Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC
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Characterful cars dancing through corners on opposite lock, pushing the envelope of ‘the limit’ with front wheel waving antics lap after lap are images that defined 1960s Touring Car racing. Celebrated names were tempted away from the glamour of the Formula 1 paddocks to the British Saloon Car Championship and European Touring Car Championship races with Jack Brabham, Jacky Ickx, Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Jack Sears demonstrating their versatility at races in the UK and on the Continent. Success was saved only for those with raw talent and bravery, as drivers grappled with simple technologies before the days of lowered suspension and upgraded brakes – their efforts then communicated to the tarmac through playful Dunlop L or M section tyres.
U2TC has been the home for enthusiasts of under 2 litre saloon cars built before 1966 for many years. For 2020, Motor Racing Legends are pleased to expand the grid to welcome cars from the ’66 – ’69 seasons in the Sixties Touring Car Challenge. Each grid will race for separate podiums and awards in two 40-minute races at all five events in the Motor Racing Legends 2020 season.
Acknowledging the challenges faced to prepare these cars for the track and encourage entries between race series, cars running electronic ignition will, for 2020, be able to race without the need to revert back to an old points-based ignition system.
Cars eligible for the Pre ’66 Under Two Litre Touring Car (U2TC) races include:
Mk1 Mini Cooper
Mk 1 Lotus Cortina
Alfa Romeo GTA
Cars eligible for the ’66-’69 Sixties Touring Car Challenge include:
Mk 2 Mini Cooper
Mk 2 Lotus Cortina
Alfa Romeo GTA
Ford Escort 1600 twin cam