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Bosch Hockenheim Historic 2015 preview

Submitted by on March 30, 2015


Fans of historic motorsports racing are eagerly looking forward towards the weekend of 10th – 12th April. From Friday to Sunday the eleventh 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 14 different classes and 12 racing series on the grid!


This year the Bosch Hockenheim Historic focuses on Jim Clark’s triumph as he scored his first victory in Formula 1 during a race in Spa-Francorchamps, which took place 50 years ago. Tragically, two-time Formula 1 world champion Jim Clark was killed in an accident at the Hockenheimring in the first Formula 2 heat of the Martini Gold Cup on 7 April 1968.


Fans of historic Formula 1 cars will be treated with a grid of cars from different eras. 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.


Modern touringcars and GTs from the German Spezial Tourenwagen Trophy H&R Cup will start their 2015 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. The Lotus Cup Europe will be present with cars from the Elise to the Exige Cup V6. Last but not least is the presence of the international DRM Classic Cup, bringing back the golden years of touring cars, featuring the Porsche 935 and Ford Capri Zakspeed Turbo.

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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