HSCC Silverstone International Trophy

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Thumbs up for the HSCC Silverstone International Trophy, despite very limited track time, the event was a great success for the HSCC Historic Sports Car Club.

HSCC Silverstone International Trophy, 15-16 May 2011, all in all was a great success. HSCC Silverstone International Trophy was held in cool sometimes overcast conditions, which made it brilliant racing weather and soft on the engines and material.

As always the case, when racing in England, track time is very limited. The Historic Road Sports for example had to settle for 40 min’s track time, as did the Classic Racing Cars, Historic Formula Junior, Historic Formula Ford 2000 and the regular Historic Formula Ford 1600. And all were qualifying in the morning and racing in the afternoon, a common practice in England, but never heard of in Continental Europe.

Exceptions were the Guards GT/SR and Historic Touring Cars with 65 min’s, but still one day events. The only race being organized over two days was the Derek Bell Trophy, with one 20 min’s qualifying on the Saturday and two 20 min’s races  on the Sunday.

Despite their very limited track time, Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) reported that they handled their largest grids ever, with qualifying for the Road Sports grid having over sixty cars on track and starting 58.

Special thanks to all competitors who drove sensibly and made for a competitive but friendly two days racing which passed off without any major incidents on track.  And a big thank you to all officials who dealt efficiently with a major oil spillage on the Sunday.

The HSCC Silverstone International Trophy completed its 13 races for the weekend on Sunday evening at 17:30H.

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