As part of the BTCC’s programme of invitational support series’, the CTCRC Classic Saloon and Historic Touring Car Championship will join the package for the Croft race weekend in 2024 (27/28 July).
The Pre-’66 championship for classic touring cars is for competitors participating in four-seater saloon cars marketed before 1st January 1966.
Cars are those complying with the regulations eligible for participation in the FIA Historic Touring Car Championship, with the six-class series including legendary BTCC machinery such as the American V8s, Mini Coopers and Lotus Cortinas.
“We’re absolutely delighted that our Pre-’66 championship has been invited to race alongside the British Touring Car Championship at Croft,” said CTCRC chairman Stuart Caie. “It’s a fitting way for the club to celebrate its 50th anniversary by showcasing the kind of cars that raced in the early years of the BTCC alongside their modern counterparts.
“It’s fantastic recognition for our club, the drivers and all our volunteers who work hard to provide a home for touring cars of all ages to race.
“It’s also appropriate that it’s at Croft, a BARC circuit, given our long association with the club. The Pre-’66 cars always produce great racing, and we feel sure that the BTCC crowd will love the little-and-large battles of Minis versus big American V8s and everything in between. It should be a wonderful weekend.”
The BTCC’s full support programme for 2024 will be confirmed in the coming weeks.