Yorkshire’s Croft Circuit gears up for British Touring Car Championship

THE biggest motorsport event takes place in the region with Croft Circuit gearing up to welcome back the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in June.

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Wednesday, 27th April 2022, 2:34 pm

The North Yorkshire track in Dalton- on -Tees expects to see thousands of fans over the weekend of June 25-26.

BUY TICKETS: Ticket prices below, including early bird offer, book online in advance at www.croftcircuit.co.uk. For more information call Croft Circuit on 01325 721815 or email [email protected].

Check out the dramatic ITV Sport footage above as a reminder of what crowds can expect.

In the run up to the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship making its annual pilgrimage to Croft Circuit June 25-26, it’s been all go as this year’s drivers prepare for the maiden competitive outing of the BTCC’s Hybrid Era, as it becomes the first major touring car series in the world to integrate hybrid power into all of its cars.

Irrespective of championship positions arriving at Croft, there is plenty of local interest as Yorkshire and North East drivers will hope for podium positions and tickets are now on sale for fans eager to watch their favourite sport beside the track.

Stars such as three-time reigning champion Ashley Sutton, the “King of Croft” Colin Turkington and Gordon Shedden will all be in action, as will some local heroes.

Newcastle-born Jason Plato is always assured of a warm welcome at Croft and will be hoping for a final happy homecoming as he joins BTC Racing this year where he will be piloting the squad’s third Honda Civic Type R. Jason announced that he will retire from the series at the end of 2022 making his return to Croft this year all the more poignant.

This is Dan Lloyd’s most serious BTCC campaign challenge to date as the Huddersfield-based racer teams up with title contender and two-times Independents Champion Tom Ingram in the squad’s Hyundai i30N machines.

No stranger to the BTCC paddock, Lloyd celebrated four podium visits within the last three rounds of the 2021 season.

Dan Cammish, three-time Porsche Carrera Cup GB Champion who hails from Leeds is making a welcome back this year after a year away from driving touring cars mounting a major title push with NAPA Racing UK next season, driving one of the quartet of Ford Focus STs set to hit the track in 2022.

The campaign will mark his first full season in the BTCC since 2020, when he was a four-time race winner and title contender.

Croft Circuit welcomes 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship on weekend of June 25-26. Photo: Scott Mitchell

It won’t just be BTCC racing that will wow those in attendance with a bumper support race program also confirmed which includes the Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Porsche Carrera cup GB, F4 British championship and more.

Early bird prices, held to May 31, to the BTCC’s only north-eastern event of the year are £15 for Saturday entry (BTCC Qualifying), £30 for Sunday (BTCC Race Day) or £40 for the full weekend. Accompanied children aged 12 and under are admitted free of charge, with tickets for 13-to-15-year-olds beginning at £5. All prices are subject to a booking fee.

Book online advance tickets at www.croftcircuit.co.uk or, for further information, call Croft Circuit on 01325 721815 or email [email protected].

2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at the North Yorkshire Croft Circuit in Dalton- on -Tees June 25-26.
Drivers set to thrill thousands of racing fans over the weekend. Photo: Jakob Ebrey
The North Yorkshire track in Dalton- on -Tees will welcome the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) . Photo: Jakob Ebrey