Fans enjoy the non-stop BTCC action in the Oulton Park sunshine
A record crowd turned out in force for this weekend's HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) event at Oulton Park.
More than 35,000 fans flocked to the Cheshire circuit over the two days with 30,000 attending on Sunday alone, an increase of over 20% on last year. Organisers were delighted with the figures that further underline the strength of the BTCC as the UK's most popular motor racing series.
The figures are a record for a touring car event at any MotorSport Vision circuit since MSV took over Oulton Park, Brands Hatch, Snetterton and Cadwell Park in 2004. They also represent the biggest BTCC crowd at any venue for a decade.
The BTCC's pitlane walkabout is always hugely popular
Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of MotorSport Vision, said:
"We are thrilled that the North West public has been able to enjoy a full weekend of the very best non-stop motor racing action. The BTCC package really understands what the fans want and there is a real momentum developing around the championship."
Alan Gow, BTCC Series Director, said:
"MSV has done a great job marketing this event and we are delighted to have broken all the records for attendances. It's been a great day of racing, so I'm sure everyone will be back next year when we come to Oulton Park over the second May Bank Holiday."