TOCA alter tyre regulations
GP track takes summer date with Indy circuit hosting season finale
The two scheduled 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship events at Brands Hatch will now switch layouts, whilst Series Organiser TOCA has also taken the decision to remove the option tyre for the duration of the season.
The famous Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit will now host Rounds 4, 5 and 6 on 8/9 August, with the legendary layout getting a traditional summer date for the first time in the BTCC since 1996.
Whilst the general race weekend schedule remains unchanged, a series of practical and operational changes have been tweaked with the 14/15 November finale to now take place on the Indy layout, in order for the timetable to have more flexibility within the shorter daylight hours on that date.
During a recent teams’ meeting it has also been agreed to delete the Goodyear option tyre for 2020 – the medium compound now to be used at all events, with the exception of Thruxton where the hard compound will be utilised.
Given the regularity of back-to-back events, added workloads and the potential of reduced staffing in the now condensed campaign, it was agreed that such a decision would further aid teams during these challenging and busy times