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Croft Circuit opens in a blur of sportscars
10:50am Wednesday 25th April 2012 in Motorsport
NORTH Yorkshire’s Croft Circuit get their 2012 four-wheeled motor sport season under way this weekend with 14 hotly contested races.
The event, run by the famed British Automobile Racing Club, has a sportscar theme with the Mazda MaX 5, Crossle 9S, Chevron GR8, Clubmans and Sports and Saloons categories in action.
Joining them will be the ever-popular Kumho BMW Challenge, plus the BSA 125cc Gearbox Kart Championship.
Admission to the meeting at the venue, near Darlington, is £12 per day for adults and free all weekend for accompanied children aged 15 and under.
Admission includes access to the competitors’ paddock.
The event signals the start of Croft’s 2012 season, which includes a further nine top-line fixtures for race and rally cars.
Headlining events include the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship on June 23 and 24, Croft Nostalgia on August 4 and 5, the Monster Energy British Rallycross Championship on October 28, and the Roger Albert Clark Rally on November 24.
Further information about Croft’s season is available from the www.croftcircuit.co.uk website.
Also scheduled are several events organised by the Darlington & District Motor Club as well as four appearances from its Northern Saloon and Sportscar Championship.
On June 7, there will be a visit from the Tour Britannia, a nationwide race tour for classic cars.
Croft Circuit manager Tracey Morley said: “We have a fabulous programme of events lined up, starting this weekend and running right through the year.
“The diversity of our events – from beginner and club-level right up to the dizzying heights of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship – and the fact we are able to stage some of the region’s biggest sporting events is something of which we are very proud.”
Qualifying starts at 9.30am on Saturday, with racing from 1.30pm. Sunday’s action starts at noon.