The British Automobile Racing Club can confirm that it will assume the role of promoters and administrators of the British Truck Racing Association Championship with immediate effect.
Promoted by TruckSport for the past two seasons, the championship was unable to mutually agree terms after extensive negotiations, therefore leaving the BARC to make the decision to bring the task of pushing the BTRA forward in-house.
Drew Furlong, BARC Chief Operating Officer, said: “Since the 2017 championship finished at Brands Hatch in November we have been busy behind the scenes putting in place extensive plans for the 2018 season.
“Competitors, teams and suppliers can look forward to exciting announcements in the coming days and weeks which will enable the championship to continue its spectacular growth and appeal to the thousands of spectators who attend the spectacular truck racing events around the UK.”
Keith Sims, British Truck Racing Association Chairman, added: “The BTRA committee have always wanted to see truck racing flourish in the UK and having been party to the exciting plans being developed by the BARC, we are wholeheartedly behind the decision for the BARC to take charge of the championship.
The 2018 season will see the series cover the length and breadth of the UK as well as descending overseas to the iconic Nurburgring. The forthcoming campaign kicks off during the Easter bank holiday weekend at Brands Hatch.
April 1/2 - Brands Hatch
April 21/22 - Pembrey
June 30/July 1 - Nurburgring
July 7/8 - Thruxton
July 21/22 - Donington Park
September 8/9 - Snetterton
October 13/14 - Pembrey
November 3/4 - Brands Hatch