The British Touring Championship is the pinnacle of UK motorsport and the most entertaining, best-loved and addictive championship, which makes for a great weekend away with National Holidays.
Over the past decade the BTCC has grown in popularity due to the purity of the racing on offer.
In contrast to Formula One, the BTCC is extremely competitive, with every race in the 30 race season delivering action-packed high-speed action, bumps and crashes and unpredictable results.
The rules of the championship guarantee thrills and spills and promote overtaking. The grid for the first race is decided by Saturday’s qualifying session, the second determined by the finishing positions from race one, and the third based on a reversed grid.
With the top ten cars also having to carry success weight, every race is a real spectacle, full of white-knuckle racing and exciting overtaking manoeuvres throughout the laps.
In 2016 the championship had 12 different winners, with an unprecedented eight title contenders come the last round of the season at Brands Hatch.
The 2017 season is stronger and more exciting than ever, with a grid of 32 cars featuring former champions Gordon Shedden, Andrew Jordan, Matt Neal and Colin Turkington alongside young prodigies Tom Ingram, Jack Goff, and Ash Sutton showing their talent.
Watch them fight for fight for pole position and an extra championship point on Saturday before battling for top spot on the podium and maximum championship points the next day.
Nothing beats the sights and sounds of these turbo-charged 2.0 litre engines as the lights go out and the drivers jostle for position using any means necessary.
A coach break to the British Touring Car Championship provides great value for money with three BTCC races and no fewer than 16 races over the weekend courtesy of the Renault Clio Cup, the MSA Formula Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup and Ginetta Junior and Supercup.
It’s a great family day out for all ages too, with plenty of activities away from the track to keep little ones entertained. With access to the paddock all weekend you can get close to all the cars, and meet your favourite drivers during the free pit walk and autograph session.
At National Holidays we offer a selection of breaks to the British Touring Car Championship at some of the UK’s most prestigious circuits, including the home of British Motorsport, Silverstone.