The Historic Sports Car Club will re-introduce an endurance race into its 2023 schedule with a three-hour pre ‘66 GT race on the Snetterton 200 circuit on Sunday April 23. Recreating the former Autosport Three Hour race, organisers are hoping to attract competitors that normally compete in the HSCC’s Guards Trophy as well as a range of other championships and series. Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC said, “Cars from Classic K, Gentleman Drivers, GT and Sports Car Cup, Equipe GTS, Ecurie GTS, and Motor Racing Legends will all be eligible for this one-off race, and where necessary, day membership of the HSCC will be included in the entry fee.” The Club has also announced changes to its Guards Trophy series, which is open to pre-‘66 GT cars and pre-‘69 sports racing cars.
Notably, race distances will be increased to 60 minutes from the previous 45 minutes, with mandatory pit stops and the option of two drivers. This year Guards drivers will take in six races including the Silverstone Grand Prix and Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuits, Donington Park and, provisionally, the Oulton Park Gold Cup. A race at Mondello Park in Ireland in August is also under consideration. Special refuelling arrangements will be in place, and a widened choice of tyres is being considered.
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