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Silverstone Classic
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Peter Mallett
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20 Jul 2018 to 22 Jul 2018 07:30 to 18:30
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Location: Silverstone Northants

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Formula Junior World Tour finale (races x 2)

Motor Racing Legends:
Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy;
Stirling moss Trophy;
HTCC and Tony Dron Trophy.
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Old 26 Jul 2018, 14:36 (Ref:3838883)   #136
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Is there another series which does run or has run supertourers in the UK?
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Old 26 Jul 2018, 14:43 (Ref:3838886)   #137
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I suppose the super tourers could run in the various regional saloon/gt series and classic touring thunder whatever,bit of a pot hunt,run in rod birleys lot!
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Old 26 Jul 2018, 15:04 (Ref:3838891)   #138
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I suppose the super tourers could run in the various regional saloon/gt series and classic touring thunder whatever,bit of a pot hunt,run in rod birleys lot!
They've run in various saloon championships over the years - usually just one or two cars only though. It's great to see a larger grid of them all together - maybe they could loosen the rules a bit? So you can use non-standard parts (different gearbox / engine) use fibreglass rather than kevlar for panels etc etc. That would bring the cost of running them down.

Classic Thunder would seem the most likely home for them - they'd get stitched up in some of the other championships due to their level of modification - they wouldn't just drop into the "2 litre" class, things like non standard engine location, sequential gearbox would see them jumping up through the class structure.
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Old 26 Jul 2018, 17:45 (Ref:3838914)   #139
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Marcus Pye- had to be!

Combining v Jones and JR’s observations on Super Tourers, the cars were originally built with a lot of one-off parts, making them too sophisticated for a lot of normal historic racers to run..... Even the previous Group A cars were far more trick than they appear from the outside!

Anyone else think it was strange that there were no CSLs in the HTCC race? Lots of them about......
Yes although I thought I heard when listening to the commentary that there was a late addition no55.Normally most of them I've seen racing race with Peter Auto in the Touring Cup
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Old 26 Jul 2018, 17:59 (Ref:3838917)   #140
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I suppose the super tourers could run in the various regional saloon/gt series and classic touring thunder whatever,bit of a pot hunt,run in rod birleys lot!

That's what they did before their own championship/series, mostly running in Formula Saloons, back then.
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Old 26 Jul 2018, 18:06 (Ref:3838919)   #141
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Cars are very expensive to run,i know someone who ran one in the Formula Saloons,car came with huge amount of spares,most of which were scrap!Cars used lots of one off parts,shame because they are good.

Yep, I know! They were all originally built and run as factory works cars on factory budgets (millions per year by the end of 99/2000) with the commensurate parts lifing, which is why you will see the retirements in this type of racing, the cars are high tech to run, the parts and running gear/engines will be tired and all hard/expensive to replace. Ash Sutton's Honda blew and engine on the SC test day!
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Amazing cars but looks like people are waking up and smelling the coffee.
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 00:13 (Ref:3838975)   #143
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Definitely in favour of dropping Super Tourers.
Poor entries prevail at most rounds with Brands scraping the race before the meeting started.
Maybe a couple of feature races a year would be appropriate.
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Old 27 Jul 2018, 07:38 (Ref:3839026)   #144
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Just a quick one, got round to it at last but here's my vid from last Sundays action if anyone interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qrClOTL1WM
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A couple of batches from my three days at and off track:
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and a few static ones.
There are galleries from each day on my website.
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Saturday-only spectator on Car Club deal this year. Decent value that way.
Having trekked the length and breadth of Silverstone for the Blancpain and British GT, took the easy route and settled in the Village grandstand for the day.
Some good racing and big screen opposite helped.
Took photos through the day, but really needed more than 200mm lens. So far only Masters Endurance on Flickr at - https://www.flickr.com/gp/dwh38/oi28h0
Not sure we need BoP on that series - surely its about seeing the cars raced, not pot-hunting (or am I deluded ?).
Surprised to see a Tesla parade lap - feels like Silverstone have sold their soul ! (Yeah, I know it might be the future, but we ain't there yet)
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Old 28 Jul 2018, 07:06 (Ref:3839221)   #148
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Does Formula Saloons still run?
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Nowt wrong with Teslas .... I prefer the sight and sound of a Lola T70 of course but as a road car the Tesla is brilliant. And it's more interesting as amarque than some of the dreck given a parade. Not that I would have any parades at all as even a 1000 dawdling 911s is dull compared to a Formula Junior race.



I believe the Tesla OC had volunteered to provide shuttle service for drivers and VIPs between national and international paddocks so they earned their moment in the sun .
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Nowt wrong with Teslas .... I prefer the sight and sound of a Lola T70 of course but as a road car the Tesla is brilliant. And it's more interesting as a marque than some of the dreck given a parade. Not that I would have any parades at all...

I believe the Tesla OC had volunteered to provide shuttle service for drivers and VIPs between national and international paddocks so they earned their moment in the sun .
I remember the BDC having a parade 10 years or so ago, and when the leading cars were coming round to start a second lap they were confronted by cars still flooding on.... Chaos!

Yes the Tesla ‘owners group’ (not club apparently) thoroughly deserved a lap or two after volunteering their cars all weekend. Very much appreciated by many of us!
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