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Previewing the Bosch Hockenheim Historic – Jim Clark Revival 2019

Submitted by on April 23, 2019

By Marcel Hundscheid / Speed-O-Graphica

From April 26-28 the Bosch Hockenheim Historic Jim Clark Revival will take place on the Hockenheimring in Germany, home of the Formula 1 German Grand Prix.

Traditionally, the Bosch Hockenheim Historic is the kick off for Germany’s historic motorsport season. The event was initiated fourteen years ago in honour of Jim Clark, the late Scottish Formula 1 World Champion who died on April 7th 1968 in a tragic accident at Hockenheim. The three-day event attracts a field of around 500 cars and in 2018 brought 25,000 spectators to the Hockenheimring. The radiance of the late Jim Clark and the Lotus brand is particularly alive in both the Lotus Cup Europe and the Historic Formula 2.

In 2019, Porsche will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Porsche 917. Two versions of the car will be present at the event, including an early version from the naturally aspirated era as well as one of the extremely racey 917/30s.

Over a dozen historic series will make an appearance, including the BOSS GP. BOSS stands for Big Open Single Seater and is open to former Formula 1, IndyCar, GP2 and World Series by Renault cars. BOSS GP celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019.

Other racing series featuring single-seaters includes Historic Formula 2, the Historic Racecar Association with Formula 3, Formula Super Vee and Formula Fords and last but not least the FIA Lurani Trophy.

For the first time at the Bosch Hockenheim Historic two historic racing series will be combined into one grid. The Canadian American Challenge Cup and the FHR 100 Mile Trophy will stage their races together. It gives an unique view and the opportunity to see McLarens and Lolas from the CanAm era competing against machines like the BMW M1 Procar, Ford Capri Mk.1 and others.

Fans of touring cars and GTs will be treated to packed grids of the Youngtimer Touring Car Challenge and A Gentle Drivers Trophy.

DTM driver Timo Glock will be driving his former Toyota TF108 F1 from 2008, operated by Team FNT in its original condition. Besides this special feature Raceclub Germany will be present with a selection of Formula cars in first-class condition including a Martini-BMW MK45, Arrows A10B F1, Formula Renault FR 2000, Talbot Lago T26c, Lagonda GP Car or Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 Ferrari from 1997.

Stay tuned to Motorsport Retro, as we’ll be back with a mega gallery and report on the action in the days following the event. Tickets and more information about the Bosch Hockenheim Historic – Jim Clark Revival 2019 can be found can be found here.

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