Croft Circuit is preparing itself for a blockbuster season of racing in 2019 after unveiling a bumper calendar made up of 17 events.
Following on from an action-packed 2018 season which saw capacity crowds flock through the gates, the North Yorkshire venue is already gearing up for the New Year with the likes of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship set to take centre stage.
Darlington & District Motor Club’s Jack Frost Rally will kick off the new motorsport season on February 17 before attention switches to two wheels and the North East Motorcycle Racing Club in late March.
A variety of British Automobile Racing Club championships will descend on Croft in mid-April before Easter Monday plays host to a special Spring Sprint event – the perfect tonic to cap off the Bank Holiday weekend.
The British Racing & Sports Car Club and the Darlington & District Motor Club will headline proceedings in May before the 750 Motor Club makes its one and only visit to the venue at the start of June.
Croft’s flagship event of the year will come on June 15/16 as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship makes its annual visit for three titanic races, playing host to rounds 10, 11 & 12 of the season.
Early July will see the British Racing & Sports Car Club return before the Ferrari Challenge UK makes its eagerly-anticipated first visit to the track. As summer continues to unfold, the action shows no signs of relenting at Croft as the Historic & Sports Car Club will take fans on a spirited trip down memory lane on August 3/4 as part of the popular annual Nostalgia Festival.
Darlington & District Motor Club’s third and final visit to Croft will take place on August 17/18 before the edge-of-the-seat, sideways thrills from the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship will be showcased on September 8.
There is a return by the British Automobile Racing Club too in September before No Limits Bike Racing and the season finale of the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship brings the curtain down on what should be a memorable year for Croft.
There is still action to look forward to this year when the annual Swift Signs & Shirts Christmas Stages Rally will take place as usual but instead of being held on its traditional date in between Christmas and New Year, this year’s event is slightly earlier on Sunday 16th December.
Organised by Northallerton Automobile Club, the format remains as eight stages totalling around 45 miles around various routes of the racetrack and access roads with the final couple of stages running into darkness. Most of the 90 starting places have already been filled including seven-times winner Kevin Procter from nearby Leeming (Ford Fiesta WRC) who will be up against the likes of local stunt ace Paul Swift (Ford Escort Mk2) and Le Mans 24 Hour winner Guy Smith (Ford Fiesta R5).
And don’t forget that a quick visit to the official website could solve some of your Christmas and indeed birthday gift ideas with loads of different driving experiences, season passes and advance tickets for the major meetings, all of which are available online by visiting www.croftcircuit.co.uk or by calling the office on 01325 721815
2019 Croft Circuit Calendar
February 17 – Jack Frost Rally
March 23/24 – North East Motorcycle Racing Club
April 13/14 – British Automobile Racing Club
April 22 – Easter Monday Spring Sprint Meeting
May 4/5 – British Racing & Sports Car Club
May 18/19 – Darlington & District Motor Club
June 1/2 – 750 Motor Club
June 15/16 – Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
July 6/7 – British Racing & Sports Car Club
July 20/21 – Ferrari Challenge UK
August 3/4 – Historic & Sports Car Club
August 17/18 – Darlington & District Motor Club
September 8 – Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship
September 21/22 – British Automobile Racing Club
October 12/13 – No Limits Bike Racing
October 27 – Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship
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Picture attached: The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship returns to Croft for 2019.