Start of 2021 BTCC Season Delayed by COVID Pandemic

Organisers of the British Touring Car Championship have delayed the start of the season by five weeks due to Coronavirus.

A statement said the delay was to "maximise the opportunity for spectators and guests to attend our events".

The revised calendar will now start at Thruxton on 8/9 May, kicking off the full ten-event, 30-race season.Snetterton follows the season opener, before Brands Hatch Indy hosts the third event of the calendar, while late July and August will see the series head north to Oulton Park and Knockhill before Thruxton's second event of the year.Back-to-back weekends at Croft and Silverstone in September precede the penultimate race weekend of the season, at Donington Park.Brands Hatch’s legendary Grand Prix configuration will hold the Season Finale – as initially planned – on the slightly later date of 23/24 October.8/9 May - Thruxton

15/16 May - Snetterton (300)

12/13 June - Brands Hatch (Indy)

31 July/1 August - Oulton Park (Island)

14/15 August - Knockhill

28/29 August - Thruxton

18/19 September - Croft

25/26 September - Silverstone (National)

9/10 October - Donington Park (National)

23/24 October - Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)

All ten events will be live on ITV4.