Iconic Silverstone Grand Prix layout awaits stacked BARC entry list

22 Jun 17

The British Automobile Racing Club returns to Silverstone this weekend (24/25 June) for a bumper two days of high-octane club motorsport, with no less than 14 championships competing.

With less than a month to go until the Formula 1 British Grand Prix takes place at the Northamptonshire venue, the GP configuration of the iconic track will be in use and is set to provide plenty of thrills.

Britcar Endurance tops the bill with a 50-minute sprint and two-hour endurance scheduled to take place on day one. Boasting a combined grid of more than 60 cars, all manner of machines are set to duke it out with a string of high-profile names also competing. From supercars to saloons, the resurgence of Britcar has been clear to see.

Notable names on the entry list include TV baker turned keen racing driver Paul Hollywood, who will pair with Andrew Howard in the Beechdean-run Aston Martin Vantage GT4 whilst BTCC team boss Stewart Lines is also set to compete.

Championship leader Simon Rudd will once again pilot his Ginetta G55 GT4 but will be partnered with Will Phillips instead of Tom Barley. With a multitude of classes within the series, the inter-race battles are set to rage on throughout the field.

The Classic Touring Car Racing Club will be keen to leave their mark on Silverstone too as they also head into the weekend with a stacked entry list.

No less than ten championships are scheduled to compete at Silverstone this weekend, providing a wide spectrum of iconic cars going wheel-to-wheel. Amalgamating five categories each into a race, track action is going to as frenetic as ever and nothing short of entertaining.

If you’re looking for a championship that boasts a vast selection of machinery then look no further than the Kumho BMW Championship. With no less than eight different classes, variety is the spice of life with all manner of German machines being represented.

Marking the fourth stop on the calendar, race winners have been coming thick and fast with several drivers emerging as standout contenders. Those to watch include Oliver Taylor, James Card, James Macintyre-Ure, Paul Travers and Chris Cheverall.

There is plenty to see in the Luna Logistics Classic Formula Ford Championship too. Based around two classes where drivers pilot the iconic machines that dazzled decades ago, the series makes pays its second visit to Silverstone after kicking off their campaign around the National circuit.

This season has seen a wide variety of race winners with the likes of Mark Bates, former champion Adriano Medeiros, Nigel Lingwood and Stuart Kestenbaum all triumphing.

Rounding off those in action is the popular King Henry’ Taverns Clubmans Championship, a front-engined prototype series and the Mini Miglia/Se7en Championship.