British Motorsport Promoters have announced the 2003 British Touring Car Championship calendar. Major changes from this season are the annual visit to Mondello Park in Eire moving to open the season on Easter weekend, while the final round will be at Oulton Park in Cheshire.

As this year the series visits Brands Hatch twice, but both rounds will be on the 1.2-mile Indy layout. Two rounds are still to be confirmed, the obvious omissions being races at Croft and Knockhill. As tried for the first time this season, the series will be over ten rounds - a cost-cutting measure that proved popular with the teams.

2003 MSA British Touring Car Championship

21st April Mondello Park *
5th May Thruxton *
26th May Silverstone *
8th June Brands Hatch Indy
22nd June TBA
13th July TBA
9th August Snetterton
25th August Brands Hatch Indy *
7th Sept Donington Park
21st Sept Oulton Park

*Bank Holiday,