Motor Racing Legends eagerly anticipated end-of-season show down at Silverstone is nearly upon us. A wall to wall weekend of racing comes to Siverstone Grand Prix circuit over the Halloween weekend of 30th-31st October.
Running from the International Paddock at the Wing all races have received great interest and some superb sport is on the cards – do not miss your opportunity to be on the grid with us and enjoy one final thrill this season.
The show-case Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup three-hour race for Pre ’66 GT and Touring Cars has attracted a huge entry as ever. Roger Wills will be vying to make it a hat-trick of victories in his plucky ex-Bruce McLaren Lotus 15, however he will face a strong challenge from six AC Cobras and Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupes that line up against a hugely competitive grid featuring Lotus Elan 26R, Porsche 911, Austin Healey 3000, Jaguar E-type, Morgan Plus 4, MGB amongst others. Max Girardo’s lister Jaguar Costin will be formidable competition and American muscle is represented by Ford Mustangs and Falcons.
Qualifying will take place on the morning of Sunday 31st October followed by the three-hour endurance on the afternoon which will finish into the dusk at 5pm. Open to teams of three and four cars, and open to three-drivers per car, the Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup is the ultimate ‘last-blast’ of historic endurance racing before winter takes its hold.
A handful of places are available on this huge grid and the challenge of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit lays in wait. Enter the Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup
What bigger thrill than to race a Ford GT40? The dream becomes reality for the competitors in The Amon Cup, for Ford GT40s. An 80 minute race will see these beasts unleashed on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit into the dusk of Saturday 30th October. Supported by DK Engineering, this contest will resume the thrill of the debut race at Donington Historic Festival in May of this year – a stunning spectacle is guaranteed.
A potent grid of Historic Touring Cars are Sunday’s support act; the battalion of Nissan Skylines that have featured at the sharp end of the Historic Touring Car Challenge this season are out in force. Paul Mensley will be throwing down the challenge to the Japanese raiders in his front-running Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500, joining him in similar machines are Mark Wright and Max Goff. Team Amsport’s fleet of BMW E30 M3s will also be in the mix whilst the rapid Group 2 Capris of Willmott, Kent and Pearson are sure to perform well. A close race is always guaranteed between the plucky Ford Escort RS 1600s. The Tony Dron Trophy will also be eagerly contested by the Group 1 Ford Capris and Jim Morris returns victorious from Goodwood Members Meeting in the evocative Volkswagen Golf Mk 1 GTi. The Pre ’66 cars of U2TC will benefit from a split start, leaving the start line twenty seconds after the HTCC and TDT cars – this initiative has been well received and handy grid of Lotus Cortina’s will take the flag for the hour-long, two-driver race.
You can still be on the grid!
The Jaguar Classic Challenge get proceedings underway on Saturday 30th- the first race of the day is dominated by Jaguar E-types all relishing the prospect of unleashing their beasts on the 5.81 km Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. Gary Pearson has a win and a podium under his belt already this season and will be the man to beat in his 1963 Lightweight E-type. If you fancy a lunch time race and home in-time for the final score, do enter now for the one-hour, single or two-driver race scheduled for 12.05 – 13.05hrs.
The Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy and Stirling Moss Trophy present a stunning grid of Pre ’56 sports cars and Pre ’61 sports racing cars. Gregor Fisken’s Mille Miglia HWM Jaguar will duel with Patrick Blakeney Edwards in Fred Wakeman’s Cooper T38. Three Jaguar D-types also feature alongside a strong hand of Austin Healey 100s. Chris Ward and Rob Smith are favourites for the Stirling Moss Trophy but they will face a strong challenge from the nimble Lola Mk1 of Ben Adams and Nick Finburgh, Gary Pearson’s Lister Jaguar Costin and the Michael Birch and Richard Bradley Lotus XV. The historic Lister ‘Flat-Iron’ returns in the hands of James Thorpe and team-mates, Ian Dalglish and Mark Cole will be battling for Class 4 spoils in their Lotus 17 and XV respectively.
Spectators are welcome to attend the weekend: book tickets through Silverstone circuit here from £14. Spectator parking is at the National Paddock with a free transfer to the International Paddock. The ‘Paddock Grandstand’ at the exit of the International pit-lane will be open and access to the paddock is free.
Testing can still be booked for an open-pit lane day operating from the International paddock on Friday 29th October. Book through Silverstone by clicking here
Entry lists will be published soon – see www.motorracinglegends.com ‘Entries and Results’ for more information.
For further information on the Silverstone GP meeting including Timetable please visit the event page on our website.