Competitor interest in the new Touring Car Legends race series from the Historic Sports Car Club is building well following the issue of series regulations and 2024 dates.
Touring Car Legends will be home to the Group 2 cars of the 1970s and the stunning Group A cars of the later 1980s and early 1990s. Early interest from prospective competitors is very encouraging, with more than 20 drivers already pledged to support the series.
In order to grow the series in a sustainable way, the 2024 calendar will focus on four races at two of Britain’s best-loved tracks. The first event will be on the Donington Park National Circuit on June 8/9 and the second date will be on the awesome Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit on July 13/14.
Each race weekend will feature a 30-minute qualifying session and a 20-minute sprint race on Saturday followed by a 40-minute feature race on Sunday, which will offer the chance of two drivers per car.
The new series will provide teams, drivers and fans with fabulous on-track action and the best possible off-track presence. The series will benefit from HSCC core values of lower entry fees, professional organisation, thorough eligibility scrutineering and an excellent on- and off-track spirit. Value for money for competitors is at the heart of the new series.
BMW M3s, Ford Sierra Cosworths, Nissan Skylines, BMW CSLs, Ford ‘Cologne’ Capris, Chevrolet Camaros, Alfa Romeos and Ford Escorts are all eligible for the new series, which is planned for further growth in 2025 and beyond.
The first commercial partner for Touring Car Legends is Motorsport Showroom, which will be supporting the series in 2024. Motorsport Showroom is a specialist on-line marketplace aimed at the global motorsport community and offering owners, teams, dealers, collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to buy and sell competition cars, specialist cars, spares, equipment, drives available, memorabilia and transport-related products. More details are at www.motorsportshowroom.com.
Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC, said: “We are very pleased with the early interest in HSCC Touring Car Legends for 2024. This exciting new series has been driven by competitor demand and we plan to develop the series into one of our flagship categories. Draft series regulations are now on our website.”