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Retro Tin-Top Racers Are Go

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0800

THRUXTON race circuit will be the venue for a new series of historic motorsport, as a championship for older touring cars will make its debut over the forthcoming Easter weekend.

Thanks to the likes of Goodwood's popular Revival meeting for historically significant race cars, interest in such formats is on the rise.

Along with genuinely historic machinery, the circuit will play host to the inaugural round of the new Super Touring Car Championship. Spectators will be treated to touring cars from the nineties, often hailed as the golden era of modern touring car racing.

With the prospect of a grid occupied by old favourites such as Nissan Primeras, BMW 320is, Honda Accords, Vauxhall Vectras and Renault Lagunas plus the draw of star drivers John Cleland and Patrick Watts taking to the track, it promises to be an unmissable event.

After Thruxton the championship will visit Oulton Park, Brands Hatch and Silverstone.

By Press Association reporters