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Snetterton unveils calendar highlights for 60th anniversary year

Monday, January 17 2011

2011 is an historic year for Snetterton circuit, marking both its 60th anniversary as a motorsport venue and the launch of its new '300' circuit layout. To celebrate, circuit owner MotorSport Vision (MSV) has revealed a busy calendar of two and four wheel race meetings, including hosting four of the UKs leading national championships.

The Norfolk racetrack is currently in the final stages of a multi-million pound redevelopment to create a new 2.99 mile multi-configuration circuit, and a quartet of championships have confirmed that they will race on the longest configuration, the 300, in 2011.

The first major event to take place on the 300 circuit is a double headline encounter from the British F3 and GT Championships in May, bringing together an exciting combination of multi-million pound supercars and rising single seater stars. This will be followed by the UK's most popular car racing series, the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, in August.

Two wheel fans can receive their motorsport fix when the riders of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, the UK's premier domestic bike championship, tackle the 300 layout for the first time in July.

Another event that will make its 300 circuit debut in 2011 is the Lotus Festival, featuring racing and demonstrations from modern and classic Lotus machinery. Impressive crowds attended last year's event, which included the UK public debut of the Lotus T127 F1 car, a unique collection of Team Lotus Grand Prix cars and appearances from Formula One drivers Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen.

Other highlights this season include the Citroen 2CV 24 Hour race over August Bank Holiday weekend, the Modified Live performance car show in September and a new Ma5da 12 hour 'into the night' race in November.

Jamie Hopper, Snetterton Circuit Manager, said: "2011 is an important year for Snetterton and we're particularly excited about the launch of our new 300 circuit, which will provide new challenges for drivers and increased excitement and viewing opportunities for spectators. With another busy calendar ahead, we hope to see plenty of fans enjoying our new track and its facilities this season."

The full calendar, including all national and club events will be unveiled soon.

2011 Snetterton season highlights calendar*

19/20 March - MSVR Season Starter
14/15 May - British F3 and GT Championships
11/12 June - The HSCC Snetterton 3 hour race
25/26 June - Lotus Festival
2/3 July - MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship
6/7 August - Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
27/28 August - Citroen 2CV 24 hour endurance race
25 September - Modified Live
12 November - Ma5da 12 hour 'into the night' race

*provisional

To find out more about 2011 race meetings at Snetterton and to purchase event tickets and season passes call 0843 453 1000 or click the link below.