Preview: HSCC Touring Cars and Single Seaters
The Historic Sports Car Club has opened up its Historic Touring Car Championship for 2020 to 1300cc Austin A30s, A35s, A40s and Morris Minors. Previously, these cars were only admitted into the championship for Pre-‘66 Touring Cars with the 1150cc or smaller engines they had in period. Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC said: “This is a logical step to offer a group of cars the chance to race with the HSCC.”
1300cc Austin A30s, A35s and A40s can now run in the HSCC Touring Car Championship
In a further announcement the Club revealed plans for a new race category for up to 2-litre single-seater racing cars from the 1980s, to be titled the Geoff Lees Trophy in deference to one of the UK’s most popular and successful single-seater racers of the era. The series will be open to Formula 2, Formula Atlantic, Formula 3, Formula Ford 2000 and Formula Super Vee cars built and raced during the 1980s, and there will be an invitation class for other suitable period single-seaters such as Formula Vauxhall Lotus and Formula Renault.
The Club’s Historic Formula 2 Championship has a cut-off date of 1978, so it is hoped that the Geoff Lees Trophy will appeal to owners of 2-litre F2 cars built from 1979 to the end of the category in 1984.
Cars must be in original specification with only the addition of current safety requirements and have current FIA papers or HSCC Vehicle Identification Forms as proof of conformity.
Pilot races are planned for the second half of 2020 before a fuller programme of races in 2021. A good response to this has already been received and the Club is confident of good grids.