The British Touring Car Championship has extended its partnership with its promoter, the British Automobile Racing Club (TOCA).
The new deal, agreed between Motorsport UK and TOCA, will see the latter continue to operate and promote the BTCC until the end of the 2026 season.
TOCA’s previous deal took effect on January 1, 2017 and included the option to extend for a further five years from 2022. That option has now been taken up.
The BTCC said TOCA has signed an early extension of its agreement to allow it to enter into “major obligations” beyond 2021.
BTCC chief executive Alan Gow said: “It’s important for the long-term stability of the BTCC for us to be able to confirm that we will continue to operate this great championship until at least the end of 2026.
“This enables us to now embark on firm planning and making those extended commitments – including the introduction of hybrid energy – that are vital to ensure the continued growth of this fantastic championship.”