The Historic Sports Car Club will provide two grids for races at the 2010 Silverstone Classic, covering Road Sports and over 2-litre pre ’66 touring cars. This is in addition to organising the racing element of the annual festival, held 23-25 July at Silverstone.
One grid of up to 50 cars will be assembled from the club’s 70s and Historic Road Sports Championships, marking a return to the Silverstone Classic for HSCC racers in a wonderful array of production sports cars from the 1950s up to 1979. The race is expected to be heavily over-subscribed, as more than 80 cars entered a similar race in 2008.
Meanwhile, a similar size grid will be put together for a pair of races for over 2-litre pre ’66 touring cars. The regulations for these races will follow those successfully used by the HSCC for races at the British Grand Prix in 2008 and the Oulton Park Gold Cup in 2009.
“We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to organise these two grids at the Silverstone Classic,” said Grahame White, CEO of the HSCC. “I am particularly pleased that our Road Sports cars will again be represented, as these classes are the perfect way to get started in historic racing. The Road Sports race will show newcomers to the sport that historic racing is very accessible for novices and those with modest resources.”
White is also keen to hear from drivers of over 2-litre touring cars. “I’m not sure what the record is for the largest number of over 2-litre pre ’66 V8 saloons on one grid, but I would love to have around 40 of them as well as some Jaguars and other big-engined saloons.”