BTCC: 98 calendar revised

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 2/9/97 Opening date change for '98 Auto Trader Championship The provisional calendar for the 1998 Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship has been further revised, with the opening ...

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 2/9/97 Opening date change for '98 Auto Trader Championship The provisional calendar for the 1998 Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship has been further revised, with the opening rounds of the series switched to the Thruxton circuit in Hampshire over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (April 12/13). Donington Park had been scheduled to play host to the series starter, but a change of dates has been forced by the imposition of a motorcycling event on the Derby track by the sport's governing body. Donington will instead swap to the early May Bank Holiday slot previously taken by Thruxton. Next year's 26-round Auto Trader Championship will once again visit all the UK's top race circuits and, as in recent years, all events will feature two individual rounds of the thrilling series. BBC TV's Grandstand will continue to follow the entire championship, with six races screened live. 1998 AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Revised provisional dates 12/13 April* Thruxton 25/26 April Silverstone (International circuit) 3/4 May* Donington Park (GP circuit) 16/17 May Brands Hatch (Indy circuit) 24/25 May* Oulton Park (Fosters circuit) 13/14 June Donington Park (National circuit) 27/28 June Croft 25/26 July Snetterton 1/2 August Thruxton 15/16 August Knockhill 30/31 August* Brands Hatch (Indy circuit) 12/13 September Oulton Park (Fosters circuit) 19/20 September Silverstone (International circuit) 17/18 October Donington Park Tourist Trophy** * Denotes Bank Holiday ** Tourist Trophy, non-championship event. All events feature two races at each venue

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