Snetterton’s 2012 race events calendar has been released, with over 35 events covering cars and bikes, starting on 10 March.
The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship makes its annual visit to Snetterton on 25-27 May, racing on the 3 mile 300 circuit, as Tommy Hill continues his title defence. There have been big changes amongst the top teams, including a switch to Kawasaki for Shakey Byrne, plus big new signings, including World Superbike legend Noriyuki Haga, Grand Prix winner Anthony West and World Endurance Champion Freddy Foray. Predicting a winner this year is almost impossible!
The British F3/GT Championships and the British Touring Car Championship bookend a speed week in Norfolk, providing a great start to August (4/5 & 11/12). Both will race on the new 300 circuit, with its elevated spectator banks offering superb panoramic views. The 300 and 200 configurations will both be utilised by the expanded Modified Live event on 22-23 September.
Meanwhile a big new event debuts at the circuit in July. The MSA Superkart British Grand Prix, one of only three motorsport events in the UK to hold the title, will take place over the weekend of 14-15 July, and is a joint headline event with the CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship. Completing a summer of great racing, the traditional Citroen 2CV 24 Hour will return for the August bank holiday weekend.
Fans of historic racing will have much to celebrate too, with the Vintage Motor Cycle and Vintage Sports Car festivals on 16-17 June and 30 September respectively. Much of the machinery competing dates back to the pre-war era and is rarely seen driven in anger!
Snetterton 2012 season highlights:
- Fri 25-Sun 27 May MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship (300)
- Sat 16-Sun 17 Jun Vintage Motor Cycle Festival (200)
- Sat 14-Sun 15 Jul MSA Superkart British Grand Prix (300)
- Sat 4-Sun 5 Aug British F3/GT Championships (300)
- Sat 11-Sun 12 Aug Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (300)
- Sat 25-Sun 26 Aug Citroen 2CV 24 Hour
- Sat 22-Sun 23 Sep Modified Live
- Sun 30 Sep Vintage Sports Car Festival (200)