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Brands Hatch revving up for 2019 BTCC opener

Thursday, March 21 2019

The 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship kicks off for 2019 on the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on 6-7 April, following an official test at the same venue next Wednesday (27 March).

The Kent circuit has been abuzz with touring car activity in recent weeks with a number of teams and drivers testing recently, including Nic Hamilton (pictured) ahead of his first full season in the UK's leading car racing championship, and 2018 runner-up Tom Ingram, who we caught up with yesterday.

Brands Hatch has also hosted the Power Maxed Racing Vauxhalls of Jason Plato and Rob Collard in recent days, as well as the VW CCs of Team HARD, MG6s of Excelr8, and the works Subaru Levorgs. Yesterday featured an appearance from BTC Racing's new-for-2019 Honda Civic Type-R FK8s.

Next week's test will see the full BTCC grid take to the track simultaneously for the first time, allowing fans to compare each car's performance under similar conditions for the first time. Entry to the test is free to spectators from 09:30 and there is a pit-walk scheduled for the lunch break too.

Click here to find out more about the official test.

The BTCC kicks off with three races at the start of April, with a full support programme too, ensuring two days of high quality on-track action.

Tickets for the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch on 6-7 April are available from just £28 in advance with FREE entry for under-13s. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here.

Photo: Gary Hawkins