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MSV unveils huge 2016 events calendar - 26 Feb 2016

MSV has confirmed a packed 2016 calendar for its Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Cadwell Park circuits, with more than 120 events running almost every weekend from March until November. Tickets for many of these are now on sale from £10, with free entry to under-13s at all events.

The calendar includes seven rounds of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, the UK's biggest racing championship. Triple champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne will be out to regain his crown, but faces opposition that includes returning World Superbike star Leon Haslam, plus crowd favourites Ryuichi Kiyonari, John Hopkins and many more. The riders will appear at Brands Hatch on 20-22 May (Indy circuit), 5-7 August (GP circuit), and 14-16 October (GP circuit), where the title will be decided. Oulton Park will host two rounds, on May Bank Holiday weekend (30 April - 2 May) and 9-11 September, where the Showdown Six title fighters will be decided. Snetterton's rounds will be held on 8-10 July, whilst the Cadwell Park 'Party in the Park' returns to its traditional August Bank Holiday weekend slot on 27-29 August.

There will be four British Touring Car Championship events, including the opening and closing rounds at Brands Hatch 2/3 April (Indy circuit) and 1/2 October (GP circuit), plus visits to Oulton Park on 4/5 June and Snetterton on 30/31 July. Reigning champion Gordon Shedden and Honda team-mate Matt Neal will resume battle with rivals Jason Plato and Colin Turkington, now racing for Subaru, whilst local team Motorbase are on top form with former champion Andrew Jordan joining Mat Jackson in their Ford Focuses.

Brands Hatch will host two international championships, including the Blancpain GT Series on 7/8 May. The event will be a must-see for supercar fans, with three GT championships, a supercar display and high-speed demonstrations from rare ultracars, with the Bugatti Veyron, McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 amongst the amazing machines set to take part.

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series returns to headline American SpeedFest IV at the Kent circuit on 11/12 June. The event is a firm favourite with families, and this year there will be two full days of US-style racing mixed with with parades, displays, food and plenty of razzamatazz. On a similar theme, the all-new Festival Italia at Brands Hatch on 21 August will feature a Mediterranean feel, with Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Italian Formula One cars, an Italian food market and much more.

There will also be festivals celebrating classic and modern Minis at Brands Hatch on 16/17 July and Oulton Park on 20 August, Dubworth (VW) at Oulton Park on 7/8 May and Lotus at Brands Hatch on 27/28 August. The latter traditionally features F1 cars, and 1970s and 80s Grand Prix machinery will also be racing at the Kent circuit at the Masters Historic Festival on 28/29 May, in addition to a host of classic racing categories. There's also chance to see 1960s F1 cars at July's Legends of Brands Hatch Superprix, which celebrates the Historic Sports Car Club's 50th anniversary with nostalgic racing entertainment also including cars from the British Touring Car Championship's 1990s golden era. Both series will also appear at the Oulton Park Gold Cup on 27-29 August. Other nostalgic highlights will include the Vintage Festival events at Oulton Park on 21 May and Cadwell Park on 24 July.

Families can look forward to British Truck Racing Championship events at Brands Hatch on Easter weekend (26-28 March) and Guy Fawkes' weekend (5/6 November), plus a summer Snetterton round on 10/11 September. There will be up to ten truck races at each event, plus off-track entertainment for all ages, including a huge fireworks display on 6 November. Oulton Park will also be entertaining all ages with the brand new Easter Funday event featuring a feast of on and off-track amusements on Monday 28 March.

Other highlights include high-speed thrills from the British GT Championship supercars and the BRDC Formula 4 Championship featuring the racing stars of tomorrow at Brands Hatch on 16/17 April, Oulton Park on Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend (28 & 30 May) and Snetterton on 6/7 August. BRDC F4 will also be holding its opening round, headlining Snetterton on Easter weekend (27/28 March).

Fans of modified machinery can look forward to car shows including Modified Live at Cadwell Park on 24 April, TunerFest South at Brands Hatch on 19 June, TunerFest North at Oulton Park on 9 July and Retro Kings at Snetterton on 25 September.

The varied 2016 calendar even gives Brands Hatch fans the chance to lap the Kent circuit for charity and get fit in the process on 10/11 September at the Revolve 24 Hour cycling event, which is open to solo riders and teams.

Tickets for many 2016 MSV events are now on sale from £10, with free entry for under-13s.

To view a complete list of 2016 events and to purchase tickets online  click here.