HVM Racing categories

 

THE SPIRIT OF THE GT CLASSIC TROPHY
It is now possible for GT cars from the 80's and 90's to compete in real races in meetings dedicated to history.
The GT Classic Trophy is a multi-brand trophy with Porsche, Ferrari, Viper, Venturi, Vertigo, TVR, Lamborghini, Lotus, Alpine, Corvette, and many other cars.

ELIGIBLE CARS
- GT spirit cars, competition or series cars, branded cup cars whose basic model was released before 31/12/2000.
- Group 4 and Group 5 all periods until 31/12/2000.
- Specifically designated in the list of eligible cars.
More than 140 models are eligible: Alpine, Porsche, Venturi, Camaro, Viper, BMW, Corvette, Toyota, Ferrari, Maserati, TVR, Honda, Marcos, TVR, Mustang, etc...
The promoter reserves the possibility to welcome "guest" competitors out of the ranking with cars close to the eligible cars, in the GTC X class such as the Porsche 996 Cup or the Ferrari F430 Challenge for example.
PTH not mandatory

CARS DIVIDED INTO 5 CLASSES
The Trophy has 5 classes:
GTC 1 - GTC 2 - GTC 3 - GTC 4 - GTC X (guest cars).
The distribution of the cars in the different classes is made according to the performances of the cars and at the initiative of the Promoter.
Attention: since 2021, the weight/power ratio of each car is made according to the table below: 
Weight / Power ratio
 - less than 2,49 : GTC X
 - 2.50 to 3.49 : GTC 1
- 3.50 to 4.49 : GTC 2
- 4.50 to 4.99 : GTC 3
 - More than 5.0 : GTC 4

EVENT FORMATS 
1 private practice session included in the entry fee.
1 qualifying practice session of 20 minutes.
2 races of max 25 minutes - (possibility of 2 drivers per car - 1 race each).

CLASSIFICATIONS & CHAMPIONSHIP
It will be established :
- A classification by class
- A classification regrouping all the drivers of the different categories according to their number of points acquired in each class.
The points for the Trophy are attributed to the class, a title of GT Classic Champion will be awarded in addition to the titles of Winner of each class.

Drivers holding a valid national or international license issued by the FFSA or by a foreign ASN (countries assimilated by the FIA) will automatically be entered in the French Historic Circuits Championship and score for the title (except for GTCX whose base model is later than 31/12/2000), such as Benoit Romac (2018 Champion), Laurent Sabatier (2020 Champion) and Sébastien Mathieu (2021 Champion)

SPONSORSHIP
A driver (the sponsor) can sponsor a new driver (the godchild) to participate in one or several races of the GT Classic Trophy (the godchild being a driver who has never driven in the Trophy since its existence).
At the time of the godchild's first registration in an event, he will not have to pay the special fee of 240 € in addition to the cost of the registration (cf. art. 3.2.3), and the sponsor will benefit from a 20% discount on the amount of the registration of the event in which the godchild participates.
For each participation of the godchild in an event during the same season, the sponsor will benefit from a 20% discount on the amount of the entry fee of the event in which the godchild participates

THE SPIRIT OF THE F3 AND F. RENAULT CLASSIC TROPHIES
Initiated at the end of the 90's, the "F3 Classic Trophy" essentially brings together single-seaters designed in the 70's and 80's, powered by 2-litre engines with intake restrictions. The most famous manufacturers of the time having all tried their hand at it, we can see today the starting grids embellished with the presence of multiple March, Ralt, Martini, Chevron... Many of them display their war paintwork of the time, reminding us that they once ran in the hands of future F1 tenors. As for their current drivers, they are not only French, but also regularly English, Monegasque or Italian.
For twenty years, the "Trophée F. Renault Classic" has essentially brought together two large families of single-seaters: the turbocharged "Formule Renault" of the 1980s, and the 1721cc "Atmo" version that succeeded it. Knowing that beyond the differences, one and the other displays close performances thanks to a judiciously established technical equivalence. As for the drivers, it is not rare to find among them some of the leaders of the time, too happy to renew in this way with such a founding category.

ELIGIBLE CARS
F3 Classic Trophy :
Single-seaters type Formula 3 of 2000cm3, built and having participated in official races before 31/12/1984.

Formula Renault Classic Trophy :
Single-seaters type "Formula Renault" built and having participated in official races before 31/12/1994 (in all their versions National, Europe, Turbo, Atmo, etc....).

