The Historic Sports Car Club has taken the wraps off its 2014 calendar, which is headlined by high-profile events on the Silverstone and Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuits and a repeat of the Thruxton historic event over the Easter Weekend.
In total, the club will organise 18 days of racing for its members next season, which continues the steady increase from 15 in 2010 and 17 in 2013.
Season highlights include the International Trophy on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit (17/18 May), the Autosport three-hour meeting at Snetterton (7/8 June), the Historic Super Prix on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit (12/13 July), the Croft Nostalgia Weekend (2/3 August) and the Oulton Park Gold Cup (24/25 August).
The Thruxton Easter event will benefit from the later date for Easter in 2014 (19/20 April), while the Wolds Trophy meeting at Cadwell Park moves to a new mid-summer date (21/22 June) and will again celebrate Formula 3. The Autosport Three-Hour meeting at Snetterton will have a fresh look as the main race is likely to focus on GT cars from the Guards Trophy while the sports-racing cars have a separate race over an extended duration.
The Brands Hatch Historic Super Prix will avoid a clash with the Goodwood Festival of Speed, while the traditional September date on the Indy circuit at Brands Hatch will grow to a two-day event. The Anglo-French Weekend will feature a number of French historic racing categories.
“I believe we have a perfect calendar for next season,” said HSCC Chief Executive Officer Grahame White. “Our members will be able to race on all the major UK tracks including the Grand Prix circuits at Silverstone and Brands Hatch.”
The provisional HSCC calendar is:
Sun 6 April, Donington Park (Season Opener)
Sat/Sun 19/20 April, Thruxton (Easter Revival)
Sat/Sun 17/18 May, Silverstone GP (International Trophy)
Sat/Sun 7/8 June, Snetterton (Autosport 3-Hours)
Sat/Sun 21/22, June Cadwell Park (Wolds Trophy)
Sat/Sun 12/13, July Brands Hatch GP (Historic Super Prix)
Sat/Sun 2/3, August Croft (Nostalgia Weekend)
Sun/Mon 24/25, August Oulton Park (Gold Cup)
Sat/Sun 27/28, September Brands Hatch Indy (Anglo-French Weekend)
Sat 18 October, Silverstone National (Finals Day)
Dates for individual championships and series, including the Historic Formula 2 Championship, Martini Trophy and Super Touring Trophy will be announced shortly. Club members will also have the opportunity to race at Spa-Francorchamps during the Classic Six-Hour meeting (19-21 September).
In addition, the HSCC will once again be organising the racing element of several key events in 2014, including the Donington Historic Festival (3-5 May), the Silverstone Classic (25-27 July) and the Walter Hayes Trophy (1/2 November).