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Having missed the opening event in California in May, English-resident Irishman Greg Thornton has made it four straight wins in the Masters American Historic Formula 1 series when he took his 1982 Lotus 91 to four race victories on back-to-back weekends, at the historic Watkins Glen circuit on July 11, and a week later at the challenging Road America circuit in Wisconsin. 

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Now age 60, the globe-trotting Thornton only started racing historic cars at the age of 41, making his debut with his South African born wife, Anthea, who, it is said, shares his passion for cars.  A three-times Masters Historic F1 Champion and the only driver to date to win both the Post 1978 (2013, Lotus 92) and Pre 1978 (2018, Lotus 77 and Titan) categories of the European championship, in 2019 Thornton backed that up by winning the USA Masters Post 1978 Historic F1 Championship in convincing style, taking seven victories in eight races and setting the fastest lap in every race in the ex-Mario Andretti John Player Special Lotus 77 and ex-Ronnie Petersen March 761/03.

He drives a Cooper T52 in the Lurani Trophy Championship for Formula Juniors, coming sixth in the Championship in 2014 and lately has been in the Masters Endurance Legends races.  He is a regular at Hampton Downs and Christchurch in New Zealand, in Formula Juniors and the Libre Historic Single Seater category in a Lola T192, as well as F5000 in a Chevron B24.  He also races a Ferrari 308 in HSCC Historic Road Sports, a Titan Mk3/4 in Historic Formula Ford, is seen in South Africa in a Lotus 22 Formula Junior and runs an LDS 03 with the HGPCA.  Most recently he caused a stir when he appeared at Goodwood in a 1961 McKee Mahyra, an American built V-8 one-off prototype.  At the back of the grid in its day, after a 12-year restoration, the strange-looking 400hp beast held its own at Goodwood.

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Main Series and Championships 2021

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Not all organisers have confirmed their 2021 series or Championship dates so far, but we will keep this page updated as and when we get news.  The full calendar will be in our January/February issue.

 


  • Historic Motor Racing News Pre-‘63 GT

    Thruxton Historic 12-13 June
    RAC Historic Tourist Trophy Silverstone 30-July-1 August
  • The Masters Series

    Donington 2-3 April
    Brands Hatch 29-30 May 
    Grand Prix De France Historique Paul Ricard 10-13 June
    Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 17-18 July
    Silverstone Classic 30 July-1 August 
    Historic Grand Prix Zolder 20-22 August
    Spa Six Hours 1-3 October
    Espiritu de Montjuïc Barcelona 22-24 October
    Masters Portimão Festival 29-31 October

  • 2021 Lurani Trophy for Formula Junior Cars (FIA)

    Hockenheim Historic 7-9 May
    Grand Prix De France Historique Paul Ricard 10-13 June
    Nürburgring Oldtimer GP 13-15 August
    Dijon Motors Cup 8-10 October

  • F3 Classic/Formula Renault (HVM)

    Albi 9-11 April
    Dijon 7-9 May
    Grand Prix De France Historique Paul Ricard 10-13 June (non-Championship)
    Brands Hatch Superprix 9-11 July (F3 only, non-Championship)
    Val de Vienne 3-5 September
    Charade 24-26 September
    Lédenon 22-24 October

  • Formula Ford Historic France

    Albi 9-11 April
    Grand Prix De France Historique Paul Ricard 10-13 June (non-Championship)
    Spa Youngtimer Festival 16-18 July (non-Championship)
    Val de Vienne 3-5 September
    Charade 24-26 September
    Lédenon 22-24 October
    Masters Festival Donington 2-3 April

  • GT & Sports Car Cup

    Silverstone International 22-23 Ma
    Nürburgring Oldtimer GP 13-15 August
    Castle Combe 2 October
    Algarve Classic Festival 29-31 October 

  • Historic Formula 2 (HSCC)

    Hockenheim Historic 7-9 May
    Grand Prix De France Historique Paul Ricard 10-13 June
    Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 17-18 July 
    Silverstone Classic July 30-August 1
    Dijon Motors Cup 8-10 October

  • HGPCA

    Hockenheim Historic  7-9 May
    Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or Dijon 4-6 June
    Grand Prix De France Historique Paul Ricard 11-13 June
    Cruise to Colmar (Road trip) 14-17 June
    Brands Hatch Superprix 9-11 July
    Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 16-18 July
    Silverstone Classic 29 July -1 August
    Nürburgring Oldtimer GP 13-15 August
    Spa Six Hours 1-3 October
    Jerez Historic Festival 22-24 October
    Algarve Classic 29-31 October

