Rockingham to host Citroen C1 Racing 24-hour race in 2018

17 Oct 17

The C1 Racing Club will break new ground in 2018 as they kick off their second season with a 24-hour race at Rockingham.

Scheduled to take place between 11-13 May, the low-cost, value-for-money endurance series will become the first organisation to stage 24-hour race around the popular Northamptonshire circuit.

Launched in April of this year under the Absolute Alignment Citroen C1 Challenge banner, the series has proved to be a smash hit, boasting bumper grids at Cadwell Park, Pembrey and Snetterton.

Set to race on the International Super Sports Car Circuit, the same track layout that the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship uses, the action is set to be as frenetic as ever.

Meyrick Cox, Chairman of the C1 Racing Club, said: “Rockingham has amongst the best facilities of any circuit in the UK, so we are thrilled that Rockingham and East Northants Council has been so supportive. It should be a great weekend and I look forward to racing Peter in his Team Rockingham C1.

“The C1 Racing Challenge is going from strength to strength. Our first season saw grids building from eight cars at our first race to over 40 cars at the Spa 24-hour. Next season will be really exciting, as we now have over 75 cars built or in build, so we expect full grids and even better racing.

“C1 Racing seems to have caught the zeitgeist of the moment, with its focus on low-cost endurance racing. The cars only cost around £3,800 to build and the regulations allow little freedom to spend money on development, so there is almost no performance difference between the cars. We also have a strong focus on driving standards to reduce accident damage.

“Having had so many C1 entries for the Spa 24-hour race, run by our friends in 2CVRT, we took the decision to run our own UK-based 24-hour race. This is a big step for such a young series and is the first new 24-hour race in the UK for over a decade.”