It comes as no surprise to hear that the start of the BTCC 2020 season has been delayed amidst the situation regarding COVID-19.

TOCA, the governing body, made the statement today (March 17) during the BTCC Media Day at Silverstone. Amidst the UK government’s recent statements, TOCA said:

“TOCA of course completely respects the government’s directives. The health of our entire nation  – not just our competitors, fans, marshals, officials and personnel – is of absolute importance. Accordingly, the start of the 2020 BTCC must now be delayed and we therefore advise the postponement of our first three events:

  • Donington Park (March 28/29)
  • Brands Hatch (April 11/12)
  • Silverstone (April 25/26)

Clearly the COVID-19 situation is ever-changing and incredibly challenging for everyone. Our firm intention is to run the full season of ten events and we will work closely with the circuits and our stakeholders in order to reschedule new dates for all postponed events. These will be confirmed and announced when there is further clarity regarding the eventual resumption of major sporting events.”

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It’s not all doom and gloom, though, as we got up close and personal with our partners over at Power Maxed Racing during the March 17 test day at Silverstone. Flick through the images below and check out PMR’s 2020 challengers.