TIN-TOPS PREPARE FOR THE SILVERSTONE 24H


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It's time once again to find out who can go the distance for 24 hours around the Home of British Motorsport – Photo: Creventic

This weekend, the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit will be put into overtime as 30 cars take to the twice round the clock spectacle that is the Hankook 24 Hours of Silverstone, promoted by Creventic as part of the 24H Touring Car Endurance Series.

The BRSCC is proud to be organisers of this magnificent long-distance event, continuing an association that has existed back to the days when it was under the ownership of Britcar. Now with Dutch promoters Creventic at the helm, the race’s profile has been raised further since it became a part of the 24H Series family last year.

After competing in both afternoon and night-time qualifying sessions, the teams and drivers will gear up for the ultimate test – 24 hours of flat out touring car racing. The entry is dominated by the 13 TCR machines which will mostly see SEAT Leons compete for glory, however there is also the added element of the brand new offering from Audi in the form of the RS3 LMS entered by Italian squad Pit Lane Competition.

Alongside this, other cars to keep an eye on will include the Moss Motorsport BMW 1M, the Endurance Autosport Lotus Exige, the CWS Ginetta G55 GT4 and, possibly a firm favourite for outright honours, the Team ABBA with Rollcentre Racing BMW M3 entered and driven by team boss Martin Short with Richard Neary, Ian Stinton and Graham Coomes. Another intriguing name to watch out for is reigning National Formula Ford 1600 champion Niall Murray, as the Irishman gets his first crack at endurance racing in the TDF/GEVA Ginetta G50 GT4. His co-drivers include British ace Michael Lyons.

The remainder of the entry does see more machines in action including several BMW M235i Racing Cup cars, the Synchro Motorsport Honda Civic and the Danish entered Team Sally Racing Renault Clio Cup Car. With such a mixture, it will be intriguing to see who comes out on top in the end come Sunday afternoon.

You can keep up to date on all the action via the live timing on the 24H Series website. The race will also be shown live on the 24H Series YouTube channel, so you never have to miss a moment of the action! Better still, if you can make it to the circuit, be sure to head down and experience long distance touring car racing at its finest!