1000km attracts the cars that ran in the World Sportscar Championships between 1964 and 1971. Though there are podiums and class prizes for each race along the way, the number of kilometres in each race are added together until 1000kms are reached, and the car that reaches 1000kms quickest is the overall winner. Consequently all laps are counted, even if a car did not pass the chequered flag. Two drivers are preferred, but are not obligatory, but pit stops are compulsory.
Four x Three = 12 Hours
So successful was our four-hour Monza race last year that we have decided to develop the series in a new direction, with three-hour races at some of the best circuits in Europe, such as Monza, Spa, Dijon and Paul Ricard. Just as in the days of the classic 12-hour and 1000km races, these endurance events will be open to prototypes, touring and GT cars. Eligible are 1966-1971 closed prototypes (with classes for pre-’66 open prototypes, such as Elva Mk7, Lola T70 Spyder, etc.), Touring and GT cars, (with a class for pre-’66 V-8 Touring cars). For these endurance races, Historic Motor Racing has joined forces with Alain Defalle and Vincent Collard, organisers of the famous Six Hours of Spa, and Jason Wright, organiser of the Coppa Intereuropa, to create a series of races that has so far, met with much enthusiasm from the drivers.
Dates for 2013 are Donington, 3-5 May (prototypes only), and three-hour races for all categories at Monza (1-2 June) Spa (15-16 June), Dijon (12-13 July) and Paul Ricard (31 August-1 September).
Series regulations are being updated and will be available soon, but will be similar to those of the 2012 Monza race
For the Donington 1 hour race regs click here.
For all the other General 1000km 3 hour race regs click here.