Weekend racing is about to get a little more serious as Jaguar is teaming up with the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) and go racing. The competition will take place over five weekends and stretches across Europe including the UK. The tracks include some of the most challenging on the circuit and will give competition an exhilarating experience. Open to pre-1966 Jaguar models which includes; MkI, MkII, C-Type, D-Type, and the iconic E-Type’s. This new race series will be the first time this wide of a range of vintage competition Jaguars will go wheel to wheel on track.
Seeing the five classes battling on-track for the checkered flag should offer some of the best racing seen in years. Drivers will pilot the Jaguar XK series cars as well as two different classes of the E-Type’s and will transport you back in time to what some say was the golden age of European racing.
The races will take place beginning between May 2nd and August 31st, 2015, each weekend will take place at some famed tracks including;
- May 2-4th Donington Historic Festival
- May 16-17th Silverstone International (Grand Prix Circuit)
- July 11-12th Brands Hatch Super Prix (Grand Prix Circuit)
- August 7-9th Nurburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix
- August 29-31st Oulton Park Gold Cup
The timing seems perfect for this new race series because the popularity of the vintage Jaguar has never been better. The Jaguar Heritage division is part of the Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations and has contributed to the successful Heritage Driving Experience and the growing Heritage parts and restoration businesses.
Derek Weale (Jaguar Land Rover Heritage Business Director) was quoted as saying: “We are delighted that our new Heritage Race series will take place at some of the best drivers’ circuits in Europe and at world-famous historic race meetings – The spectacle of seeing a race dedicated to these classic Jaguars, on these circuits and at these events is going to be a sight to savor and behold”.
The following website has been set up to help everyone from drivers to fans keep up with all the latest details: Jaguar Heritage Challenge Link
Stay tuned to Torque News for more information and race coverage as it becomes available.