As the racing season gets longer and longer, Motor Racing Legends is offering its competitors one last fling at the Motor Racing Legends Silverstone GP Meeting on 21-22 October. Now firmly established as the MRL season-closer, the two-day programme has something for everyone on the bill including: The Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup three-hour endurance race for Pre ‘66 GT and Touring Cars and Pre ‘61 sports cars, The Jaguar Classic Challenge for Pre ‘66 racing Jaguars (60 mins), The Historic Touring Car Challenge with Tony Dron Trophy & Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC (60 mins) and The Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy & Stirling Moss Trophy for Pre ‘56 Sports Cars and Pre ‘61 Sports Racing Cars (60 mins).
Part of a two-race series (with one round at Donington at the beginning of the season), The Pall Mall Cup is a relatively new innovation from MRL, offering a rare opportunity to participate in a three-hour race on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. It is open to a wide range of cars – as long as they are in a correct Pre ‘66 specification. Touring Cars in all shapes and sizes have featured in previous editions lining up with grass roots GT cars such as MGBs and TVRs right through to Lotus Elans, ground shaking AC Cobras and E-type Jaguars. Previously top honours have gone to 1950s Sports Racing Cars, such as Listers and Lotus XV.
Each car can be shared by two or three drivers, and at least one pit stop must be made for re-fuelling. Run out of the International Paddock at the Wing building, all teams are provided with a garage. The race will be held on Saturday with qualifying in the morning and the three-hour race kicking off just before 3pm and concluding in the dusk on the last weekend of British Summer Time.
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