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British Truck Racing at Brands Hatch delayed so supporters can attend while the British Superbikes and British Touring Car Championship could also be rearranged

The British Truck Racing Championship will visit Brands Hatch two months later than first scheduled to allow spectators to attend.

Brands was set to host the popular event on the weekend of April 10/11 but after the government revealed their roadmap out of lockdown organisers decided to rethink the date of the meeting. It will now take place on the weekend of June 5/6.

British Truck Racing Championship date moved so fans can hopefully attend at Brands Hatch Picture: Simon Hildrew
British Truck Racing Championship date moved so fans can hopefully attend at Brands Hatch Picture: Simon Hildrew

Non-elite events can be staged infront of limited spectators from April 17 but elite events such as the British Truck Championship cannot be attended by spectators until May 17, at the earliest.

The rescheduled truck racing event came following discussions between BARC (British Automobile Racing Club) and MSV - the circuit owners.

A Brands statement said: "The BARC has been working closely with the championships that were due to attend the Brands Hatch event in April and it is hoped that all will be able to join the rearranged meeting in June.

"We appreciate the inconvenience and disruption that this will cause to existing plans, but we are grateful for everyone's understanding at this challenging time."

Spectators at non-elite race events will be welcome from Saturday, April 17, in compliance with Covid-secure guidance issued by government.

Access to all working areas such as the paddocks, pit lanes and garages will be limited to competitors and officials. Ticket sales will be limited and must be purchased in advance for the time being.

The circuit say they will have a range of physical distancing measures in place across the site, including grandstands, while the 'rule of six' will be enforced.

For elite-level events, which also includes the British Touring Cars and British Superbikes, discussions are taking place over what the capacity limit will be at Brands.

MSV said: "Our priority is for as many fans to safely attend these events as possible.

"Consequently, BSB and BTCC events due to take place during this stage of the roadmap process could be rescheduled. The outcome of our discussions with the DCMS will determine this."

The British Touring Car Championship is currently scheduled at Brands on June 12/13 and the British Superbike Championship on the weekend of July 24.

The Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS round at Brands Hatch has been postponed until later in the 2021 season. That had been due to take place on May 1/2.

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