The Historic Sports Car Club has extended the track time available to its twin Road Sports Championships in response to competitor requests for longer races.

The highly successful 70s Road Sports and Historic Road Sports Championships will each feature at eight race meetings in 2021 and each event will feature a longer race or a double-header. In total, including qualifying, Road Sports racers will have almost six hours of track time this season, with a minimum of a 25-minute race at each event.

The twin Road Sports classes have long been a key element of HSCC racing and 2021 marks 40 years since the original Improved Road Sports Championship was inaugurated. Since the early 1990s two championships have been run, one for the cars up to the end of the 1960s and one for the cars of the 1970s.

Both series enjoyed tremendous support in 2020, with increased grids that averaged 30 cars in the Historic championship and 28 cars in the 70s category. Over 100 drivers raced in the two championships last season. The Road Sports classes offer one of the most accessible and affordable routes into historic racing and both series are renowned for excellent on-track driving standards as well as great camaraderie off the track.

The 2021 schedule for each championship is:

Snetterton, April: 20 minutes of qualifying and one 25-minute race

Silverstone Grand Prix, May: 20 minutes of qualifying and one 30-minute race

Cadwell Park, June: 15 minutes of qualifying and two 20-minute races

Donington Park, June: 15 minutes of qualifying and one 30-minute race

Brands Hatch Grand Prix, July: 15 minutes of qualifying and one 25-minute race

Oulton Park Intl, August: 20 minutes of qualifying and one 25-minute race

Mallory Park, September: 15 minutes of qualifying and two 15-minute races

Silverstone National October: 15 minutes of qualifying and one 25-minute race

Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC, said: “Road Sports are at the heart of what the HSCC does and both championship are extremely well supported. We’ve put together a tremendous package for 2021 covering the UK’s leading tracks, including the Silverstone and Brands Hatch Grand Prix tracks and we’re looking forward to more big grids and competitive and sporting racing.”