Masters Historic Racing confirms 2013 calendar

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NewsMasters Historic Racing has announced its calendar for its 2013 programme, which will feature the leading circuits in the UK and mainland Europe. With GP Masters, WSM, Gentlemen Drivers Pre-66 GT Cars and Pre-66 Touring Cars all running for championship status, the season will kick off at Oulton Park on March 23rd. Then, Masters heads to Spain for the third running of the Catalan Classic on April 12-14, including the opening round of the GP Masters season and a guest race from the Historic Group C cars. The Gentlemen Drivers and Touring Car grids run at Donington on May 3-5 as part of the annual Historic Festival, before Masters runs its UK flagship event at Brands Hatch on May 25-27. This year, the event will return to a three-day format including action on the Indy circuit on Saturday, before the GP circuit plays host to the best of the action on Sunday and Monday. Dijon-Prenois is the destination for Masters competitors on June 14-16 for the annual Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or with Masters being part of the Silverstone Classic a month later. In August, Masters heads to the Oldtimer GP at the Nürburgring and will take the Pre-66 Touring Cars for the first time, the crowd pleasing cars also being a new addition to the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix over August 30-September 1. Spa is a popular destination for Masters competitors and will remain on the calendar (September 20-22) before the season finalé at Jerez in October (11-13). “We are delighted to announce our calendar for 2103,” says Masters Event Manager Rachel Bailey. “We are going to circuits that have all run Formula 1 races in their time, many of which are active GP venues and all of which are steeped in motor sport history. We are very excited about being able to offer drivers new venues at which to race and are looking forward to a superb end of season weekend in the Spanish sunshine.” The Masters Historic Racing calendar for 2013 is shown below: March Saturday 23rd, Oulton Park, Masters Raceday April Thursday 4th, Donington Park, Test Day April 12th-14th, Barcelona, Catalan Classic May 3rd - 5th, Donington, Historic Festival May 25th-27th, Brands Hatch GP, Masters Festival June 14th-16th, Dijon, Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or July 26th-28th, Silverstone, Silverstone Classic August 9th-11th, Nürburgring, Oldtimer GP August 30th-September 1st, Zandvoort, Historic Grand Prix September 20th- 22nd, Spa Francorchamps, Spa 6 Hours October 11th-13th, Jerez, Jerez Historic FestivalTags:,