BTCC title battle speeds into Croft for blockbuster weekend

08 Oct 20

Croft Circuit welcomes the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship to North Yorkshire this weekend (October 10/11) for what is shaping up to be a blockbuster event which will undoubtedly prove crucial in determining who will be crowned 2020 champion.

Approaching the business end of what has been an unprecedented season, the battle to lift the most coveted prize in UK motorsport is set to only further intensify around the 2.13-mile venue with three contests headlining the action.

Unfortunately, as has been the case at all BTCC events this year, Croft will stage Britain’s premier race series behind closed doors and without spectators.

Laser Tools Racing’s Ashley Sutton leads the field heading into the seventh meeting of the season and the Infiniti Q50 driver will be keen to extend his slender four-point advantage around a venue that has proven to be a happy hunting ground for him down the years.

Hot on the heels of the 2017 champion is four-time reigning title holder Colin Turkington. In the mix for a record-breaking fifth crown, the Team BMW has found himself in a sensational duel with his rear-wheel-drive adversary that has put fans on the edge of their seats.

Between them, the pair have scored a combined 16 victories at Croft down the years and both will be tipped as favourites to add to their sensational winning streaks once more this weekend.

Yorkshireman Dan Cammish will be looking to make home advantage count as he bids to close the gap on the top two whilst the title battle isn’t out of reach for Tom Ingram and Rory Butcher either.

With all five drivers still firmly in the hunt for the title, every point is crucial; with yet more twists and turns undoubtedly lying around every corner too.

Elsewhere on the grid, notable names to look out for include other home hero Senna Proctor, Josh Cook, Tom Chilton, Matt Neal, Tom Oliphant and Adam Morgan - to name but a few.

It won’t just be the BTCC that takes centre stage over the course of the weekend either, with a bumper bill of support championship races scheduled to play out.

The Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship, Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Quaife Mini Challenge Trophy, Porsche Sprint Challenge GB and F4 British Championship certified by FIA - powered by Ford EcoBoost have delivered spellbinding entertainment throughout the season so far and that only looks set to continue.

Live coverage of Sunday’s action will be broadcast on ITV4, starting from 11:30, and fans can get the full race day experience despite not being trackside by downloading the BTCC Digital Programme for free.

To view more information ahead of this weekend’s race meeting, including links to the event timetable and live commentary and timing, click here.