HSCC Road Sports to race at Silverstone Classic
The Historic Sports Car Club’s twin Road Sports categories have been confirmed for the race schedule at the Silverstone Classic, which takes place in July.
The 30-minute race will take place in front of a huge audience on Saturday afternoon and will include competitors from both the 70s Road Sports and Historic Road Sports Championships. The race will also mark the 50th year of the Morgan Plus 8, with as many as six Plus 8s hoping to be near the head of the field. The grid is expected to be full to capacity with 58 cars looking to participate in the first Road Sports race at the Silverstone Classic for eight years.
The 70s Road Sports Championship features road-legal production sports cars produced and registered in the 1970s. Some minor modifications to engines and suspension are permitted, but bodyshells must remain standard. The result is a huge and varied field, packed with Porsches, Datsuns, MGs and many other iconic racers.
Additionally, and in keeping with the series from which it draws, the Historic Road Sports Championship is open to production sports and GT cars built and registered between 1947 and 1969. To be eligible, models must be road legal and should have a period competition history. The grids are always packed with TVRs, Lotuses, MGs, Morgans, Porsches, Ginettas, Turners and even a few Ferraris and Mustangs.
“We all love admiring the cars that grace most of the fantastic grids at the Silverstone Classic but, in reality, the sport can be expensive: that’s where our two Road Sports series come in,” said Grahame White, Chief Executive of the HSCC. “These championships offer a very affordable way to get into historic racing. Hopefully, some of those visiting the Classic will be inspired to join us in the future.”