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Fans to be welcomed back for Snetterton

Fans will be welcomed back trackside to watch the British Touring Car Championship in person for the first time since the 2019 season finale when the series heads to Snetterton next month.

Spectators were banned from attending events throughout the 2020 season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the 2021 opening round at Thruxton also being run behind closed doors.

Although it was hoped that fans would be able to attend the Snetterton meeting after it was shifted back to a date in early June, that has now been confirmed after the government revealed that the UK will move to the next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown from next week.

That means a ban on spectators attending sporting events, aside from those granted test status, will be lifted – with a limited number of fans now being allowed.

Snetterton’s BTCC meeting – on the weekend of 12-13 June – will be permitted to welcome up to 4,000 spectators per day, with access only permitted to those who have purchased tickets in advance.

A range of COVID-19 safety measures will be put in place – as found here – whilst the paddock areas will be off limits.

It is expected – although not yet confirmed – that the restriction on spectator numbers will be lifted in time for round three at Brands Hatch on the weekend of 26/27 June.