football match in history and last week saw the opening match of tennis’s prestigious calendar event, Wimbledon. So far 2019 really has delivered some of the best sporting events we’ve witnessed over the past few years, but whether it’s the World Cup or Wimbledon, most of these events feel like they’re over before they’ve even started.

If you’re feeling at a loss because there’s not much sport on offer at the moment, then don’t worry! From April to October you can witness some of the best racing available, as the British Touring Car Championships grace some of the most famous race tracks across England and Scotland. Racing fans across the country flock to the many tracks which host some of the events races, to catch a glimpse of the adrenaline and excitement which the  championships has to offer. With an action packed racing calendar ahead, there’s plenty of time to head down to one or more of the races and enjoy watching the teams go head to head.

If you’re not familiar with the championships and want to know more about the event or races left to take place, then hopefully we can help you out.

What is the BTCC?

Proudly sponsored by Kwik Fit, the BTCC is a racing event held over 7 months and takes place across England and Scotland. Unlike no other event in the sport, the BTCC features 17 teams made up of both professional and amateur car fanatics. Some fans of the BTCC like to follow one racing team but either way, you can expect to enjoy watching the likes of Toyota and BMW battle it out to claim first place on the podium. Whether you’re a racing fan or not, the BTCC is an exciting event fit for all members of the family.

Which Racing Venues are Hosting the BTCC?

As previously mentioned the championships travel across both England and Scotland, where 10 of the most popular tracks play host to some of the races. One of the best things about the BTCC is that it doesn’t take place at just the one venue, allowing fans the possibility to travel to a track close to home. If you’d like to experience some of the races first hand, then you can travel to venues such as Silverstone, Croft, Brands Hatch and Knockhill, just to name a few. If you prefer the comfort of your own home and like to watch the racing with your feet up, then you can enjoy some of the races live on TV, meaning you won’t be missing out.

Enjoy the excitement of the BTCC!

There’s still a long way to go in the championships so it’s not too late to get involved. Whether you’re heading down to one of the 10 tracks or watching the races at home, we want to know your thoughts. Let us know who you’re supporting and what you thought of the races, using #KwikFitBTCC and tagging @Kwik_Fit.

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