CROFT CIRCUIT is gearing up for a very busy year which includes not one, not two, but three action-packed meetings featuring both modern and historic touring cars in 2023.

Headlined by the annual visit of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship on the weekend of July 29-30, touring car fans are in for a treat over the course of the next few months.

The BTCC, Britain’s premier four-wheeled motorsport series, speeds into Croft at the start of the summer holidays with three blockbuster rounds of competition scheduled to take place over the course of the weekend.

The visit of the BTCC to North Yorkshire will be followed on the weekend of August 12-13 with a two-day BARC meeting of Classic Touring Car racing, featuring the Super Touring cars of the 1990s.

The event will be a throwback to the best saloon car action of yesteryear, featuring great cars and legendary drivers.

Prior to both of those flagship events, however, Croft will stage a mouth-watering starter courtesy of the visit of the TCR UK Touring Car Championship.

The UK Touring Car Championship is being staged as part of the BRSCC meeting on the weekend of May 6-7.

Featuring a capacity grid, the meeting forms the second round of the series, which boasts a prize fund of £75,000.

The action will feature production saloons powered by 1.75 to two-litre turbocharged engines.

The cars are built by manufacturer-approved constructors to comply with carefully-controlled technical regulations and FIA homologation.

It will be the first time since 2019 that the series, which continues to grow globally with events in over 30 countries, will have visited Croft.

The May 6-7 slot for the event means race fans can enjoy the action as part of the extended bank holiday weekend for King Charles’ coronation.

Former BTCC front-runner Chris Smiley is one of the star drivers who will be in action in his Honda Civic as he looks to defend the title he won last year.

Providing some local competition, Yorkshireman Bradley Hutchison will be aiming to show that the underdog can prevail on home ground as he returns for his second season with the family-run MPH Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR that he drove in 2022.

Tickets for the TCR UK Touring Car Championship weekend start at £16 per adult each day, with accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted free.

There is free parking and free paddock access at the event, with the direct link for tickets:

Further information on the TCR UK series can be found at

There is a full supporting programme at all of Croft's Touring Car meetings in 2023, with details of all other events available at or on 01325 721825.