• Rhonan Colquhoun

BTCC is very accessible, according to recent polls

Despite being one of the oldest motor-racing championships in the world, the British Touring Car Championship is still relevant and accessible, according to recent polls.


25/01/21


A recent Facebook and Twitter poll of fans of the British Touring Car Championship shows that the majority of them have attended at least one race meeting.

With an all-round great support package of series such as the British F4, Porsche Carrera Cup GB and the Ginetta GT4 Supercup, fans of the Championship are treated to hours of non-stop action.


Recent attendance figures from 2019 show that trackside crowds were still very high with 30,000 to 40,000 fans in attendance each race meeting.


British Touring Car fan, Chris Marsden, is a loyal fan of the sport.

He said: "I have attended three or four weekends in a year and have done so consistently since 2000."

Depending on what circuit fans visit, entry prices may vary but the one thing that is certain is that children aged 15 and under can attend free of charge which makes it suitable for families.


Of the ten circuits the championship visits, the offer of camping is available but the majority of fans seemingly opt to go for the “General Admission Ticket” which is available on both Saturday and Sunday.


Ticket prices on Sunday, when the three main BTCC races take place over the course of the day, range from £20 to £45 for adults with “Family Admission” tickets from about £60 to £90.


A very small portion of fans have not had the chance to attend a British Touring Car race meeting and have instead relied on the excellent free to air coverage provided by ITV4 which has seen huge growth in the past couple of years with eight hours of coverage on Sunday’s.


This small portion of fans said they had not attended a BTCC event before but would like to in the future.


Motorsport fan, Aaron Collins, has yet to see the championship in action.

He said: "Going to see the BTCC is definitely on my bucket list."

The 2021 Season is planned to go ahead with the first race meeting of the championship taking place at Thruxton on the 9th of May.



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