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TOCA to run BTCC until 2026

TOCA will remain in control of the British Touring Car Championship until the end of 2026 after an extended deal was confirmed Motorsport UK, the governing body of UK motorsport.

TOCA’s existing deal to act as organiser and promoter of the series runs until 2022 but contained an option to extend if for a further five years.

Given the ‘continued success and profile of the series’, the decision has been take to extend the deal ahead of schedule, ensuring long-term stability for all parties involved.

“It’s important for the long-term stability of the BTCC for us to be able to confirm that we will continue to operate this great Championship until at least the end of 2026,” series chief executive Alan Gow said.

“This enables us to now embark on firm planning and making those extended commitments – including the introduction of hybrid energy – that are vital to ensure the continued growth of this fantastic championship.”

David Richards, the chairman of Motorsport UK, was delighted to confirm the extended deal.

“The British Touring Car Championship is one of the best-loved and most successful Championships in the world, let alone the UK, with packed grids, high profile manufacturer support, live television coverage and crowds of up to 40,000 attending every event,” he said.

“TOCA has done an exceptional job in organising and promoting the Championship, which continues to deliver exceptional, action-packed racing at circuits throughout the UK. Motorsport UK is delighted to be extending its agreement with them until at least 2026.”