HSCC to run mini-series for Super Touring Car Trophy

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The hugely successful Touring Car Trophy races held at last year’s Silverstone Classic will be repeated in 2013 in a four-event mini-series run by the Historic Sports Car Club. 100113 Races for touring cars from 1970 to 1999, including the Super Touring Cars of the 1990s, will be held at the Thruxton Easter Revival (30/31 March), the Historic Super Prix at Brands Hatch (13/14 July) and the Oulton Park Gold Cup (25/26 August) as well as in a return to the Silverstone Classic (26-28 July). The classes for 2013 will mirror those used at the Silverstone Classic, when 40 cars lined up to deliver two superb races which really caught the imagination of the fans. Classes will cover Group 2, Group A and Super Touring Cars and there will be an invitation class for historically significant cars. Cars will run exactly as they did in period and will comply with relevant period FIA regulations. The series is restricted to genuine cars with a period history. “We had 40 cars at the Silverstone Classic last July and I reckon we could have over 50 cars this year,” said series prime mover Dave Jarman. “Lots of cars have been bought since the Silverstone Classic and there are a lot of Sierra RS500s out there. We are overjoyed to be linking up with the HSCC: it is perfect for us.” On behalf of the HSCC, club CEO Grahame White is delighted that the club has been entrusted with organising the series. “We worked closely with the drivers at the Silverstone Classic last July and it seemed a natural progression to run a limited series of races for them at high-profile HSCC events,” said White. The Super Touring Car Trophy race series will be formally launched form the HSCC’s stand at Autosport International today (Thursday 10 January). The club’s stand features a display of cars from the history of touring car racing, from the late 1950s through to the Super Touring era. For more details about the HSCC, please visit www.hscc.org.ukTags: