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NK HTGT, the Dutch pre-‘66 championship for Touring, GT and GTP cars has been running for more than 20 years.  Though registered as a National Championship, it runs many of its races at circuits in other European countries each year and attracts an international entry.

Erwin van Lieshout is Dutch Champion

Cars run to Appendix K and points are awarded according to class performance, so there can be many contenders for the title.  In 2019 Erwin van Lieshout scored an unbroken run of GTS11 class victories in his Porsche 911, taking maximum points at every race, and well deserves his title as 2019 Dutch Champion.  The runner-up position was decided on the last lap of the last race, with Jaap van de Ende just pipping Norbert Gross in the Ford Falcon he shares with Martin Bijleveld.  Competition was fierce in the big GT class.  In the end it was NK HTGT debutant Roger Grouwels who amassed the most points in his Iso Rivolta, helped by a couple of non-scores for Rhea Sautter and Andy Newall in the German’s Jaguar E-type. Fastest man in the field was unquestionably Bob Stevens in his Lotus Elan, but he had an unlucky season, which fortunately ended on a high with a great victory in the last race at Dijon-Prenois. In 2020, the NK HTGT will race at six different circuits in four European countries:

17-19 April Preis der Stadt Stuttgart – (Hockenheimring)

23-24 May Historic Zandvoort Trophy

26-28 June Spa Summer Classic

July 10-12 Zolder Superprix

7-9 August Gamma Racing Day (TT Circuit Assen)

16-18 October Motors Cup – Le Mans Bugatti

Known for its good value, and thanks to new title sponsor Nolte Küchen and loyal sponsor Gamma, an entire season of racing in the NK HTGT still costs only €3150. Single weekend entries are just €795. For information visit www.nkhtgt.nl.

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