Silverstone Classic to honour endurance racing and Le Mans
The world’s largest classic motor racing festival, the Silverstone Classic, will honour a round of the FIA World Endurance Championship: the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
On Saturday 27 July, 150 cars spanning almost a century of racing will take to the famous Silverstone circuit. Bringing some Le Mans magic to British soil, three showdowns will see iconic cars racing flat-out into the sunset and will run to a mini-endurance format, with mid-race pit-stops for driver changes.
Tom Kristensen, widely known as ‘Mr Le Mans’ for having won the race a total of nine times, was at Silverstone when the news was announced and spoke positively about the initiative.
“It will be a real highlight of this summer’s Silverstone Classic to see these cars driving into the dusk – that’s when the race truly starts at Le Mans. For me, the UK is very much the centre of motorsport – and Silverstone is at the heart of it all,” enthused Kristensen.
For more information on Silverstone Classic, click HERE or to buy tickets to the WEC season-opener, the 4 Hours of Silverstone, which takes place from 30 August-1 September click HERE.