THIS weekend will see competitors on two, three and four wheels converge on Croft Circuit for the traditional Battle of Britain race meeting organised once again under the expertise of Darlington & District Motor Club.

The meeting is unique in as much that it runs cars, bikes, and sidecars at the same meeting whereby competitors get the chance to race at North Yorkshire’s premier motorsport venue – only next month the track will host the Kwik Fit MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The Battle of Britain event is the premier meeting for Darlington & District Motor Club, and this year variety is very much the order of the weekend as normal. Saturday’s action will see the Focus Cup, with one of Sunday’s highlights being the SLS series. Other series includes the British Clubman's Championship, Modsports (Knockhill), FRSA F2 and Pre-injection sidecars, and various classes of solo motorcycles.

The popular Northern Sports & Saloon Car Championship will also see full grids over the races in the various classes, culminating with the prestigious Battle of Britain Trophy being awarded to the overall winner during an action-packed weekend.

Having originally been staged at the track near Darlington when it opened its doors as Croft Autodrome back in 1964, and in deference to Croft’s aerodrome roots, for many years, the traditional August Bank Holiday highlight was the Battle of Britain race meeting which regularly drew crowds of up to 30,000.

Practice gets underway at 9.30am on Saturday and12pm on Sunday. Adult admission costs £15 per day (plus booking fee if ordered in advance) with accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted free. Further details are available from Croft Circuit on 01325 721815 and

It is now just a month before the biggest motorsport event takes place in the region with Croft Circuit gearing up to welcome the 2021 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship. Advance tickets are selling fast but are still available for a limited time for the meeting on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19. Tickets are £12 for Saturday entry (BTCC qualifying), £28 for Sunday (BTCC race day) or £38 for the full weekend. Accompanied children aged 12 and under are admitted free, with tickets for 13-to-15-year-olds beginning at £3.

Meanwhile, the North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club will host its first social evening since the start of the pandemic nearly 18 months ago on Tuesday night with a chat show at the Mowbray Suite at the Golden Lion Hotel in Northallerton starting at 8pm. Many local racers and celebrities will be present with the usual bar, raffle and autograph sessions.