OPEN LETTER TO OUR FANS
Ahead of this weekend’s final 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship event at Brands Hatch, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank our fans for your fantastic and unrivalled support throughout this unprecedented year.
For the first time in the BTCC’s illustrious 62-year history, we have competed without the tens of thousands of spectators lining the banks and filling the grandstands of the wonderful circuits that we visit up and down the country, but we have truly felt your enthusiasm and support in so many other ways.
We hoped to see your return at some point during this 2020 campaign, but as we now know that simply wasn’t possible.
But thanks to the extensive and unrivalled live television coverage from our friends at ITV, and indeed the power of social media, we are proud to have still provided you with the same superb action and entertainment that you have come to expect. The fact that we will get 100% of our revised calendar completed was in no small part to the huge levels of support from you, which continues to inspire our teams and drivers to put on the best show possible under very different and difficult circumstances.
The health of our nation, and indeed the world, is of unparalleled importance – so hopefully our racing has helped lift the spirits of our hundreds of thousands of viewers watching each event.
The BTCC is just not the same without its fans and we cannot wait to see you trackside again with us. That time will come of course, but for now, we have to appreciate there is a bigger cause that requires our attention and patience. We acknowledge once again the incredible work being carried out by key workers, including NHS staff and carers, whose collective sacrifice is beyond words.
We also salute the enthusiasm, determination and professionalism shown by our teams, drivers, staff, officials, marshals, volunteers and everyone involved in what has been an extremely exciting BTCC season.
But this particular message is specifically for you – our fans – as the BTCC just would not be the series it is without you.
So, for one final time this year, we will go racing in your absence, but we will endeavour to provide outstanding entertainment and sporting drama for you all to enjoy.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show because together WE ARE THE BTCC!