BEST DAY OUT IN EAST ANGLIA
Snetterton’s HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) meeting this Sunday 13 July will offer arguably the most exciting value for money day out for the public across East Anglia in 2008.
That’s the view of Alan Gow who since taking charge of the BTCC in the early Nineties has turned it into a household name across the UK. Under his leadership the BTCC has become the Britain’s premier motor racing championship contested by the nation’s top race teams and drivers in front of live ITV4 cameras.
Snetterton, around half an hour east of Norwich on the A11 dual carriageway, stages the sixth of the BTCC’s ten race fixtures in 2008 that are held at race circuits around the country.
BTCC Series Director Gow commented: “I can’t think of another event in East Anglia that would appeal to such a large variety of people, whether they are motor sport enthusiasts or not.
“Snetterton’s pricing of the event is very attractive to families – it’s free for children aged 12 and under – and currently there are plenty of mums, dads and children on holiday around the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline. We’re talking less than an hour’s drive away for many.
“Certainly, it’s not uncommon for first-time visitors to become hooked by the BTCC’s noise, drama and spectacle – remember this is the likes of Jason Plato vs Matt Neal vs Fabrizio Giovanardi, among the best touring car drivers in the world, rubbing doorhandles at 140mph in racing versions of cars those mums and dads drive each day.
“Furthermore, our open paddock policy enables the crowds to actually rub shoulders with the stars of the show, unlike most other high-profile sports.
“The fact this is the BTCC’s only visit to the region in 2008 also makes it unmissable for many of our fans from across the area. In addition, the work that has been done on the A11 that runs right past Snetterton’s entrance now makes the circuit very easy to access.
“Bear in mind as well that, after a six-week break, all the drivers know how important a good set of results will be… things could get quite frantic for the crowds. We look forward to seeing them at Snetterton this Sunday.”
Adult race day tickets can still be purchased for as little as £22.00 via the Snetterton website snetterton.co.uk or by calling the ticket hotline 0870 950 9000. The BTCC races three times on the day while a variety of supporting categories mean 12 races in total are in store for the public to savour.