Coventry, traditionally the home of the British motor industry, is planning to one of the first cities in Britain to host street events, once the British Government passes new legislation allowing the local authorities to close roads for competition, without the need of an act of parliament. The city council has given the go ahead or the project which aims to turn the streets into a track for exhibition runs for the British Touring Car Championship. The idea is to turn the city’s ring road into a race track for what will be called Motofest 2015. If these time trials are successful, the city hopes to stage a round of the BTCC in the future. The event is due to take ace on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of May 29-31, which will give the city extra time to get things set up and dismantled.