High-performance GT racing returns to the north next week.

Croft Circuit, near Darlington, will host the inaugural Pirelli Ferrari Club Competizione weekend.

Described as “a celebration of all things Italian”, the event staged by the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain promises fast-paced racing from the club’s two racing championships, the Pirelli Ferrari formula classic and the Ferrari Club Racing Series.

The former caters for a wide range of production models from Ferrari’s distinguished history, whilst the Ferrari Club Racing Series features more recent Challenge racing variants – up to the 488 Challenge.

The club competitions will be supported by action from the Alfa Romeo Championship, and the Northern Saloon and Sportscar Championship.

Elsewhere in the circuit timetable there will be parade laps and static displays, Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic cars ranging from the 1970s to 1990s, and Challenge cars from the 2000s to the present day.

In the paddock there will be partner displays and food and drink. Sunday morning, meanwhile, will see the arrival of the club’s GT Tour, plus a Gridwalk, and a chance see the cars close up and meet the drivers.

Ferrari owners’ car displays on both days of the event are open to the public as well as club members and competitors, with a relaxed, family-friendly paddock atmosphere promised.

It all takes place on the weekend of Saturday-Sunday June 26-27.

Tickets start from £15 per day with advanced ticket booking only via www.croftcircuit.co.uk. Early booking is recommended.