TRIO OF BTCC SUPPORT DATES CONFIRMED FOR LEGENDS’ 30TH SEASON
Back by popular demand, the all-action Legends Cars will again form part of the support package to the British Touring Car Championship in 2024 after organisers this morning (31st October) confirmed an outstanding calendar for the 30th anniversary season for the pocket rockets.
Having wowed the BTCC fans this year with appearances at three events with the UK’s premier motor racing category, the 5/8 scale chargers will appear alongside the touring cars at three more race meetings next year for the sophomore season of the Legends Cars Elite Cup.
Beginning its landmark 30th year of competition in Britain at the BTCC season-opener at Donington Park National Circuit in the East Midlands over the weekend 27th/28th April, the Legends Cars will then move on to Brands Hatch Indy Circuit in Kent with the BTCC for the event on 11th/12th May.
The third and final Elite Cup event will be as part of the BTCC’s annual trip north to Knockhill in Fife, taking place over the weekend 10th/11th August. As this year, the Elite Cup meetings will benefit from the first class live coverage provided to the BTCC by ITV Sport.
While a Champion will again be crowned at the culmination of the Scottish event, in a change to the past year’s action the Elite Cup won’t be a standalone series – points scored throughout the Elite Cup will also go towards determining the overall 2024 Legends Cars Champion.
In addition to the Elite Cup meetings, there are four other events which will comprise the full Legends Cars Championship next year – a 15 round season with 39 races, with early indications of packed grids once again.
Phil Cooper – Legends Cars Championship Owner: “After such an incredible time with the BTCC this year with the Elite Cup, we are absolutely delighted to be able to confirm the Legends Cars have again been invited to be part of the TOCA package for three events in 2024 – and especially with it being our 30th anniversary season. The opportunity to be alongside the BTCC, with all the exposure that brings with huge crowds and live coverage on ITV4, was one we wanted to grab with both hands. After such a successful first year for the Elite Cup we are elated to again have that opportunity for next season. It’s incredibly exciting to be starting our 30th year of racing with two back-to-back BTCC events, we simply cannot wait.”
Simon Belcher – Legends Cars Championship Co-Director: “When we brought Legends Cars to the BTCC support package, I knew it would be a hit with the fans with non-stop action from lights to flag. As an ex-BTCC racer, it is even more special to me we can have our series alongside the biggest championship in the UK for two years running now. It takes an incredible joint effort from the drivers, officials and organisers to hit the milestone of 30 years for the championship, which we should all be proud to be part of. I’m looking forward to an incredible 2024 and delivering even more action-packed racing.”
Alan Gow – BTCC Chief Executive: “We are pleased to be welcoming the Legends Cars Elite Cup back to the BTCC bill in 2024. The short, sharp and action-packed racing that the Legends Cars provide is in keeping with the BTCC itself, so it was little surprise that our loyal fanbase loved the addition of the Legends last season. Those in attendance at Donington, Brands and Knockhill will undoubtedly enjoy the closely fought racing again next year, as will the many more watching live on ITV Sport.”