Every year on the BRSCC calendar, the club always puts on a Euro Race Meeting at a top European circuit on the continent and 2020 is no exception, as Zandvoort in the Netherlands will play host to another superb weekend of racing including sports cars and saloons.
It’s a rather special year for Zandvoort in 2020 as they will be hosting their first Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix since 1985, with amendments made to the circuit to accommodate modern day grand prix cars. This means that those competing on this weekend will be some of the first drivers to race on the circuit since the running of the GP a couple of months earlier.
The majority of the weekend’s timetable is taken up by Caterham Motorsport, with four of their championships in action as they continue their campaigns. Spectators will be able to enjoy close, competitive racing from the Caterham Roadsport, Seven 270R, Seven 310R and Seven 420R championships as they battle for points towards their respective title charges. A prime overtaking spot will be down the long main straight, where slipstreaming will be at a premium!
Additional championship action comes in the form of the Production GTi Championship, where Mk2 and Mk5 VW Golf GTis will do battle with each other on this superb Dutch circuit, marking their first European rounds since they made the trip to Zolder in Belgium in 2016.
If that wasn’t enough, plans are also in the works for a special contest to take place on the same weekend – the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 International Challenge. This would be a non-championship contest allowing Mk1 and Mk3 MX-5 championship cars to compete in their own classes together, allowed to run on their respective championship tyres depending on which MX-5 series they regularly race in. An invitation class will also be in place, allowing cars that fall out of the respective championship regulations as well as other Mazda models such as Mk2 and Mk4 MX-5s and RX-8s for example.