2024 has arrived, which means it’s already time to start looking forward to a new motorsport season with MSV. A wide range of events will take place at Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Cadwell Park this year, with further selected highlights at Circuito de Navarra in northern Spain.
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Bennetts BSB – including Circuito de Navarra’s series debut
The Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns in 2024 with no fewer than nine rounds at MSV venues. This includes a first ever visit to Spain, with an opening event at Circuito de Navarra on 20/21 April, which will be preceded by an Official Test.
The series returns to the UK for a triple-header at Oulton Park on 4/6 May, with Donington Park (17-19 May), Snetterton (5-7 July) and Brands Hatch (19-21 July) all hosting rounds as British Summer Time returns. Cadwell Park’s traditional summer party is back on 24-26 August ahead of the crucial final run towards the chequered flag with events at Oulton Park (13-15 September), Donington Park (27-29 September) and Brands Hatch (11-13 October).
Star riders to look out will include reigning champion Tommy Bridewell, who is set to defend the #1 plate with Honda after an intriguing off-season switch. Other big names to look out for will include Josh Brookes, Jason O’Halloran and Peter Hickman and all events will include a high quality support race programme.
International showpiece events
Both Brands Hatch and Donington Park will host flagship international events in 2024, with the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS and the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship both returning to British shores next summer.
World class drivers from across the globe will star when Europe’s premier GT championship returns to Kent for two hour-long races on 4/5 May, with prestige manufacturers including BMW, Mercedes-AMG, Ferrari, McLaren and Aston Martin amongst those likely to feature on the grid.
The 2024 WorldSBK season will arrive in the East Midlands with a new look on 12-14 July with several high profile riders on different machinery. This includes former champions Jonathan Rea and Toprak Razgatlioglu who have switched to Yamaha and BMW bikes respectively in the hunt to beat reigning champion Alvaro Bautista.
National motorsport highlights
MSV venues will host multiple rounds of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship this year, with Donington Park’s season opener on 27/28 April being followed by early season events at Brands Hatch (11/12 May), Snetterton (25/26 May) and Oulton Park (22/23 June). The BTCC will return to Donington Park for a height of summer event on 24/25 August whilst Brands Hatch hosts the series finale on 5/6 October.
Brands Hatch also hosts the Intelligent Money British GT Championship finale for the first time in many years on 28-29 September with the series also visiting Oulton Park (30 March and 1 April), Donington Park (25/26 May and 7/8 September) and Snetterton (13/14 July) throughout the year.
Other national championships visiting MSV venues will include the British Truck Racing Championship which visits Brands Hatch (31 March/1 April), Donington Park (10/11 August) and Snetterton (14/15 September) ahead of the Brands Hatch Trucks and Fireworks finale on 2/3 November.
On top of the established headline championships and series, MSV will run a selection of family-friendly festivals, catering for a wide variety of audiences and themes. These include American SpeedFest 11 at Brands Hatch on 8/9 June, which features headline action from the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series plus a dedicated SpeedFest Country music festival. Other themed events include fixtures dedicated to Italian and British cars, supercars, Fords, retro icons and more!
All of MSV’s UK race circuits will host major meetings with a historic focus in 2024. These include the Donington Historic Festival (4/5 May), the Cadwell Park Wolds Trophy (18/19 May), Masters Historic Festival at Brands Hatch (25/26 May), the Snetterton Classic (29/30 June) and Oulton Park’s signature Historic Gold Cup on 26-28 July.
Other major fixtures with a nostalgic focus will include Super Touring Power 2, featuring ‘90s saloon cars, at Brands Hatch on 29/30 June. There will also be multiple fixtures across the group hosted by the Historic Sports Car Club and Vintage Sports-Car Club.
Full season of action on two and four wheels
Beyond all that, there is club racing throughout the year, with Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Cadwell Park all hosting two and four wheel motorsport from March until November.
For full details about this year’s race calendar, click here.