Le HSCC prépare sa reprise qui pourrait se profiler les 11-12 juillet lors du Legends of Brands Hatch Super Prix, encore une fois si les dispositions sanitaires et décisions gouvernementales sont favorables.
En insistant sur le fait que les trois entités que sont le HSCC, HVM Racing et les Masters, travaillent en étroite collaboration pour que la reprise de l’activité se passe du mieux possible avec la volonté de satisfaire le plus grand nombre de pilotes dans toute l’Europe.
Communiqué du HSCC (UK)
HSCC prepares to restart racing
The Historic Sports Car Club is preparing for the provisional resumption of racing at its Legends of Brands Hatch Super Prix meeting on the Grand Prix circuit on 11/12 July.
Subject to Government guidelines and approval from Motorsport UK, the HSCC is now working towards running a full weekend of racing on one of the best-loved tracks in the UK.
HSCC CEO Andy Dee-Crowne said: “Running an event takes a lot of preparation so we are currently planning for the resumption of motor sport in July. Of course, this is entirely dependent upon instructions from both the government and Motorsport UK and the HSCC will fully comply with all such directives.”
Dee-Crowne said that changes are being planned to meet all guidelines and maintain social distancing. “There will be changes in how we operate events due to COVID-19. Changes may include things like electronic signing-on, electronic licence checking, how marshalling operates and the use of PPE for marshals and officials. We will all have a duty to ensure that when events do start, they are run as safely as possible. I can assure everyone that whatever guidelines are in place at the time will be pro-actively managed to ensure their safety.” Because of potential difficulties with accommodation, the weekend timetable is being re-planned to try to make the event one-day for as many competitors as possible.
The race line-up takes in many of the HSCC’s championships and series, covering Thundersports, Aurora Trophy, Guards Trophy, Historic Touring Cars, Classic Formula Ford, Historic Formula Ford, Historic Formula Ford 2000, Classic Formula 3/Classic Formula Ford 2000, 70s Road Sports, Historic Road Sports, Historic Formula Junior and Historic Formula 3.
In line with the joint working previously announced between the HSCC, Masters Historic Racing and French-based HVM Racing, an invitation is open to all competitors with suitable cars to take part in the event. The requirement for Masters and HVM competitors to pay a temporary HSCC membership has been lifted for this event. “We are delighted to open this race meeting up to Masters and HVM competitors with suitable cars,” said Dee-Crowne. “With the Masters European calendar not due to start until the Silverstone Classic three weeks later, this will be an ideal season-opener.”
Laurent Vallery-Masson of HVM Racing confirmed last week (during his internet interview followed by 5800 contacts and competitors) that the partnership between HSCC, Masters and HVM will help everyone to be back on the track as soon as possible.
“Our work with HSCC during the winter about unifying our regulations will attract more cars onto the grids,” said Laurent Vallery-Masson. “French drivers are impatient to be back on the tracks with their British friends. HVM will welcome HSCC and Masters competitors as a part of its own membership.”
In addition to the regular HSCC and Masters racers, the HSCC is also extending an invitation to anyone with a relevant car to compete on the Grand Prix circuit. “This will be the first historic race meeting of the season and we’d like to extend an invitation to anyone who does not usually race with us to come and open their season on a great track,” said Dee-Crowne. “Races like our Thundersports, Guards Trophy, Road Sports and Historic Touring Cars are all suitable for drivers who usually race in other series across Europe. We all realise that travelling out of the UK will be an issue in the short-term, so here is a chance to race at home.”
Entries are now open for the event via the on-line system on the HSCC website (www.hscc.org.uk) and all intending competitors are urged to place entries as quickly as possible. No monies will be taken until the closing date for entries and if the event is cancelled for any reason or competitors need to later withdraw their entries, full refunds will be given.
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