The historic racing fraternity will be rocking once again as the second Equipe 3 Hour Classic Relay race was confirmed for July 14.
This time the event will take place at Donington Park, a truly challenging circuit much loved by racers of these older cars. With up to 100 vehicles entered, the pit-lane atmosphere is guaranteed to be electric from start to finish.
The UK’s only long distance team event dedicated to historic cars, the Equipe Relay is for pre-‘66 GT and GTS machines running to appendix K specification, which means such Equipe series regulars as Austin-Healeys MGs, Morgans, Lotuses and Triumphs will have the odd Marcos for company – not to mention an Elva Courier, Tornado Talisman, Diva and even a pair of very rare Triumph SLRs. The teams will comprise between two and four vehicles each, only one of which will be on track at any one time, so team strategy and car/driver changes will be absolutely key to the final result.
The all-important handicapping will be in the hands of internationally renowned expert Martin Dewey, whose aim will be to have every car on the same lap at the end, resulting in a frenetic last minute dash to the flag. As with the inaugural event, this year’s relay is being sponsored by British Motor Heritage (BMH), whose Managing Director John Yea is one of many drivers returning for a second go at this exacting event. Prizes will be awarded to the first three cars home as well as the overall and class winners by handicap.
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Said Equipe Classic Racing partner John Pearson:
“Last season’s relay was a tremendous success, with a unique pit lane atmosphere and great team camaraderie. This year has many returning teams and additional exciting new marques, plus the added bonus of the move to Donington – many drivers’ favourite circuit.”
Added BMH Managing Director John Yea:
“We are delighted to once again be backing this excellent event, which harmonises the passion and enthusiasm of our historic car drivers better than any other race now run in the UK.”
Further information about the Equipe 3 Hour Classic Relay and Equipe Classic Racing’s regular GTS and pre-‘63 series can be found at www.equipeclassicracing.com and that about British Motor Heritage at www.bmh-ltd.com.