  • Peter Auto

    Dix Mille Tours Paul Ricard 26-28 March
    Spa Classic 14-16 May
    Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or 4-6 June
    Monza Historic 17-19 September
    Estoril Classic 8-10 October

  • Motor Racing Legends

    (Stirling Moss Trophy, RAC Woodcote Trophy, HTCC, Pre-War Sports)
    Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May
    Thruxton Historic 12-13 June
    Silverstone Classic 30 July-1 August
    Spa Six Hours 1-3 October
    MRL Silverstone GP 30-31 October

  • FFSA Historic Tour (French Championships)

    Albi 9-11 April
    Dijon 7-9 May
    Val de Vienne 3-5 September
    Charade 24-26 September
    Lédenon 22-24 October

  • NK HTGT Dutch Championship

    Hockenheimring 16-18 April
    Zandvoort 4-5 June
    Spa Summer Classic 25-26 June
    Zolder Superprix 9-11 July
    TT Circuit Assen 6-8 August
    Barcelona 3-4 September
    Dijon Motors Cup – 8-10 October

  • Jaguar Classic Challenge

    Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May
    Thruxton Historic 12-13 June
    Spa Six Hours 1-3 October
    MRL Silverstone GP 30-31 October

Calendars

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  • Test

    Not all organisers have confirmed their 2021 series or Championship dates so far, but we will keep this page updated as and when we get news.  The full calendar will be in our January/February issue.

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    Not all organisers have confirmed their 2021 series or Championship dates so far, but we will keep this page updated as and when we get news.  The full calendar will be in our January/February issue.Not all organisers have confirmed their 2021 series or Championship dates so far, but we will keep this page updated as and when we get news.  The full calendar will be in our January/February issue.

  • U2TC

    The famous series for under two litre touring cars ran from 2005 and attracted huge grids of Minis, Ford Lotus Cortinas, 1600 BMWs  and GTA Alfa Romeos, not to mention Volvo Amazon and Fiat Abarth, and was one of the most hotly contested series in Europe.  With finishers often just split seconds apart at the end of the one-hour races on circuits like Spa, Silverstone GP, Dijon, Monza, Imola and Algarve, the series has always attracted the top historic drivers.  The running of the series has been in the hands of Motor Racing Legends since 2019.

    U2TC race administration is carried out by Motor Racing Legends.

     
  • Pre-63' GT

      ...Supported by DK Engineering 

    The crown jewel of the racing world, Pre-'63 GT was the first race of its kind with the now popular '63 cut-off date.  First run as a one-off invitation race in 2009 at the Silverstone Classic, the winner was awarded  with the prestigious Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars.  Some of the most beautiful, and also now most valuable, cars ever made continue to compete for the RAC TT Trophy at Silverstone annually - in 2021 on 30 July-1 August.  Motor Racing Legends took over the race administration and circuit hospitality for the series in 2019 and offer a second race this year at the Legends Thruxton Historic meeting on 12-13 June.  Motor Racing Legends handles entries for the races, but you may also contact Carol Spagg at Historic Motor Racing News directly for eligibility questions,  information and entries.

    Motor Racing Legends.

  • Gentleman Drivers

    Founded way back in 1998, for nearly a decade Historic Motor Racing News organised the Gentleman Drivers series of three-hour endurance races at the best tracks in Europe.  Always run to strict technical regulations, for genuine cars, driven by owner-drivers, it was immensely popular and grids were always oversubscribed. The Masters have run the series, which continues to thrive, since 2006.

     
  • 1000Km

    The Historic Motor Racing News 1000KM series, gave sports prototypes from 1964-1971 the opportunity to run as they were intended, in long distance endurance races, where teamwork and strategy played a big part.  With Lola T70s, GT40s, Chevrons and invited GT cars such as Porsche RSR, the 1000KM races were always spectacular.  Historic Motor Racing News still runs occasional races for these cars on an invitation basis.

     

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U2TC

The famous series for under two litre touring cars ran from 2005 and attracted huge grids of Minis, Ford Lotus Cortinas, 1600 BMWs  and GTA Alfa Romeos, not to mention Volvo Amazon and Fiat Abarth, and was one of the most hotly contested series in Europe.  With finishers often just split seconds apart at the end of the one-hour races on circuits like Spa, Silverstone GP, Dijon, Monza, Imola and Algarve, the series has always attracted the top historic drivers.  The running of the series has been in the hands of Motor Racing Legends since 2019.

