Masters Historic Racing released their 2010 vintage car racing calendar, with fifteen events on the schedule highlighted by Masters Festivals at Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Portimao and Monteblanco. Masters races will also feature prominently at major events including the Silverstone Classic, Nurburgring Oldtimer GP and the Spa Classic Six Hour meeting. The previously announced Abu Dhabi Classic, scheduled at Yas Marina Circuit, has been postponed.
The Masters season starts at a new event, the Superleague Formula meeting on the Silverstone GP circuit over the April Easter weekend, with races for Grand Prix Masters cars up to 1985 and World Sportscar Masters. The F1 cars will race on Friday and Saturday, while the sports cars will have an 80-minute race on Sunday. The weekend timetable has been arranged to fit around family commitments over the Easter weekend, with each category only active for two days of the four-day weekend. The Grand Prix Masters races will also be the perfect warm-up event for those drivers competing in the Monaco Historic GP just four weeks later.
“We’re very excited about our 2010 calendar,” said Christopher Tate from the Masters Organisation. “We’re delighted to be returning to the Oldtimer Grand Prix and continuing our strong links with top-level events like the Silverstone Classic and the Spa Six-Hours. We will be running four Masters Festivals and aim to provide historic racing to suit all tastes and all budgets.”
For more information, visit www.themastersseries.com.
2010 Masters Historic Racing Schedule
April 2nd to 4th – Silverstone GP Circuit (GPM & WSM)
April 18th – Snetterton, Top Hat Raceday including first round of new pre-66 Mini Series
May 1st & 2nd – Assen, Holland (Gentleman Drivers & Pre-66 Saloons)
May 15th – Anglesey, Top Hat Raceday including Mini Series
May 29th – Brands Hatch Indy, Top Hat Raceday including Mini Series
May 30th to 31st – Brands Hatch GP, Masters Festival
June 26th & 27th – Donington Park, Masters Festival including Mini Series
July 3rd & 4th – Spa Summer Classic, (SRM, GT and Touring cars)
July 23rd to 25th – Silverstone Classic (GPM, WSM, Gentleman Drivers and Mini Series)
August 1st – Castle Combe, Top Hat Raceday
August 13th to 15th – Nurburgring, Oldtimer (GPM, WSM & a GT race on the GP Circuit)
September 24th to 26th – Spa 6-Hours
October 15th to 17th – Portimao, Portugal
October 21st to 23rd – Monteblanco, Spain, Masters Festival
October 24th – Mallory Park, Top Hat Raceday
[Source: Masters Historic; photo credit: Simon Wright]