Donington confirmed for second Equipe 3-Hour Classic Relay
Donington Park will play host to a 100-vehicle roster for the second Equipe 3-Hour Classic Relay event – and the cars already confirmed are amazing!
On July 14, the second iteration of the hugely successful Equipe 3-Hour Classic Relay will take place at Donington Park. The challenging circuit follows on from the inaugaural event hosted at Silverstone last year, with up to 100 vehicles being entered – guaranteeing tyre-burning mayhem from start to finish!
Donington Park is known as a challenging circuit, making it one of the preferred destination for racers of classic vehicles.
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John Pearson, Equipe Classic Racing partner, commented: ‘Last season's relay was a tremendous success, with a unique pit atmosphere and great team camaraderie. This year has many returning teams and additional exciting new marques, plus the added bonus of the move to Donington – many drivers’ favourite circuit.’
As the UK’s only historic long distance team event, the Equipe Relay specifically targets pre-’66 GT and GTS vehicles with entries as far as appendix K specification, including an incredible array of machinery.
Ranging from the regulars such as Austin-Healeys, MGs, Morgans, Lotuses and Triumphs, there will even be several Marcos’ joining the fray, along with an Elva Courier, Tornado Talisman, Diva and a pair of particularly rare Triumph SLRs.
Teams are made up of two to four vehicles each, with a maximum of one vehicle from each team on the track at any one time, making for tantalising strategic opportunities in regards to car and driver changes.
Internationally recognised expert, Martin Dewey, will be in charge of handicapping, a crucial element of the event. With Dewey’s guidance, the event should see all cars band together for a frenzied final dash to the finish line.
John Yea, managing director of British Motor Heritage, has confirmed BMH will continue to sponsor the event, whilst also returning as a driver for the second time. Prizes will be offered to the top three in addition to class winners according to the handicap rules.
Yea added: ‘We are delighted to once again be backing this excellent event, which harmonises the passion and enthusiasm of our historic car drivers better than any other race now run in the UK.’