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Equipe launches Pre-66 grid ‘Equipe Libre’

Last week Equipe Classic Racing launched a brand new addition to their popular Equipe Classic Racing stable called ‘Equipe Libre’.  Equipe Libre will be open to any pre-1966 race car under FiA Appendix K regulations running on Dunlop Historic tyres. FiA papers are welcome but not demanded.

The new format offers owners of of pre-1966 cars the opportunity to enjoy the racing and paddock camaraderie that Equipe Classic Racing is known for. Eligible cars range from Cobra’s to Mini Coopers – with Lotus Elan, Ginetta, Mustangs and Cortina are also permitted.

This incredible mix of cars created fantastic racing throughout the field at the Equipe Donington weekend, with many drivers waxing lyrical afterwards about competing with such a spectacular mix of classic machines.

Operated by Rob Cull and John Pearson, Equipe Classic Racing is growing in popularity thanks to its unique blend of on-track action and off-track paddock atmosphere. Recent success at the Donington 3 Hour Relay in July, with packed grids including Mustangs, Cobras and minis, partly inspired the move to create the additional ‘Libre’ race format.

‘Our goal is to provide competitive but safe and friendly race series for iconic 50s and 60s racing cars with the spirit of Clubman Racing,’ explains Cull. ‘And it was clear from the comments we had from competitors at the Equipe Relay that the ‘Libre’ race format was something really special, so we’ve recreated it to take advantage of the remaining racing calendar.’

The first Equipe Libre race will be at Snetterton on September 5 th this year followed at Silverstone on October 3rd. The format includes a 20-minute qualifying session and the ever-popular 40-minute Pit Stop race. Equipe Libre will also be open to any of current drivers wanting an additional race at an Equipe meeting.

For more details visit : https://equipeclassicracing.com

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