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ASI 2019: MSV’s things to look forward to

Wednesday, January 16 2019

The motor racing season rumbled a little closer last week, when the Autosport International show returned at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre, bringing with it a taste of what awaits us in 2019. Attendees were treated to appearances from glamorous racing cars, plus some of the biggest name in the sport, and we took note of the biggest things on show to look forward to at our circuits.

 

 

 

W Series - new for 2019!

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One of the most talked about single-seater racing championships, W Series' maiden season will conclude at Brands Hatch in support of the DTM German touring cars at Brands Hatch on 10-11 August. The championship aims to help boost the profile of numerous talented female racing drivers and act as a feeder to the planet's top championships, including F1.

F1. The female only racing series backed by former F1 driver David Coulthard has a total prize pot of $1.5million up for grabs with $500,000 awarded to the overall winner, with the championship coming to a close on the legendary full Grand Prix circuit. 

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series - tweaked for 2019!

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Brands Hatch's American SpeedFest 7 is set to be a weekend of super-sized entertainment with a huge on-track line-up, headlined by the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series on 1-2 June. The NASCAR element of the event has evolved for this year, with teams benefitting from a new aero package, three-way adjustable suspension, and a new tyre supply deal with General Tire.

On-track action is set to be closer and more competitive than ever before with ELITE 1 NWES races to be extended slightly - there will be four NASCAR races in total at American SpeedFest 7.

Take advantage of our earlybird ticket offer which includes a FREE grandstand ticket and VIP gridwalk pass, only available until 31 January at www.speedfest.co.uk

New look for 2019 - Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship

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MSV circuits will host no fewer than five rounds of the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, with unmissable action throughout the season. In addition to a new title sponsor, the championship will feature an exciting mix of experienced campaigners and new driver line-ups.

Reigning champions Team BMW and Colin Turkington will return, whilst Toyota returns to the championship as works team with last year's runner-up Tom Ingram. Brands Hatch's local team Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher has unveiled a driver line-up of Tom Chilton and Ollie Jackson.

A number of teams unveiled their new liveries for the season at Autosport International, including Ciceley Motorsport (Mercedes A-Class), Trade Price Cars Racing (Audi S3), and Cobra Sport AmD (Honda Civic). 

British GT - more to look forward to in 2019!

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There will be more British GT Championship action than previously to look forward to at MSV's circuits in 2019, with the traditional rounds at Oulton Park, Snetterton, and Brands Hatch joined on the calendar by not one, but two rounds at Donington Park.

The championship was represented at Autosport International by the Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Team Parker Racing, to be piloted by Nick Jones and Scott Malvern. This stunning machine is representative of a stunning grid which will include mouth-watering machines from manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Porsche, McLaren, Bentley, BMW, and much more. 

This year's series kicks into action at Oulton Park on 20-22 April with tickets now on sale for all MSV rounds.

British Truck Racing - sill big, still exciting, and back in 2019!

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British Truck Racing will be back at MSV's circuits again throughout 2019, providing the best heavyweight action as 1000bhp beasts go head-to-head. Don't miss out on super-sized entertainment with these five-tonne trucks headline major events including Donington Park's Convoy in the Park and the end-of-season Trucks and Fireworks spectacular at Brands Hatch.

British Truck Racing events have cemented themselves as firm family favourites, blending novelty on-track action with huge truck displays, truck parades, kids entertainment and much more!

Historics - the future is bright for classic motorsport!

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A wide range of historic racing events take place across MSV circuits drawing some of the most iconic racing cars to the track to celebrate the early days of motoring.

The Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) will be on hand to provide some of the best action classic action, and the club begins a new era this year with the installation of Andy Dee-Crowne as its new CEO.

Historic highlights at MSV circuits include the Donington Historic Festival, Masters Historic Festival at Brands Hatch, and the Oulton Park Gold Cup.

Check out our full calendar of motorsport events this year by clicking here, with many tickets on sale now.