The History Of Croft Circuit (And Some Fun Facts) - The Next BTCC Race Track

On the 15th and 16th of June, the fourth BTCC event of the year will take place at Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire. We can’t believe it’s already been 2 months since the first race at Brandshatch!

We thought we’d look at some interesting facts about Croft and some of the great events that have been held there over the years as we build up to the next BTCC weekend.

Did you know?

In the early 2000s, an official complaint was upheld by local residents over the loud noises from the racing car engines. But, as compensation, Croft gave out a number of free tickets to the residents and they still hand them out to this day.

Croft has been staging major races since 1996. Events such as BTCC, Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain and Renault Clio Cup have been held there for many years, just to name a few. The circuit itself stretches just over 2 miles (3.4km) and is based on the lands of an ex-airfield.

Crofts circuit history dates all the way back to the 1940s. In 1948, our friends over at Darlington & District Motor Club began organising events for cars and motorcycles. By 1950, the circuit was approved by the Royal Automobile Club and a full calendar of events was organised for the course.

We can’t wait to see what BTCC has in store for us at Croft in the next couple of weeks. Will you be there? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook.