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Preview: Hockenheim Classic

Submitted by on March 4, 2014

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Fans of historic motorsports racing are eagerly looking forward towards the weekend of 11th – 13th April. From Friday to Sunday the tenth edition of the Bosch Hockenheim Historic – Jim Clark Revival will be held in honour of the late Scottish F1 champion, on the famous Hockenheim Ring, featuring no less than 12 classes on the grid!
To honour Jim Clark historic Formula 2 cars built before 1979 from the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) will take the centre stage over the weekend. This year drivers from throughout Europe as far as from Brazil and Japan will find their way to Hockenheim including cars like Brabham, Chevron, Lola, March, Ralt and many more.
Fans of historic Formula 1 cars will be treated with a grid of cars built between 1966 and 1985, equipped with 3.0 litre engines. Without doubt the fastest but also loudest cars of the weekend are the single seaters from the BOSS Series. Former Formula 1 cars, Champ  Cars and Indy Cars, as well as cars from the GP2 Series and Nissan and Renault World Series compete against each other.
Smaller and lighter than the cars mentioned above, but surely spectacular to see are the classic single seaters from the FIA Lurani Trophy and Formula V. The FIA Lurani Trophy is open for original Formula Junior cars built between 1958 and 1960 and 1961 and 1963. Cars that want to participate in the Lurani Trophy must have been constructed in period to the specification of the FIA Formula Junior. Formula V dates back to the early 60s, as the first American Formula V championship was held in 1963. Nowadays Historic Formula V Europe concentrates on the preservation and continuation of cars from this era.
Furthermore fans of Formula cars will be treated with two demonstration runs, presented by FNT Team, featuring former Toyota Formula 1 cars. Besides this, Raceclub Germany will run presentation runs including an extraordinary grid of Formula cars, including historic grand prix cars, as well as cars from the Formula 2 and Formula 3 era.
Sports prototypes between 1966 and 1976 from the former Interserie and CanAm championships are nowadays gathered into the SuperSports Festival (2.0 litre cars) and some V8 big blocks from the Canadian-American Challenge Cup. To insure a vast grid of cars participants from the English Martini Trophy are also present at this year’s event.
Modern touringcars and GTs from the German Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy H&R Cup will start their 2014 championship during the Bosch Hockenheim Historic. From the Netherlands, the Youngtimer Touring Car Challenge (YTCC) attracts a large amount of participants including cars as the BMW M1, Lotus Esprit, Ford Escort, BMW M3, just to name of few. Besides al this, spectators can see cars from the classic Triumph Competition & British GT, featuring the entire Triumph range, but also other British manufactured cars as the Austin Healey, Jaguar, Marcos etc. Last but not least the Lotus Cup Europe will be present with cars from the Elise to the Exige Cup V6.
More information about the Bosch Hockenheim Historic – Jim Clark Revival, tickets and prices can be found at http://www.hockenheim-historic.de/en
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