Silverstone Classic confirmed for July date
Don't miss the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival! The Silverstone Classic has confirmed July 20-22 as the dates for 2018
The Silverstone Classic is now confirmed for 20-22 July, following the FIA formally ratifying its 2018 calendar following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council.
With the British Grand Prix’s July 8 date now firm, the Classic can now be rubber stamped in its usual slot, two weeks after Formula 1 has departed from Silverstone.
Although full details of the on and off track entertainment are yet to be released, as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, it will attract over 1000 race entries that span F1, GT, touring and sports cars.
New for the 2018 Classic is the addition of the recently launched Masters Endurance Legends for sports prototype and GT cars dating from 1995 to 2011 – adding a more contemporary element to the line-up.
Other confirmed grids include the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for Pre ’56 Sportscars, the Stirling Moss Trophy for Pre ’61 Sportscars, the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Pre ’63 GT Cars, the International Trophy for Classic GT Cars (Pre ’66) and FIA Masters Historic Sportscars.
More than half a century of F1 history will feature across the Pre ’66 Grand Prix Cars and FIA Masters Historic Formula 1 grids. Other single-seaters will include the Historic Formula Junior series, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary at the Classic.
Although the full touring car line-up is yet to be confirmed, the American-based Trans-Atlantic Touring Car Trophy will return in front of the 100,000 plus visitors expected.
We'll keep you updated and there's more on the Silverstone Classic website.