Finally! An early Easter sees the long awaited return of the BTCC, with media day done and dusted the series moves straight on 10 days later to the Indy Circuit at Brands Hatch for rounds 1,2 and 3 of the ’15 campaign on Easter weekend before heading back to Donington later in the month, those who can’t be trackside should tune into ITV4 for all the action (and Carwitter for the reaction!)
Also making it’s long awaited 2015 debut is the World Endurance Championship a week after the BTCC on the 10th, 11th, and 12th April at Silverstone where Toyotas’ Anthony Davidson will be looking to get his title defence off to a good start.
Audi, as ever will be strong where Porsche will be looking to build on their Interlagos victory at the end of ’14.
Let’s not forget Nissan make their LMP1 debuts with the revolutionary (for want of a better word) GT-R LM. Again, should you not be able to make Silverstone you can catch the action on Motors TV.
Endurance fans are being spoiled rotten this month as the Blancpain series also gets underway with the sprint series beginning on the Easter weekend (race day Monday) at Nogaro France and the endurance series an week later at Monza. BT Sport and Motors TV have various broadcasts for this season.
Those of you further to the north who maybe can’t make Brands this Easter could do worse than visit Oulton Park for the British GT championship, while those who prefer to stay indoors and prefer GTs to BTCCs can catch the action on Motors TV.
Fans of single seater open wheelers get a double dose this month (F1 aside) with Formula E heading across the US to Long Beach on the Easter Saturday (ITV4) while the 2nd second tier of international open wheel racing Formula Renault 3.5 gets underway at the end of the month (25th/26th) at Aragon, Spain (BT Sport)
For 2 wheeled fans Easter is like Christmas as the British Superbikes Championship heads to Donington Park (Eurosport & ITV4 highlights) while the WSBK continues at Aragon, Spain (12th) and Assan, Netherlands (19th) on Eurosport and the Moto GP heads to the USA and Austin (also 12th) and the south to Argentina (also 19th) this time on BT Sport, two wheeled fans will be kept busy those weekends!
Other continuing action this April sees, NASCAR (Premier Sports 11th, 19th and 25th), WRC (BT Sport / Motors TV 16th – 19th) Tudor USCC (Motors TV 18th) and plenty more besides.
Ok so it may not be Le Mans, the Nurburgring or Spa but the grid promises a varied selection machinery from GTs, touring cars and the like, including ex Blancpain Jaguar XKRS GT3, Beechdean Aston Martin with their GT4 Vantage and a mad BMW 1 series with a 5ltr V10 engine fitted.
However, paddock access will much likely be much much easier than the aforementioned circuits!
See you in May.