BTCC: TOCA release the 1996 schedule

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 27/06/95 BUILDING ON SUCCESS: BRITAIN'S TOP RACE SERIES EXPANDS IN 1996 The calendar for next year's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship announced today features an unprecedented 26 ...

NEWS FROM THE AUTO TRADER RAC TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP 27/06/95

BUILDING ON SUCCESS: BRITAIN'S TOP RACE SERIES EXPANDS IN 1996 The calendar for next year's Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship announced today features an unprecedented 26 rounds, including for the first time two races at the prestigious British Grand Prix meeting. As in 1995, the 12 TOCA fixtures will be staged at seven different circuits nationwide. Highlights include two visits to Thruxton, the fastest circuit on the current Auto Trader Championship calendar. Although exact formats are still to be confirmed, all of these meetings will again feature two touring car races. Auto Trader is extending its successful sponsorship of the series for two more years and Ford, Renault and Vauxhall, the three most active motor manufacturers in British motor sport, will again run their major championships as part of the full support race programme in 1996. The nostalgic Historic Racing Saloon Car Championship provides further entertainment. Silverstone's timetable for the 1996 British Grand Prix will include touring car races on both Saturday (the final day of Formula 1 qualifying) and Sunday. This new move gives the Auto Trader Championship an even greater role in Britain's biggest and most important motor sport weekend "`We already have the most impressive and popular motor sport package ever seen in Britain and we are delighted that we can now build further on our achievements with our established partners in 1996 and beyond,"' says Alan Gow, managing director of TOCA Ltd, organiser of the Auto Trader Championship.

1996 Auto Trader RAC Touring Car Championship April 8 Donington Park April 21 Brands Hatch Indy May 6 Thruxton May 19 Silverstone National May 27 Oulton Park Long June 16 Snetterton June 30 Brands Hatch GP July 14 Silverstone British Grand Prix July 28 Knockhill August 11 Oulton Park Fosters August 26 Thruxton September 8 Donington Park September 22 Brands Hatch Indy

-- Stephen M Baines

"[The Autosport sticker] started to peel off in the middle of Eau Rouge and it distracted me. In fact it was the first thing to hit the barrier" Tiff Needell - Jaguar XJR-15 Challenge - Interview with Autosport

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