OULTON Park’s 2023 motorsport season kicks into gear with the first round of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship on Saturday and Easter Monday.

Two headline races will thrill crowds on bank holiday Monday, with a packed bill keeping fans entertained across the two days.

The British GT Championship pits race-prepared cars from prestigious manufacturers against one another, with machinery from McLaren, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche, Aston Martin and more set to compete.

Two drivers will share each car in a pair of one-hour races, with pit stops and driver changes adding to the drama.

Reigning champion Ian Loggie will return to defend his title, this year racing for 2 Seas Motorsport, switching from RAM Racing.

Filling the vacant spot at RAM is reigning GT World Challenge Europe champion, Raffaele Marciello, who will team up with race winner John Ferguson.

Co-headlining the event is the GB3 Championship, partnered by the BRDC, which will see junior single-seater drivers fight it out as they aim for Grand Prix stardom.

Under previous guises, the championship spawned successful drivers like F1 stars George Russell and Lando Norris in recent years and the anticipated 25-car entry is thought to be the largest single-class entry at this level of UK motorsport for more than 50 years.

There will be further open-wheel action from the GB4 Championship for drivers stepping into single-seaters for the first time.

Ginetta’s race package joins the British GT bill in 2023, with the Ginetta Junior Championship, Ginetta GT Championship and Ginetta GT Academy all adding to the on-track show this weekend.

Off-track, the Cheshire circuit will play host to a wide selection of Easter activities catering for the whole family.

Around the track will be supercar displays, charity sportscar rides with the Sporting Bears, an Easter egg hunt, visits from the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, face painting and much more.

A pit lane walk in between the two British GT races at lunchtime on Monday will let fans get as close as possible to the teams and cars and maybe even meet their favourite drivers.

The British GT Championship visit to Oulton Park is just the start of a busy season for the Cheshire circuit.

On May bank holiday weekend (April 29-May 1), the Bennetts British Superbike Championship will make its first visit of the year to the circuit with the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship providing tin-top thrills on June 3-4.

Adult admission tickets are available in advance for £25 for main race day (Monday, April 10), with reductions for 13 to 15-year-olds and free entry available for under 13s.

Advance sales close at 4pm on Wednesday, April 5, with tickets available on the gate at full price on the day.

For more information and to book now, visit oultonpark.co.uk