Silverstone Historic Festival Group C news

Over 40 Group C Cars Expected At Record-Breaking Silverstone Historic Festival The organisers of the Silverstone Historic Festival now anticipate grids as large as 40 cars for the two Group C Sports Car races that will be run on August 25 and ...

Over 40 Group C Cars Expected At Record-Breaking Silverstone Historic Festival

The organisers of the Silverstone Historic Festival now anticipate grids as large as 40 cars for the two Group C Sports Car races that will be run on August 25 and 27.

Said Group C co-ordinator Roger Bailey, "We have an extremely exciting provisional entry list from the owners of a mouth-watering cross-section of cars, including former Group C2 multiple-World Champion, Ray Bellm, whose Spice should be one of five representatives of this very successful marque expected to compete.

"There is something in this gathering to satisfy all the many fans of this spectacular endurance racing era, including multi-car teams of Jaguar XJRs battling against Porsche 956/962s and AMR, EMKA and Nimrod Aston Martins."

The cars will first take to the track on Saturday, August 25, competing in a two-hour evening race for the British Empire Trophy. This race is to be sponsored by Bonhams & Brooks, whose auction of collectors' cars and automobilia immediately precedes it. The cars' second appearance will be on Monday, August 27, when they will compete for the Danka UK-sponsored Bob Wollek Trophy, run over 10 laps of the same 3.14 mile Historic Grand Prix circuit.

Said event organiser, Roger Etcell, "The Group C news is extremely exciting and echoes the level of entries we are already looking at for many of the other races, including Historic Formula Ford, and Historic Touring Cars. In total, The Festival is likely to feature over 400 competing vehicles, making it not only the biggest of the 12 Silverstone Historic Festivals run to date, but the largest such race meeting ever held anywhere in the world."

For ticket information and advance bookings, call Silverstone on 01327 850204 or visit www.octagonmotorsports.com.

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Series Vintage
Drivers Roger Bailey , Ray Bellm