Masters Historic Racing will launch a series of three-hour endurance races in 2016. Catering for GT, GTP and Touring Cars built before 1966, the new Masters Three Hours series will feature a three-race series, with races at Brands Hatch on the Grand Prix circuit, May 28-29, Donington Park GP circuit, July 2-3 and in the Spanish sunshine at Jarama, a new venue for Masters, October 15-16.
In addition, there will also be two Masters-only endurance races run in the Florida sunshine at Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) historic events in Daytona and Sebring. The Daytona Historic weekend will feature a Masters endurance race on November 10-13, giving Masters drivers an opportunity to experience the Daytona banking. Then the teams will move to the Sebring International Speedway for the final race of the season on December 1-4.
Masters Historic Racing said the decision to run races in North America as well as Europe are aimed at attracting a wide variety of cars to what will hopefully be a popular new initiative in historic racing. Pit stops, driver changes and refueling add to the excitement of these endurance races and Masters is confident that the new series will be well supported.
Jo Seymour, Masters Historic Racing US Event Manager, said, “Our pilot race at Donington last year proved the popularity of long-distance racing for historic cars. We know that drivers want as much track time as we can offer them; we know which circuits are popular and have good facilities. We have tried to combine all these elements where possible to create this new series. We are delighted to add the two American dates to the calendar and we are sure that we will see many European teams heading to Daytona and Sebring for some end-of-season sunshine and racing fun!”
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[Source: Masters Historic Racing; photo: David Ferguson]