UPDATED: Testing times
Testing ahead of the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is in full swing, with teams having already visited Portugal and Spain as well as a host of circuits on home soil as they ramp up preparations for this year’s 60th Anniversary campaign.
This week, BMR Racing and Power Maxed Racing are at Snetterton – starting today – with West Surrey Racing and Ciceley Motorsport making the trip to Norfolk tomorrow to enter the fray.
Ciceley will provisionally stay on there into Wednesday, and if indeed they do, the Lancashire squad will be joined by WIX Racing with Eurotech, Team Parker Racing, HMS Racing and Team HARD.
Aiden Moffat and Laser Tools Racing as well as HMS Racing are on track at Brands Hatch on Tuesday, with the week set to be rounded off with Motorbase lapping at Donington Park on Thursday, a PMR visit to Oulton Park on Friday alongside an AmD test at Snetterton before five teams head to Brands Hatch on 21 March for a pre-Season Launch group test. Motorbase, WSR, Halfords Yuasa Racing, Team Parker Racing and DUO Motorsport with HMS will all stretch their legs in Kent in readiness for Donington Park.
Season Launch at the Leicestershire venue, 27 March, incorporates the usual afternoon test session following a busy morning of media duties. This will be the first time in 2018 that every outfit will have the opportunity head out on track together.
Another official test day, new for 2018, arrives two days later at Brands Hatch, providing a similar chance for teams to get up to speed – with every outfit set to attend prior to the season opening rounds at the same venue just over a week later.