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Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC

 

Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC for  Under Two Litre Touring Cars up to 1969

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.  The grid was recently expanded to welcome cars from the ’66 – ’69 seasons in the Sixties Touring Car Challenge.  Each grid will race for separate podiums and awards at all 2021 season races where the series will be on-track with the Historic Touring Car Challenge and Tony Dron Trophy races.

Please note that for the 2021 season the series now accepts cars running electronic ignition so they will 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
  • BMW 1800
  • Alfa Romeo GTA

Cars eligible for the ’66-’69 Sixties Touring Car Challenge include:

  • Mk 2 Mini Cooper
  • Mk 2 Lotus Cortina
  • BMW 2002
  • Alfa Romeo GTA
  • Lancia Fulvia
  • Ford Escort 1600 twin cam

Update: 20/08 We are pleased to have been able to add two races to this year’s calendar at the Spa Six Hour Meeting.  30 minute qualifying on Friday 1st October will be followed by a 30 minute race on Saturday 2nd October and a second on Sunday 3rd October. Enter using the usual forms. 

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