The 750 Motor Club has announced an expanded racing programme for the 2013 season, having experienced growth in a number of its core categories during the past year. The calendar includes first visits to the Snetterton 300 circuit and Rockingham, and the first event on the Donington Park Grand Prix layout for several seasons.
“We have pursued a policy of conservative expansion,” said the Club’s Competition Manager, Giles Groombridge. “We have two more days of racing than in 2012, but have maintained a good variety of circuits and a sensible spacing in the calendar. The majority of our competitors will have the opportunity to race on one or more new layouts next season, and I know that they will enjoy the challenge.”
The increase in dates, combined with the earlier cancellation of the Saxmax championship, has allowed Groombridge to increase the number of championship rounds by two for 750 Formula, Bikesports, Classic Stock Hatch, Compact Cup and Sports Specials. “All five of these championships showed growth in 2012 so the extra dates are justified,” he said. “This demonstrates the Club’s commitment to developing our categories and rewards the loyalty of our competitors.”
The popular Locost Championship, which fielded average grids of 39 cars in 2012, will feature on the bill at the Motors TV Live Race Day at Castle Combe on the May Bank Holiday. The Club’s season will close, as is traditional with the Birkett Six Hour Relay Race on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on 26 October. A near capacity entry of 67 teams took part this year.
Silverstone will also be the venue for the Club’s Summer Festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The full calendar of race events organised by the 750 Motor Club in 2013 is as follows:
23 March Donington Park (Grand Prix)
27/8 April Brands Hatch (Indy)
25/6 May Snetterton (300/200)
15/6 June Pembrey
13/4 July Rockingham (International Super Sportscar Long)
24/5 August Silverstone (National – Summer Festival)
21/2 September Donington Park (National)
12/3 October Cadwell Park (Full)
26 October Silverstone (Grand Prix – Birkett Relay)
[2 out of 3 Grand Prix Circuits!]