The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) will mark its 60th anniversary with a special double-length race at Snetterton next summer.
The third race at the Norfolk circuit on Sunday 29 July will be an extended 60-mile contest, with all cars competing without any success ballast and with double championship points on offer.
There will be a separate qualifying session on Saturday 28 July for this showpiece race, with all cars qualifying at their base weights. Qualifying for the other two races will take place separately, with success ballast applied to frontrunning competitors as normal.
The BTCC traditionally uses Snetterton’s 2.9689-mile ‘300’ circuit layout, so a 60-mile event would comprise approximately 20 laps, in contrast to the 12-lap contests that were scheduled at this year’s visit to the track.
The 2018 season will still comprise 30 races across ten weekends, with all other races following the regular format, as per recent seasons.