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2018 Season - 50s Sports Car Racing News

With our 2018 Regulations and Entry Forms now published, we can confirm further details of the exciting season of racing lined up for both the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy and the Stirling Moss Trophy – the details of which are as follows:

  • May 4th–6th Donington Historic Festival – 60 mins
  • June 2nd-3rd Thruxton 50th Anniversary Celebration – 2 x 30 mins
  • July 20th–22nd Silverstone Classic – 50 mins
  • September 14th–16th Spa Six Hours Meeting – 61 mins
  • October 19th–21st Algarve Classic Festival – 120 mins

The season will start with our traditional visit to the Donington Historic Festival over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May with separate 60-minute races for both Stirling Moss Trophy and Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy. Qualifying for all grids will be on the Friday, with the Woodcote Trophy race on Saturday and the Stirling Moss Trophy racing on Sunday. We can also expect plenty of infrastructure improvements at Donington as the new circuit owners are investing heavily.

After Donington, we head to Hampshire for the special Thruxton 50th Anniversary Celebration meeting in June. The fast-flowing Thruxton circuit will host a combined grid of Woodcote Trophy and Stirling Moss Trophy in two 30-minute pit-stop races over the two days of this celebratory weekend, and we will be among the first to see the new Thruxton Hospitality Centre.

The highlight of the high-summer season is our regular visit to Silverstone Classic to race on an impressive International stage with bumper crowds. This takes place in July where each grid gets a dedicated 50-minute race. We expect the Stirling Moss Trophy to run on Saturday and the Woodcote Trophy on Sunday morning, with all qualifying taking place on the Friday.

We will then be returning to the fabulous Spa Six Hours meeting in September where we will again be running our combined grid for a 61-minute race. We will be joined by our Pre-War Sports Car grid this year and, as always, we will be offering hospitality in our superb two-storey suite overlooking Eau Rouge, as well as hosting our Saturday night soiree to watch the famous Spa Six Hours race run into the night.

To round off the season, we will be returning to the Algarve Classic Festival in Portimao in October for the 2-hour race into the dusk for the 50s Sports Cars for which both SMT and WT grids are eligible. With free beach-front hotel rooms included in the entry this is simply the best way to finish the year.

Now, a note about the MRL Engine Capacity Certification; due to representations by a number of teams, we have decided to allow the Engine Capacity Certification to remain voluntary for 2018 – but ONLY for cars running in either the Woodcote Trophy or the Stirling Moss Trophy (NOT the Touring Cars – for which the certificate is mandatory for this season).

We fully recognise that many teams have gone to the trouble of securing a certificate for this season. We still urge all teams to comply and we will be indicating on the entry lists all cars that have been verified through the year. Please remember that the certificate will become mandatory for next season for all 50s Sports Cars so do bear it in mind if opening or rebuilding your engines at any point during this season. Click here for details of how to comply.

And if you are looking for still more racing for your 50s Sports Car, Motor Racing Legends has recently taken over AMOC Racing and will be running 30-minute races for 50s Sports Cars at all five AMOC Racing meetings – to include Oulton Park, Brands Hatch Indy, Donington, Snetterton and Silverstone. Take a look at for more information.

We expect another busy season for Motor Racing Legends. Some of these events are likely to fill up very quickly and we recommend you complete your entry forms as soon as possible.

All our Regulations and Entry Forms are now available to download.