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MotorSport Vision set to allow fan access from 11 July

MotorSport Vision has announced that it will allow fans to attend race events at its circuits from 11 July.

MSV, headed by former racer Jonathan Palmer, operates five circuits across the UK – four of which feature on the British Touring Car Championship calendar.

In a statement, MSV revealed that races would be open to fans ‘with reduced capacities’ and with a number of special measures in place.

These include no access to the paddock area and a ban on overnight camping at venues ‘until at least the end of July’.

Tickets will only be available in advance and not for sale on the day, although no numbers have been revealed.

The BTCC season is due to kick of at Donington Park in early August.

“In line with latest government guidance, MotorSport Vision (MSV) is very pleased to announce that day visitors will be able to attend race meetings at its circuits from Saturday 11 July onwards,” the statement read.

“All five venues (Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Oulton Park, Cadwell Park and Snetterton) will initially reopen with reduced capacities, and a range of hygiene and social distancing measures will be in place to ensure that visits are safe and enjoyable.

“In order to comply with guidance from the relevant motorsport authorities, visitors will not be able to access the paddock and pit lane for the time being, and no overnight stays will be permitted until at least the end of July (other than for competitors). To guarantee admission you must purchase tickets in advance or be in possession of a valid season or resident’s pass.”

With the re-opening to fans only being applicable to race meetings, the upcoming two-day Goodyear tyre test at Snetterton will remain behind closed doors.