BARC Race Meeting Preview

30 Aug 17

Variety is the spice of life at Thruxton this weekend (Sat 2 - Sun 3 September) as the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) stages its latest event of the 2017 season.

Viewed by many as one of the most demanding circuits in the country for its high speeds and on-the-edge thrills, drivers and cars will be pushed to the limit as they duke it out for success.

The Classic Touring Car Racing Club will likely provide a majority of the on-track thrills with no less than ten different championships competing.

With everything from Pre 66 Touring Cars to the Honda VTEC Challenge, there is something for everyone in the CTCRC.

Notable names to keep an eye on include Stephen Primett, Stuart Caie, AJ Owen, Chris Brown and Alexander Tait.

This weekend marks the penultimate event of the season for the Max5 Racing Championship. Matthew Tidmarsh, Josh Malin, Ian Loversidge and Jon Halliwell have reigned supreme across the three classes so far this season and will be all looking for further glory.

Thruxton also marks the penultimate event for the BARC 'King Henry's Taverns' Clubmans Championship. Originating in Britain in 1965, Clubmans are front-engined sports racing cars that have long been competing at some of the most iconic circuits around the UK and beyond.

Like Max 5’s, Clubmans also run under a multi-class format. The likes of James Clarke, Mike Evans, David Barnett and Barry Webb have all enjoyed success this season so will be ones to watch.

Fans of the famous prancing horse will be well catered for this weekend too with the Pirelli Ferrari Series joining the billing. Open to iconic models such as 328s, 348s, 355s, 550s and 456s competing; the series is sure to add a splash of colour and flare to the event.

Both the Maximumgroup.net VAG Trophy and Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup will make their first appearances on a BARC package this year at the weekend too. Both categories provide the perfect storm of tin top machines and rapid racers to produce a memorable spectacle.

Rounding out the action at the fastest circuit in the UK will be the Track Attack Racing Club, which will run 15-minute encounters on the Saturday.

Tickets are available on the gate. £13 per adult per day. Free access to the Grandstands and Paddock. Children 15 and under go free.