The British Touring Car Championship seems to be getting more and more popular, with crowds larger each year. I went to the last round of the 2014 championship at Brands Hatch, which was a busy weekend, and more recently to the media day for the current series, which was impressively busy for a mid week event. Last weekend saw the BTCC at Donington 2015 with the usual collection of support races, including Ginettas, the Renault UK Clio Cup and the new MSA Formula series, as well of course as the main event. The increased popularity has seen an increase in the televised coverage of the series, and there were plenty of media to be seen.
Donington’s pits are set up so that spectators can get close to the action, and in addition, there were pit walks where fans could meet the drivers and the teams.
As well as plenty of action around the circuit, there was no shortage of action on the track too, through the various sessions that made up the weekend.
Plenty of action already here at #Donington. #BTCC A photo posted by Mark Haggan (@markhaggan) on
As normal, there were free practice sessions, qualifying and then three races for the BTCC teams, and being early in the series, it was an opportunity for fans to see the new teams for 2015, as well as the new cars and drivers.
I had Xander with me, and he enjoyed himself. He was keen to see who would be taking the number one parking position after each of the races….
BTCC is always a great season to watch, and of course, this year was no different. I’m sure that there will be plenty more exciting races to watch as the season continues. Here are a few photos from the weekend, I hope that you like them.