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Historic Touring Car Races Set to Expand in 2012

1966-1985 Touring Car racing is set to become more widespread with expanded grids and more races in 2012. Will you be there?

Following a successful inaugural year in 2011, the JD Classics Challenge – an all-new race series for historic Touring Cars organised by Motor Racing Legends – is set to expand to cover 1966-1985 cars. As long as they comply with the correct period regs for either the BTCC (or British Saloon Car Championship, as it used to be known) or ETCC (the European Touring Car Championship), they are eligable for the burgeoning series.

'We have pushed the eligibility start-date back from 1972 to 1966,” said Duncan Wiltshire of Motor Racing Legends, “to bring such iconic and much-loved models as Ford Anglias and the earlier Escorts out to play – and provide an even better spectacle for race-goers.

'We’ll also consider cars complying with other National regs, on a case-by-case basis.


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