Guests :
Single-seaters with performances close to those of category A (example: Formula Atlantic, Ford 2000, Formula Super V, Formula Renault, etc...).

CLASSIFICATIONS & CHAMPIONSHIP
F3 Classic
Only one general classification is established for the Formula 3 2000 cm3 drivers

F. Renault Classic
A classification is established for the F. Renault Turbo drivers.
A classification is established for the F. Renault Atmo drivers.

Drivers holding a valid national or international licence issued by the FFSA or by a foreign ASN (countries assimilated by the FIA) will be automatically entered in the French Historic Circuits Championship and will score for the title.

EVENT FORMATS
Dijon, Albi, Lédenon, Magny-Cours, Val de Vienne :
1 private practice session.
1 qualifying session of 20 minutes.
2 races of maximum 30 minutes.

KENNOL Grand Prix de France Historique :
1 qualifying practice session of 20 minutes.
2 races of 30 minutes.

THE SPIRIT OF THE MAXI 1300 SERIES
The rules allow a reasonable preparation by accepting only the "competition" options provided by the manufacturer (ex groups 1, 2, 3, 4) in order to improve the performances while keeping the historical character of the cars. The MAXI 1300 SERIES Trophy is an ideal formula to start in VHC without a big budget, but it also allows experienced drivers to fight for the places of honor at the wheel of very powerful cars.
It is common to see more than 25 cars on the starting grid, including the iconic Mini Cooper S, Alpine A110 or Simca Rallye 2, but also rarer cars such as Honda S800 and Civic, Matra Jet, CG, Ginetta G15, Mini Marcos, Jem and other British rarities.
The atmosphere that reigns within this group of enthusiasts contributes greatly to the success of the Trophy. Mutual aid, good humour and a competitive spirit make the meetings pleasant and the races always exciting!

ELIGIBLE CARS
The MAXI 1300 SERIES Trophy is reserved for sedans and GT cars of less than 1300 cm3 produced before December 31st 1980. Other cars of similar categories and/or periods presenting a particular interest may be admitted individually on request.

EVENT FORMATS
1 qualifying practice session of 20 mn.
2 races of 25 mn (possibility of 2 drivers/car)
New : the Maxi 1300 trophy will share its grid with the Maxi 2L Classic trophy

CLASSIFICATIONS & CHAMPIONSHIP
A general classification calculated according to the position in the scratch and in the class:
Class 1 : up to 1000 cm3
Class 2 : from 1001 to 1150 cm3
Class 3 : from 1151 to 1300 cm3Contents of the tab
Class 4 : Mini Vintage Spirit (Austin and Morris Cooper'S mk1 pre 66 - FIA regulation and extension to other mini models produced before 31/12/1980 but keeping the same mechanical and presentation characteristics.

The drivers score points in the French Historic Circuit Championship and score for the title.
Drivers holding a valid national or international license issued by the FFSA or by a foreign ASN (countries assimilated by the FIA) will automatically be entered in the French Historic Track Championship.

THE SPIRIT OF THE YOUNGTIMERS GTI CUP
The "GTI Cup" is for owners of small sports cars with a cubic capacity of less than 2 liters, approved before the end of 1990. These cars can be lined up, at their choice, in group N or A configuration (on file), each of these categories being the object of a distinct classification at the end of the season.
If the list of eligible cars exceeds a hundred models, some "icons" of the time are already in the front line, the R5 GT Turbo, Peugeot 205 GTI, VW Golf GTI, Honda Civic and other Peugeot 309 GTI or Opel Kadett GSi.

The Youngtimers GTI Cup has been integrated into the French Historic Championship of Circuits in the "GT/Tourism Post 90" category.

New: The Youngtimers trophy will share its grid with the 2L Super Sedan category.

ELIGIBLE CARS
The Youngtimers GTI Cup is open to
- GTI cars, with a cubic capacity of less than 2000 cm3, homologated by the FIA in Group N or Group A before 31/12/1990.
- To cars from a brand cup not homologated by the FIA, before 31/12/1990 with a cylinder capacity limited to 2000 cm3.
- To all cars of less than 2 liters whose year of homologation is before 31/12/1990, homologated by the FIA in Group N. Group A cars will be admitted on file.

Among the many eligible models: Renault 5 GT Turbo, Peugeot 205 GTI, Golf GTI, Ford Fiesta, Alfasud, Honda Civic, etc...
PTH not mandatory

THE CARS ARE DIVIDED INTO 6 CLASSES:
N1 - Group N up to 1 600 cm³
N2 - Group N from 1 601 to 2 000 cm³
N3 - Honda Classic N
A1 - Group A up to 1 600 cm3
A2 - Group A from 1 601 to 2 000 cm³
A3 - Honda Classic A

EVENT FORMATS
1 qualifying practice session of maximum 20 min.
2 races of maximum 25 min (possibility of 2 drivers per car - 1 race each). 

