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Provisional 2012 BTCC Dates Released

British Touring Car Championship, Donington Park (Photo Credit: Chris Gurton Photography)

British Touring Car Championship, Donington Park (Photo Credit: Chris Gurton Photography)

Next year's British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) calendar will again include ten race weekends each with three races, the provisional dates reveal.

As well as the structure, the general look of the calendar also remains familiar. As this season the 2012 campaign starts on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit (March 31-April 1), before visiting the same eight tracks as in previous years before ending on the GP track at the Kent venue (October 20-21). The longer Brands Hatch layout also hosted the final races of the 2009 season.

The series will return to the longer Snetterton 300 layout (August 11-12), the Norfolk track once more the first race of the second half of the season, with Knockhill, Rockingham and Silverstone following before the finale.

Though the current provisional calendar does not include Donington Park, a round at the East Midlands track is expected to be confirmed in the next few weeks.

Provisional 2012 British Touring Car Championship calendar

March 31-April 1 – Brands Hatch (Indy)
April 28-29 – Thruxton
June 9-10 – Oulton Park (Island)
June 23-24 – Croft
August 11-12 – Snetterton (300)
August 25-26 ¬- Knockhill
September 22-23 – Rockingham
October 6-7 – Silverstone
October 20-21 – Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)