U2TC race administration is carried out by Motor Racing Legends.

Pre-'63 GT

  ...Supported by DK Engineering 

The crown jewel of the racing world, Pre-'63 GT was the first race of its kind with the now popular '63 cut-off date.  First run as a one-off invitation race in 2009 at the Silverstone Classic, the winner was awarded  with the prestigious Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars.  Some of the most beautiful, and also now most valuable, cars ever made continue to compete for the RAC TT Trophy at Silverstone annually - in 2021 on 30 July-1 August.  Motor Racing Legends took over the race administration and circuit hospitality for the series in 2019 and offer a second race this year at the Legends Thruxton Historic meeting on 12-13 June.  Motor Racing Legends handles entries for the races, but you may also contact Carol Spagg at Historic Motor Racing News directly for eligibility questions,  information and entries.

Motor Racing Legends.

Gentleman Drivers

Founded way back in 1998, for nearly a decade Historic Motor Racing News organised the Gentleman Drivers series of three-hour endurance races at the best tracks in Europe.  Always run to strict technical regulations, for genuine cars, driven by owner-drivers, it was immensely popular and grids were always oversubscribed. The Masters have run the series, which continues to thrive, since 2006.

1000Km

The Historic Motor Racing News 1000KM series, gave sports prototypes from 1964-1971 the opportunity to run as they were intended, in long distance endurance races, where teamwork and strategy played a big part.  With Lola T70s, GT40s, Chevrons and invited GT cars such as Porsche RSR, the 1000KM races were always spectacular.  Historic Motor Racing News still runs occasional races for these cars on an invitation basis.

 

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Results Archive

 

2005

Dijon: results

Oulton Park: results

Donington: results

Magny Cours: results

Silverstone: results

2004

Dijonl: results

Donington: Results

Estoril: Results

Pau: Results

Spa: Results

2003

Donington: Results

 

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Pre-'63 GT Archives

Results Archive

 

2019

Donnington Historic Festival: 2019-Donington-Pre63GT

Silverstone Classic: 2019-Silverstone-Pre63GT

2018

Donnington Historic Festival: 2018-Donington-Pre63GT

Silverstone Classic: 2018-Silverstone-Pre63GT

2017

Silverstone Classic: 2017-Silverstone-Pre63GT

2016

Silverstone Classic: Pre-'63 GT Results

Spa Six Hours Meeting: 2016-Spa-Pre63GT

2015 

Silverstone Classic: 2015-Silverstone-Pre63GT

Spa Six Hours Meeting: Pre-'63 GT Results

2014

Donnington Historic Festival:  Pre-'63 GT Results

Silverstone Classic:  2014-Silverstone-Pre63GT

2013 

Donnington Historic Festival:  Pre-'63 GT Results

Silverstone Classic:  Pre-'63 GT Results

Spa Six Hours Meeting: 2013-Spa-Pre63GT

2012

Donington Historic Festival: Pre-'63 GT results

Monza Coppa Intereuropa: Pre-'63 GT Results

Silverstone Classic: Pre-63 GT Results

2011 

Donington Historic Festival: Pre-'63 GT Results

Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or Dijon: Pre-'63 GT Results

Silverstone Classic: Pre-'63 GT (RAC TT) Results

Spa Six Hour Meeting: Pre-'63 GT Results

2010 

Silverstone Classic: Pre-'63 GT (RAC TT) Results 

 

  

  

  

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 1000KM Archives

Results Archive

2019

Estoril Classic: 1000Km Results (Race 1)  1000Km Results (Race 2)

2017

Donington Historic Festival: 1000Km Results 

2016

Donington Historic Festival: 1000Km Results 

2015

Donington Historic Festival: 1000Km Results

2013

Donington Historic Festival: 1000km Results

Dijon Motors Cup: 1000km Results

Paul Ricard: 1000km Results

2012 

Donington Historic Festival: 1000km results

Monza Coppa Intereuropa: 1000km (4 hours) Results, 1000km (Sprint) Results

Algarve Classic Festival: 1000km Results

2011

Donington Historic Festival: 1000km Results

Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or Dijon: 1000km Results

Algarve Classic Festival: 1000km Results

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2013 Poster

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National and Club Championships 2022

The calendar for the coming season is not yet finalised or complete,
but we post here the events that have so far been notified to us.
These dates may change and we will continue to update and complete
the missing events as and when we receive more information.

