Jerez Historic Festival

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After a year off Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto hosted the fourth edition of the Jerez Historic Festival on 21-22 October, organised by Scuderia Targa Iberia.  Variable weather conditions prevailed, with drivers that arrived on Thursday encountering a howling gale and flooding on the circuit, with trees down on the motorway and in Jerez. 

Photos Álvaro Rivero

What should have been test sessions for the modern grids were washed out.  The sun and warm temperatures returned on Saturday and, though Sunday’s forecast was dire, the racers escaped with only a little rain.  Local grids included the Iberian Historic Endurance, Carrera Los 80s, Group 1 & Mini, as well as races for modern Super 7s and Super Cars, while international grids were the HGPCA and Formula Junior, the latter running in the final round of the Lurani Trophy.

Just one week before the Algarve Classic Festival, many of the Formula Junior and HGPCA drivers stayed on and doubled their Iberian racing pleasure. As always with Targa Iberia, the event emphasised non-racing family attractions for the public including games, dancing, shows and exhibitions.

See a full report of the meeting in our December 2023 issue….

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