It is one of the biggest weekends of the year for motorsport fans in the region. The British Touring Car Championship is back at Croft, with qualifying rounds taking place this Saturday. The annual event traditionally draws huge crowds to the circuit near Darlington.
Matt Neal, reigning British Touring Car Champion, won there last year and hopes to reclaim his title at this year's event.
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