The British Automobile Racing Club and Classic Touring Car Championship will welcome two new categories for 2017 with the additions of both the VTEC Challenge and Smart 4Two Cup.
In what is already one of the largest club championships in the country, the Classic Touring Car grid is renowned for its diversity and edge-of-the-seat thrills – something that both the VTEC Challenge and 4Two Cup bring with them.
Launched in 2011, the VTEC Challenge returns to the BARC fold following a short absence and has grown in stature in recent years. All manner of Honda performance cars will be welcomed including Integras, Accords, S200s, Preludes and the world renowned Civic.
Tackling some of the UK’s most infamous circuits, the VTEC Challenge is designed to promote cost effective and competitive racing. Couple that with the additional support from Toyo Tires and a number of Honda Tuning companies and the benefits of racing in the Honda series become even more appealing.
A multi-class system also ensures that parity is provided throughout the championship at each event as well as any combination of engine and chassis can enter the series.
Despite being small in stature, the Smart 4Two Cup packs a serious punch from its diminutive three-cylinder, turbocharged engine with close quarter racing often underlining the skills of the drivers as they battle to get the best from their machines.
Like the VTEC Challenge, the Smart 4Two Cup was created in 2011 and has since gone on to build strong ties around Europe. With a trio of classes ensuring a level playing field is provided in the battle for superiority, the 4Two Cup is set for an enthralling 2017 campaign.
For more information on the Classic Touring Car Championship and its 2017 calendar, click here.