Official 2012 BTCC calendar released

Next year’s British Touring Car Championship calendar has been announced, with Donington Park having finalised its April date.

The season will kick off on April 1 at the Brands Hatch circuit, with the Kent track opening and closing the 2012 season.

Nine circuits will again host the 10-round series, with the only change in round order being a swap between the Brands Hatch (2) and Silverstone meetings.

2012 BTCC calendar:

31 March-1 April         Brands Hatch
14-15 April              Donington Park
28-29 April              Thruxton
9-10 June                Oulton Park
23-24 June               Croft
11-12 August             Snetterton (300)
25-26 August             Knockhill
22-23 September          Rockingham
6-7 October              Silverstone
20-21 October            Brands Hatch