Thursday 10 December 2015
The Historic Sports Car Club has confirmed more details about its 2016 racing calendar by announcing the dates for the HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series, the HSCC Super Touring Trophy and the Pre '80 Endurance Series.
The three high-profile race series are all set to start at the Donington Historic Festival (30 April -2 May), where the HSCC will again be the race organising club. All three series will be at the HSCC Historic Super Prix on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit (2/3 July) and then the calendars diverge to take in some of the biggest historic racing festivals across Europe.
The HSCC Historic Formula 2 International Series will again feature a ten-race (five-event) calendar covering the Donington Historic Festival (30 April-2 May), Monza Coppa Intereuropa (17-19 June), Brands Hatch Super Prix (2/3 July), Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort (2-4 September) and the Dijon Motors Cup (7-9 October).
Moto Berazzi Ltd, manufacturers of wheels for historic racing cars, will again support the F2 series. Somerset-based Moto Berazzi specialises in making three-piece rims for single-seaters and sports-racing cars from the late 1960s and 1970s. The rims are ideal for cars from manufacturers like Chevron, Lola, March and Lotus.
The HSCC Super Touring Trophy will build on the success of 2015 and will have more of its races at HSCC-organised meetings next season. The calendar is the Donington Historic Festival (30 April-2 May), Brands Hatch Super Prix (2/3 July), Silverstone Classic (29-31 July) and the Oulton Park Gold Cup (27-29 August). In addition, the cars will race at Knockhill on 10/11 September during the David Leslie Trophy Weekend.
After a tremendously successful inaugural season, the Pre-80 Endurance Series will grow to a four-race series for sports racing, GT and touring cars of a type that competed in the World Endurance Championship, FIA GT Championship, FIA 2-Litre Sports Car Championship and other international races up to the end of 1979.
The HSCC will run the series in partnership with Flavien and Vanessa Marcais from Automobiles Historique and an opening race at the Donington Historic Festival is sure to be popular. The dates are the Donington Historic Festival (30 April-2 May), Silverstone International Trophy (21/22 May), Brands Hatch Super Prix (2/3 July) and the Dijon Motors Cup (7-9 October).