ANOTHER great year of motor racing beckons at Rockingham this season following the announcement of the Northamptonshire circuit provisional race calendar for 2018.
Motorsport fans have a total of 18 events to look forward to at the venue between March and December, including the first 24-hour races and evening meetings to be held at Rockingham since opening its doors in 2001.
The British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) will be holding not one, but two, C1 Racing Club 24-hour endurance races at Rockingham this year. It’s not only the maiden visit of the championship to the circuit but also the first time the organisation has staged such events in the UK.
The sound of the awesome Pickup Truck Championship will again be reverberating around the famous Rockingham Oval this season. The American-style racers will be running for the first time in the evening, as part of the BARC programme.
There will be two races of the Rockingham Championship on June 16 and August 4. This will culminate in a Grand Final on September 22/23, which also sees the return of Truxx Factor Show, running alongside it. In total the Pickup Trucks will feature at four of the six BARC race meetings scheduled at Rockingham.
The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship leads the action on four wheels and will again be the headline the race calendar when it returns in the summer. The popular tin-top series visits Rockingham over the weekend of August 11/12.
In April (28/29), the high-performance teams from the British GT Championship return with the support of the rising stars of the BRDC F3 Championship. This meeting always brings more than a touch of glamour to the track showcasing some of the world’s exotic supercars.
BARC opens the circuit’s club racing action on April 14/15, while the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) is pencilled in for two visits on June 23/24 and September 15/16. Completing the club line-up are 750 Motor Club Car Racing (June 9/10) and MotorSport Vision Racing (September 29/30).
For those who prefer their sporting action on two wheels, the NORASPORT British Supermoto & Superlite Championship will be back at Rockingham over the weekend of October 27/28. The Rockingham Stages Rally will again bring down the curtain on another season on December 1/2.
Rockingham 2018 Race Calendar
March 25 BARC Midland Sprint
April 14/15 BARC Saloon & Sports Car Racing
April 28/29 British GT Championship & BRDC F3 Championships
May 12/13 BARC & C1 Championship 24Hr Race
May 19 Caterham Academy Sprint
June 09/10 750 Motor Club Car Racing
June 16 BARC Feat Pickup Truck Championship Evening Races
June 23/24 BRSCC Saloon & Sports Car Racing
August 4 BARC Feat Pickup Truck Championship Evening Races
Aug 11/12 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
August 19 Midlands Automobile Club Sprint
Sept 01/02 BARC & C1 Championship 24Hr Race
Sept 15/16 BRSCC Saloon & Sports Car Racing
Sept 22/23 BARC Feat Pickup Truck Grand Final & Truxx Show
Sept 29/30 MotorSport Vision Racing Saloon & Sports Car
Oct 20 BARC Midland Sprint
Oct 27/28 British Supermoto Championship
Dec 01/02 Rockingham Stages Rally
Rockingham prides itself on providing access to all motorsport fans, and aults who are registered disabled can apply for a complimentary* admission ticket for their carer, while children aged 15 and under get in FREE.
Advance tickets can be purchased either online at www.rockingham.co.uk or via the ticket hotline on 01536 500500, option 1. For more information visit the race events page on the Rockingham website.