Silverstone hosts British Touring Car Championship

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Car fans will be flocking to Silverstone race track this weekend for yet another important date in the motorsport calendar.

Today, Saturday and Sunday, the circuit will host the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship which is said to promise fans “no shortage of frantic, no holds barred action.”

According to the Silverstone website: “There are no flimsy little cars in this championship, only hard and fast tourers, driven by racers who are never afraid to rub paint if the situation demands it.”

This promises to be a busy weekend of racing, including many support races too.

There are also off-track entertainments to keep the whole family amused.

All the on-track action will be shown on a giant screen and there will also be a trade mall and shops as well as cafes, bars and food outlets.

Originally established in 1958, the annual British Touring Car Championship has visited many tracks around the UK and currently uses nine different circuits in England and Scotland, including Donington Park, Snetterton and Rockingham Speedway.

This year’s event will again include 10 rounds with three races in each round, ending at Brands Hatch.

There will be free roving entry for children aged 15 and under, as well as free car parking.

Weekend tickets are available starting from £36 per person.

For more ticket pricing information, log on to www.silverstone.co.uk or for more information about the event visit www.btcc.net