CLASSIFICATIONS & CHAMPIONSHIP
A classification will be established for each class (N1, N2, A1, A2, Honda Classic A, Honda Classic N).
The points for the Trophy are attributed to the class and not to the scratch.

Drivers holding a valid national or international license issued by the FFSA or by a foreign ASN (countries assimilated by the FIA) will automatically be entered in the French Historic Circuits Championship and score for the title.

THE SPIRIT OF THE MAXI 2L CLASSIC
After many exchanges with the drivers wishing to see the evolution of the grids covering the 60's and 70's periods, we propose, for the 2023 season, a new distribution of these vehicles. It is a question of restoring competitiveness on the track by grouping the cars not by period but according to their performances.

ELIGIBLE CARS
The Maxi 2L Classic Trophy is open to cars with less than 200 hp:
- Berlines and GT of less than 2 liters between 1300cc and 2000 cc homologated until 31/12/1980*
- All group 1 cars homologated until 31/12/1982
- Small sportcars with front engine less than 2L

PTH required, possibility to accept cars in the process of applying for PTH or conforming in all respects to appendix K and to the original homologation form.

Attention: Cars over 2L or 200 hp will be included in the Racing Over 2L trophy.

FORMAT EVENTS
The standard format of the races includes 3 runs:
1 qualifying practice session of 20 min.
2 races of 25 min.
Possibility to share the car with two drivers. 

The grid will be shared with the Maxi 1300 trophy.

CLASSIFICATION & CHAMPIONSHIP
The Trophy has 4 classes:
Pre 66 :
- From 1300 to 1600 cc
- From 1600 to 1999 cc

Post 66 :
- From 1300 to 1600 cc
- From 1600 to 1999 cc

These grids will count for the FFSA Historic French Championship of GT/Touring Circuits Pre 90.
At the end of each race, the first 3 of each class will be called on the podium for a cup ceremony in the paddock.
The drivers holding a valid national or international license issued by the FFSA or by a foreign ASN (countries assimilated by the FIA) will automatically be registered in the French Historic Circuits Championship and will score for the title. 
In the case where the same car would be driven by several drivers, one in a race, the other in another distinct race, each driver would score only the points acquired by his personal result.

THE SPIRIT OF RACING OVER 2L
After many exchanges with the drivers wishing to see the evolution of the grids covering the periods of the 60s and 70s, we propose, for the 2023 season, a new distribution of these vehicles. It is a question of restoring competitiveness on the track by grouping the cars not by period but according to their performances.

ELIGIBLE CARS
The Racing Over 2L Trophy is open to cars with 200 hp or more:
- Berlines and GT of more than 2 liters homologated until 31/12/1980
- Cars of 200 hp (ex: Escort Ford Cosworth BDG) even if less than 2L

PTH required, possibility of accepting cars in the process of applying for PTH or conforming in all respects to Appendix K and the original homologation form.

EVENT FORMATS
The standard race format consists of 3 runs:
1 qualifying practice session of 25 min.
2 races of 25 min.

Possibility to share the car with two drivers.
Separate grid

CLASSIFICATION & CHAMPIONSHIP
The Trophy has 4 classes:
Pre 66 :
- Less than 3L
- More than 3L

Post 66 :
- Less than 3L
- More than 3L

These grids will count for the FFSA Historic French Championship of GT/Touring Circuits Pre 90.

Drivers holding a valid national or international license issued by the FFSA or by a foreign ASN (countries assimilated by the FIA) will automatically be entered in the French Historic Championship of Circuits and score for the title.
In case the same car would be driven by several drivers, one in a race, the other in another distinct race, each driver would score only the points acquired by his personal result.
The cars of this Trophy can also participate in the 200 Km race organized on most of the Historic Tour.

THE SPIRIT OF PROTO HISTORIC & CLASSIC 

In 2024, we wanted to create a new trophy dedicated to Protos, divided into two main categories: Proto Historic and Proto Classic. We would like to propose a new division of these vehicles, with the Proto Historic grouped with the Racing Over 2Ls and the Proto Classic with the GT Classic. The aim this year was to restore competitiveness on the track by grouping cars according to their period of construction and their performance, as in international competitions.

