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ROUNDS 1, 2 & 3​

23 - 24 APRIL

Donington Park

Corners:
Circuit length: 1.98 miles  
First BTCC Race: 1977
Qualifying Lap Record: Gordon Shedden: 1:08.994s (103.26mph) 2021
Race Lap Record: Ash Sutton:1m09.483s(102.58mph)2020

The 2022 campaign sees Donington Park once again host the BTCC season-opener, having set the scene for the penultimate event of 2021 following a calendar revision prior to the season getting underway.

The sweeping corners and fast back section always produce great racing, as the Leicestershire venue continues to build on its long and illustrious history. With picturesque views and huge spectator areas, Donington is undoubtedly one of the fans’ favourite places to watch the BTCC. Within striking distance from Birmingham, Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and beyond via easy access to the M1, Donington reaches a huge fan base in the heart of England.

First visited by the BTCC back in 1977, Donington has been the scene of a host of memorable touring car moments – 2013 saw two incredible milestones for Jason Plato and Matt Neal, who surpassed 400 and 500 races respectively, while the most recent campaign saw Dan Rowbottom wrap up the Jack Sears Trophy title in the penultimate event of the year.

ROUNDS 4, 5 & 6

14 - 15 MAY

Brands Hatch Indy

Corners: 10
Circuit length: 1.21 miles
First BTCC Race: 1958
Qualifying Lap Record: Tom Ingram: 47.990s(90.61mph)2016
Race Lap Record: Matt Neal:48.498s(88.97mph) 2011

A natural amphitheatre offering unrivalled views of the action from various vantage points, Brands Hatch is known as one of Britain’s best-loved motor racing circuits. Its unique combination of dips, cambers, fearsome corners and hills means it is still one of the world’s most renowned racing venues. The BTCC has been going to Brands Hatch since the series began back in 1958.

The 2022 campaign will see the BTCC call into Brands Hatch for both the second event of the season as well as the finale, and the action-packed Indy layout is set to host the initial visit to Kent, with Rounds 4, 5 & 6 of the campaign, on 14/15 May.

The historic race track has seen some spectacular BTCC entertainment over the many years the championship has been visiting, and has been the scene of many a nail-biting finale.

ROUNDS 7, 8 & 9

28 - 29 MAY

Thruxton

Corners: 11
Circuit length: 2.36 miles
First BTCC Race: 1968
Qualifying Lap Record: Dan Cammish: 1m15.201s(112.32mph)2020
Race Lap Record: Tom Ingram: 1m16.206s(111.29mph)2020

With the highest average speed of any circuit visited by the BTCC, Thruxton in Hampshire undoubtedly provides some of the biggest thrills and spills in motorsport. Thruxton was originally a wartime airfield. Commissioned in 1941, the airfield was host to both the RAF and USAF and played a major part in the D-Day landings as a base for troop-carrying aircraft and gliders.

Goodyear’s hard compound tyre makes its appearance at the Hampshire venue due to the relentless high-speed corners, and even with this precaution tyre management is always essential at Thruxton.

In the modern era, Thruxton has been a happy hunting ground for the Honda marque, with regular BTCC frontrunner Josh Cook having proven his prowess around the 2.37-mile circuit in 2021 when he equalled the most wins of any driver around the Hampshire speedbowl, with seven victories. Another accolade honoured at the circuit just last year saw series stalwart Jason Plato celebrate his 600th BTCC race during the opener.

The 2022 campaign sees the BTCC visit Thruxton on two occasions, with the first in late May (28/29) before returning three months later, over the August Bank Holiday (27/28 August).

ROUNDS 10, 11 & 12

11 - 12 JUNE

Oulton Park

Corners: 12
Circuit length: 2.23 miles
First BTCC Race: 1960
Qualifying Lap Record: Jason Plato: 1m25.484s (93.74mph) 2015
Race Lap Record: Tom Ingram: 1m26.026s (93.11mph) 2021

One of the most popular events on the BTCC calendar, Oulton Park in Cheshire is as picturesque as it is action-packed. The track was first developed almost 70 years ago – built into the natural contours of the landscape – and the BTCC has been visiting for the vast majority of that time.

Occupying an ideal summer spot, the circuit regularly attracts huge crowds of more than 40,000 over the course of the race meeting. Oulton Park undoubtedly provides one of the best ‘family atmospheres’ of any BTCC weekend, with drivers and team members known to enjoy an informal campsite walkabout to meet the fans and soak up the excitement.

Having been the first event after the BTCC’s annual summer break in 2021, Oulton Park returns to its usual mid-June slot, with the Cheshire venue hosting Rounds 10, 11 & 12 in 2022.

ROUNDS 13, 14 & 15

25 - 26 JUNE

Croft

Corners: 12
Circuit length: 2.13 miles
First BTCC Race: 1968
Qualifying Lap Record: Andrew Jordan: 1m21.734s(93.59mph)2019
Race Lap Record: Colin Turkington: 1m21.781s(93.54mph)2020

Close to the urban centres of Darlington, Middlesbrough, Newcastle and York, Croft Circuit brings the BTCC to the northeast of England and thousands of passionate race fans. Though a relatively recent returnee to the BTCC calendar in the late nineties, the 2.1-mile circuit has been developed for over 50 years into a top-flight racing venue.

