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Previewing the Bosch Hockenheim Historic 2018

Submitted by on March 28, 2018

© Marcel Hundscheid / Speed-O-Graphica.com

From April 20-22, the Bosch Hockenheim Historic will take place on the famous Hockenheimring in Germany. Also known as the Jim Clark Revival, the event was initiated in honour of the Scottish Formula 1 World Champion, who died on 7 April 1968 in a tragic accident at the Hockenheimring.

The radiance of racing driver Jim Clark and the Lotus brand is particularly alive in two racing series – the Lotus Cup Europe and the Historical Formula 2.

Lotus Cup Europe is the world’s only official Lotus racing series. Big fields, exciting, battle-oriented races and the full range of Lotus vehicles make up the series.

Historic Formula 2 is booming, and organisers expect more than 50 drivers for this 2018 event. F2 was the springboard to Grand Prix racing for young talents through to the late ’70s, helping drivers like Jim Clark, Keke Rosberg, Jochen Rindt, Niki Lauda and Jackie Stewart find a seat in Formula 1. F1 pilots who had already arrived in the sport, used F2 races as opportunities for additional earnings on grand prix-free weekends.

A real treat at the Hockenheim Historic are the single seaters from the BOSS GP Series and the CanAm bangers from the Canadian American Challenge Cup. BOSS stands for Big Open Single Seaters featuring more recent Formula 1 vehicles but also cars from the former Superleague Formula, GP2 or the IndyCar Series.

Single seater fans will be thrilled by Race Club Germany powered by FNT. For the 2018 edition of the Bosch Hockenheim Historic several highlights will be presented on track such as an ex-Keke Rosberg 1984 Williams-Honda, the 1997 Michael Schumacher Ferrari and Toyota Formula 1 cars from the 2000s. Besides these beauties, a former Stirling Moss Maserati 250F from 1957 and a 1961 Cooper T53 will be present.

Several touring car series will be present at the event, including the premiere of the Tourenwagen Classics at the Bosch Hockenheim Historic. The series was launched under the patronage of former DTM racer Leopold Prince of Bavaria. Cars that are allowed include former DTM or super touring cars from the late ’80s. In 2017 former DTM aces Klaus Ludwig, Christian Danner and Roland Asch appeared in a field of nearly 50 cars.

The UPS 4ALL Youngtimer Touring Car Challenge also draws its attractiveness from a colorful mixed field that will include touring cars, sports cars and prototypes, including the BMW M3, Ford Sierra, Mercedes 190, Opel Omega and Volvo 850. Exotics like the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO, BMW M1 or Ford Zakspeed Turbo Capri have also found their sporting home here.

Then there are the fast-paced GT3s, former DTM racers and Porsche Cup cars from the Special Touring Car Trophy H&R Cup, thrilling the fans for more than 30 years.

Last but not least are the historic single seaters from the Historic Racecar Association, the FIA Lurani Trophy and the cars from the Triumph Competition & British HTGT. If you want to be part of this not be missed action packed event, tickets can be bought here.

Images thanks to Marcel Hundscheid / Speed-O-Graphica.com

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