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Donington Park to host 2017 Season Launch

The 2017 Dunlop MSA British Touring Championship Season Launch will take place at Donington Park on 16 March, after an agreement was reached between Britain’s premier motor sport series and the Leicestershire circuit for a fifth successive year.

Traditionally the final entry list is confirmed at the annual event, as well as the hosting of a press conference, TV filming, official photography and driver interviews.

The full ‘class of 2017’ will be introduced to the gathered media in Donington Park’s Paddock Suite, which has provided the perfect backdrop for the event since 2013.

An official four-hour pre-season test will also take place on the day, with fans being welcomed to the venue FREE of charge for their first glimpse of the cars and stars ahead of the new campaign.

This announcement completes the full 2017 BTCC calendar, with the race dates having previously been confirmed in June of this year.

Christopher Tate, Managing Director of Donington Park, said: “Everyone at Donington Park enjoys the annual BTCC Season Launch event, as it really kicks each new race season into gear. We are all proud that this annual launch has found its home at Donington. It’s a reminder also of this circuit’s superb transport connections, allowing the teams and drivers, the officials, the media and of course the public to experience their first taste of BTCC each year.

“The launch provides the first chance to see new cars, drivers, teams and liveries in action. We enjoy planning this event and working with Alan Gow and the TOCA team to ensure the event runs smoothly and leads into a great 2017 race season, for the BTCC and for Donington Park.”

2017 BTCC Season Launch:

16 March                                                                  Donington Park

2017 BTCC Calendar:

Rounds,          Date,                                                Circuit, County

1,2,3,               Sat 1/Sun 2 April,                         Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent

4,5,6,               Sat 15/Sun 16 April,                    Donington Park, Leicestershire

7,8,9,               Sat 6/Sun 7 May,                          Thruxton, Hampshire

10,11,12,         Sat 20/Sun 21 May,                   Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire

13,14,15,         Sat 10/Sun 11 June,                   Croft, North Yorkshire

16,17,18,         Sat 29/Sun 30 July,                     Snetterton, Norfolk

19,20,21,         Sat 12/Sun 13 August,              Knockhill, Fife

22,23,24,         Sat 26/Sun 27 August,              Rockingham, Northamptonshire

25,26,27,         Sat 16/Sun 17 September,       Silverstone, Northamptonshire

28,29,30,         Sat 30/Sun 1 October,                Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent

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