#35 Andrew Howard \ Jonny Adam \ Harry Whale \ Jamie Chadwick \#35 Andrew Howard \ Jonny Adam \ Harry Whale \ Jamie Chadwick \ Ross Gunn - Aston Martin Vantage - night qualifying for the Britcar Dunlop 24hr race at Silverstone Circuit Northamptonshire England. Friday 24th April 2015. Photo: Dave Ayres - Picturesports This weekend (April 1st - 3rd) sees the return of the quieter 24 Hour race at Silverstone for its 2nd year. A change of management sees Britcar hand over to Creventic, who also run the 7 race “24 Hour Series".
The change in management has expanded the interest in the race with entries this year from as far as field as Lebanon, Hong Kong and numerous European counties joining a 15 strong UK contingent, for 24 hours of excitement.
Alas, Beechdean's Aston Martin (pictured) who won last years race are not back to defend the title.
The fickle British weather is playing its part with only some light rain in the early hours of Sunday morning forecast, all of which will add to the mix.
The weekend is also the first outing for the Britcar Prototype Series which will see the works supported Ginetta G57s running against the likes of Rileys, Aquilla, Rapier, Praga R1, Tampolli and Radicals. The grid hasn’t been announced, yet for a series just out of development, the works Ginetta support is a real success story.
Also racing are the Historic Racing Drivers Club and the ever entertaining Super 7 Inter Series. Qualifying and racing starts on Friday with night practice for the 24 Hour on Friday evening. More racing on Saturday with the 24 Hour race getting underway at 4pm.
Incidentally, the HRDC web site is well worth a visit. The style of the site is very much in keeping with the Historic theme. Excellent stuff. www.hrdc.eu
So, cameras cleaned. Rain gear and kettle packed, just in case. Looking forward to an excellent 3 days of racing.