Coming just before the ‘summer break’, Croft is always a pivotal event as teams seek to pull out an advantage over their rivals before mid-season testing commences. Traditionally a track that favours rear-wheel drive machinery, the North Yorkshire venue is renowned for its challenging, technical nature. Indeed, it is often regarded as the truest all-round test on the BTCC calendar.

ROUNDS 16, 17 & 18

30 - 31 JULY

Knockhill

Corners: 8
Circuit length: 1.27 miles
First BTCC Race: 1992
Qualifying Lap Record: Rory Butcher: 50.451s (90.40mph)2019
Race Lap Record: Ashley Sutton:50.876s(89.65mph)2020

The BTCC wouldn’t be the same without its annual visit to Scotland. Knockhill is located in Fife, just north of Edinburgh, and BTCC cars first raced there back in 1992. The track is one of the shortest on the calendar at just 1.27 miles, narrow and undulating, and its unique character is loved by fans and racers alike.

Amongst Knockhill’s defining features are the high kerbs that launch the BTCC cars onto two wheels as they try to find passing opportunities and faster lap times. This makes for some fantastic chances for keen photographers as well as a tough challenge for the engineers, who have to set up the cars to deal with the undulations Knockhill presents.

In 2022, Knockhill kicks off the second half of the campaign, as teams and drivers come back from the BTCC’s annual summer break and the championship battle really begins to take shape.

ROUNDS 19, 20 & 21

13 - 14 AUGUST

Snetterton

Corners: 12
Circuit length: 2.97 miles
First BTCC Race: 1959
Qualifying Lap Record: Tom Ingram: 1m54.737s (93.15mph)2019
Race Lap Record: Dan Cammish: 1m55.682s (92.39mph)2019

The BTCC has been visiting Snetterton in Norfolk for over 50 years, and in that time the track has undergone a number of layout changes. A significant investment in 2011 saw the circuit extended into the ‘300’ layout used by the championship today, which includes two of the longest straights in the country.

Drawing inspiration from iconic motorsport corners such as Monza’s Parabolica and the Montreal Hairpin, it certainly offers some fantastic viewing for spectators – all of whom enjoy the mid-summer carnival atmosphere, with its August date and first-class camping making for a popular family weekend.

The 2021 campaign saw a pair of milestones for BTCC fan favourites Colin Turkington and Gordon Shedden, who achieved their 60th and 50th series victories in Norfolk.

ROUNDS 22, 23 & 24

27 - 28 AUGUST

Thruxton

Corners: 11
Circuit length: 2.36 miles
First BTCC Race: 1968
Qualifying Lap Record: Dan Cammish: 1m15.201s(112.32mph)2020
Race Lap Record: Tom Ingram: 1m16.206s(111.29mph)2020

With the highest average speed of any circuit visited by the BTCC, Thruxton in Hampshire undoubtedly provides some of the biggest thrills and spills in motorsport. Thruxton was originally a wartime airfield. Commissioned in 1941, the airfield was host to both the RAF and USAF and played a major part in the D-Day landings as a base for troop-carrying aircraft and gliders.

Goodyear’s hard compound tyre maakes its appearance at the Hampshire venue due to the relentless high-speed corners, and even with this precaution tyre management is always essential at Thruxton.

In the modern era, Thruxton has been a happy hunting ground for the Honda marque, with regular BTCC frontrunner Josh Cook having proven his prowess around the 2.37-mile circuit in 2021 when he equalled the most wins of any driver around the Hampshire speedbowl, with seven victories. Another accolade honoured at the circuit just last year saw series stalwart Jason Plato celebrate his 600th BTCC race during the opener.

ROUNDS 25, 26 & 27

24 - 25 SEPTEMBER

Silverstone National

Corners: 6
Circuit length: 1.64 miles
First BTCC Race: 1959
Qualifying Lap Record: Dan Cammish: 57.349s(102.97mph)2020
Race Lap Record: Ash Sutton: 57.613s (102.50mph) 2021

Silverstone is one of the most famous racing circuits in the world, and the BTCC utilises the short National Circuit layout to maximise the action for fans, all of whom can enjoy grandstand seating at some of the world’s most famous corners included in their entry ticket price.

Long straights and tight corners make for several overtaking opportunities on every lap, so action is guaranteed throughout the race. Silverstone regularly plays host to some memorable touring car battles as the drivers try to eke out every last second and set themselves up in the strongest possible position going into the unpredictable season finale a few weeks later.

Although the event has held its usual late September slot during the 2020 and 2021 campaigns, 2022 will see Silverstone once again host the penultimate race weekend of the year.

ROUNDS 28, 29 & 30

08 - 09 OCTOBER

Brands Hatch GP

Corners: 11
Circuit length: 2.43 miles
First BTCC Race: 1958
Qualifying Lap Record: Senna Proctor: 1m30.237s (97.07mph) 2021
Race Lap Record: Dan Rowbottom: 1m30.964s (96.30mph) 2021

A natural amphitheatre offering unrivalled views of the action from various vantage points, Brands Hatch is known as one of Britain’s best-loved motor racing circuits. Its unique combination of dips, cambers, fearsome corners and hills means it is still one of the world’s most renowned racing venues. The BTCC has been going to Brands Hatch since the series began back in 1958.

The 2022 campaign will see the BTCC call into Brands Hatch for both the second event of the season as well as the finale, with the legendary Grand Prix configuration set to host the closer on 8/9 October.

The historic Kent race track has seen some spectacular BTCC entertainment over the many years the championship has been visiting, and has been the scene of many a nail-biting finale.