ELIGIBLE CARS

The Proto Historic & Classic Trophy is open to Prototypes homologated up to 2000, according to the breakdowns below:

Proto Classic :

- Prototypes homologated under 3L between 01/01/1982 and 31/12/2000

PTH/PTHN not compulsory, conforming in all respects to Appendix K and the completed 2024 Approval Form for the vehicle.

Proto Historic :

- Prototypes, all engine sizes, homologated up to 31/12/1981

- Prototypes, under 2L, homologated until 31/12/1989

- Sports 2000 approved up to 31/12/1986

PTH/PTHN required, possibility of accepting cars in the process of applying for PTH or conforming in all respects to appendix K and the completed 2024 Approval Form for the vehicle.

The operator reserves the right to welcome non-ranking "Guest" competitors with cars similar to the eligible cars. Cars considered to be replicas or continuations may be accepted at the sole discretion of the operator,

decision of the operator. They will automatically be classified as "Guest" and will not score any points in the

score points in the French Championship. These cars will score points in the Proto Historic & Classic Trophy only in their "Guest" class.

 

RACE FORMAT

The standard race format comprises 3 rounds:

1 qualifying practice session of 20 min.

2 races of 25 min.

Two drivers may share a car.

CLASSIFICATION & CHAMPIONSHIP

The Trophy comprises 5 classes:

Proto Classic :

- Less than 2L

- < 3L - 12-valve engines

- < 3L - 24-valve engines

Proto Historic :

- SP 2000

- Less than 2L

- Over 2L

These grids will count towards the French FFSA Historic Single-Seater/Proto Championship.

Drivers holding a valid national or international licence issued by the FFSA or by a foreign ASN (countries assimilated by the FIA) will automatically be entered in the French Historic Circuit Championship and will score for the title.

In the event of the same car being driven by several drivers, one in one race, the other in a separate race, each driver will score only the points acquired by his personal result.

The cars in this Trophy will also be able to take part in the 200 Km race organised on most Historic Tour.

THE CONCEPT
This project was dictated by the wish of drivers participating in the French Historic Circuit Championship to drive longer on the races with the possibility of sharing the wheel.
These races will be called "200 km of the Historic Tour". They will form a Challenge separate from the rankings of the Trophies and those of the French Historic Track Championship.
During the Historic Tour of Dijon, Albi, Lédenon, Magny-Cours and Val de Vienne, a 200km race will be proposed to all the cars, GT, Protos of the meeting (except Lotus Trophy).
The competitors of the Historic Tour will be able to enter either their car already entered in one of the series or a second car as long as it is eligible for one of the regulations of the Trophies constituting the Historic Tour. 
The aim is to offer competitors 90-minute races with 2 mandatory pit stops for driver changes (minimum time: 2'30min). They can be run with crews of 1 to 3 drivers. Refuelling is allowed.

ELIGIBLE CARS
Berlines, GT, Protos eligible for one of the Trophies, Cup, Challenge or Series of the Historic Tour. These cars must comply in all respects with the regulations of the Trophy for which they are eligible. Single-seaters and Lotus Trophy cars are not accepted.

CLASSIFICATIONS 
A scratch classification will be established for all the cars.
The points will be attributed to each team according to the grid defined in article 9.2 of the French Historic Circuits Championship. There will be a classification of the crews and not of each driver. A driver will be able to appear twice if he competed with different crews and he will not accumulate points.
The points of this Challenge cannot be cumulated with those of the French Championship.

EVENT FORMATS
1 qualifying practice session of 30 minutes maximum.
1 race of 90 minutes with 2 compulsory stops at least:

- The first stop must be made between the 22nd and 38th minute of the race.
- The second stop must be made between the 52nd and 68th minute of the race.

Only during these stop windows: the cars will be able to go to the refueling area.

According to art. 7.5 of the standard regulations for asphalt circuits: Refueling is only possible in the dedicated area with a maximum distribution of 20L per stop. The distribution of fuel will be done only by the teams of the official supplier Sodifuel. These teams will be equipped with balaclavas, non-flammable gloves in accordance with FIA standards and FIA 86 standard overalls and protective glasses. The use of radios and cell phones is forbidden in the refueling area.

The zone will be dedicated exclusively to refueling. It will be forbidden to the public and only the officials, the security teams, the teams dedicated to refueling and the pilot will be able to access it. 2 pumps will be installed and it is possible that the competitor will have to wait for a pump to become available to be served.

Teams of 1 to 3 pilots are possible.

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