For the moment all dates are provisional

Please send us any additions and corrections you may have.

Request an Amendment

Last Update: 10-01-2022

Classic Sports Car Club (UK) www.classicsportscarclub.co.uk
Snetterton 300 – 2-3 April

Thruxton 23-24 April

Anglesea 14-15 May
Brands Hatch GP 28-29 May

Donington Park National 28-29 May

Brand Hatch 3-4 June

Spa Francorchamps 23-26 June

Castle Combe 16-17 July
Oulton Park 30-31 July

Oulton Park 29 August

Donington 10-11 September

Silverstone GP 8-9 October
Cadwell Park 29 October

Equipe Classic Racing (UK) equipeclassicracing.com

Brands Hatch Indy19 March

Snetterton 300 18 April

Oulton Park 21 May

Brands Hatch GP Circuit, 29 May
Silverstone GP 11-12 June

Donington Park 3 July

Snetterton 300 6 August

Silverstone National 10 September


Historic Sports Car Club (UK) https://hscc.org.uk
Brands Hatch Indy 2-3 April
Snetterton 300 23-24 April
Silverstone International Trophy 14-15 May
Cadwell Park Wolds Trophy 4-5 June
Donington Park 18-19 June
Brands Hatch Legends of Superprix 9-10 July
Oulton Park Gold Cup 29-31 July
Oulton Park 6 August
Classic Silverstone 26-28 August
Croft Nostalgia 3-4 Spetmeber
Spa Six Hours Meeting 30 September-2 October
Mallory Park 18-19 September
Silverstone Finals 15-16 October
Walter Hayes Trophy Silverstone 5-6 November

YTCC ‘60‘70‘80 (NL) www.ytcc.nl

Magny-Cours Historic 25-27 March
Hockenheim Historic 6-8 May

Masters Historic Brands Hatch 27-29 May

Spa Summer Classic 24-26 June

RGB Saisonfinale Nürburgring 30 September-2 October

Assen 28-30 October

Race Ready - Iberian Historic Endurance (PT) www.raceready.pt
Espiritú de Montjuïc 2-3 April
Estoril Spring Welcome 9-10 April
Grand Prix Historique de Pau 20-22 May
Jarama 4-5 June
Spa 3 Hours 24-26 June
Vila Real 103 July
Algarve Summer Party 30-31 July
24H Barcelona 10-11 September
Braga 24-25 September
Estoril Classics 8-9 October
Espiritú del Jarama 22-23 October
250Km Estoril

SVRA (USA) svra.com

Auto Club Speedway (CA) 5-7 February

Sebring 18-21 (FL) February

Charlotte Motor Speedaway (NC)18-21 March

Road Atlanta (GA) 25-28 March
Nola Motorsports Park (LA) 8-10 April
Trans Am Speedfest Laguna Seca (CA) 21-24 April
Sonoma Raceway (CA) 28 April-1 May
Road America (WI) 19-22 May
Memorial Day Classic Lime Rock Park (CT) 27-30 May
Ridge Motorsports Park (WA) 10-12 June
Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IN) 16-19 June
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (OH) 23-26 June
Portland International Raceway (OR) 14-17 July
New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJ) 29-31 July
Willow Springs International Raceway (CA) 2-4 September
Watkins Glen International (NY) 7-11 September
Virginia International Raceway (VA) 6-9 October
Utah Motorsports Campus (UT) 14-16 October
Circuit of the Americas (TX) 3-6 November

HSR (USA) hsrrace.com

Sebring (FL) 6-8 April
The Mitty Road Atlanta (GA) 28-April-1 May
Barber Motorsports Park (AL) 19-22 May
Monterey Pre-Reunion Laguna Seca (CA) 12-14 August

Monterey Motorsports Reunion Laguna Seca (CA) 17-20 August
Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival Road America (WI) 15-18 September
Fall Historics Road Atlanta (GA) 13-16 October
Classic Daytona & Daytona Historics (FL) 2-6 November
Classic Sebring 12 Hour & Sebring Historics (FL) 30 November-4 December

Calendars

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Oldtimer GP Classic Cancelled for 2021

28 July, 2021 - After speculation over the last ten days, it was finally announced that the Oldtimer-Grand-Prix, which was to take place on 13-15 August, is cancelled for this year.   The German authorities are using the circuit facilities as operations headquarters for emergency services dealing with the aftermath of the extreme flooding in the area around the Nürburgring.

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