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Motoring events diary

13 Jul 2009

Motoring events for the enthusiast's diary for July and August 2009

July 24-26
Hungarian GP
The Formula 1 championship’s lesser-known ring hosts this season’s tenth round. www.f1.com

July 24-26
Silverstone Classic
Legendary racing aplenty, with ’60s F1 cars, Group C racers and Edwardian machines among the highlights.
www.silverstoneclassic.com

July 25
Classic Touring Cars, Lydden Hill
The Kent circuit hosts the Classic Saloon Festival, with everything from Rover SD1s to Ford Capris in action.
www.classictouringcars.com

July 28
Morgan centenary, Beaulieu
Celebrate 100 years of the antiquated sports car. There’s even a raffle to win yourself one!
www.beaulieu.co.uk

Jul 31-Aug 2
Griffith Growl, Ettington
Celebrate the Wheeler era as the Griffith (p186) and other TVRs gather in Stratford. www.griffgrowl.com

July 31-Aug 2
WRC, Finland
The Finns are out for revenge after Seb Loeb won in their back garden last year.
www.wrc.com

Aug 16
BTCC, Knockhill
The most northerly round of the British Touring Car Championship is steeped in history and trivia: it’s the site of  Vauxhall’s 100th BTCC race victory, Gabriele Tarquini’s infamous series of rolls in an Alfa 155, and where Colin McRae made his one-off BTCC appearance in a Prodrive BMW in 1992. You can be there this year by bagging some tickets on us – head to here for the competition. www.btcc.net

Aug 1-2
MG Fest, Gaydon
The Heritage Motor Centre hosts a weekend of MG loving, with a gymkhana and the chance to sample special MG real ale. Yes, really. www.mgfest.co.uk

Aug 2
BTCC, Snetterton
The Touring Car drivers return from their summer jollies, picking things up with round six in Norfolk. www.btcc.net

Aug 15-16
DTM, Nürburgring
Combine a tourist trip to the Ring with the sixth round of the German Touring Cars.
www.nuerburgring.de

Aug 21
Evo Trackday
Spend the whole day blatting around Bedford’s 4.2-mile GT circuit. Instructors are on hand, too. www.evotrackdays.co.uk

Aug 21-23
European GP
It’s the second F1 race to be hosted at Valencia’s street circuit. Look out for the swish 140 metre-long
swing bridge. www.f1.com

Aug 30
BTCC, Silverstone
Fans’ favourite Jason Plato holds the BTCC lap record here in a SEAT. Can his slidey Lacetti beat it? www.btcc.net

Sept 5-6
DTM, Brands Hatch
Cheer on Brit ladies Katherine Legge and Susie Stoddart (pictured) at the British leg of the German Touring Cars.
www.dtm.com

Sept 11
Evo Track Evening
Miss this one and you’ll have to wait until next summer to play with us at Bedford Autodrome. You have been warned… www.evotrackdays.co.uk

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