SILVERSTONE AND SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS HEADLINE 2017 JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE RACE CALENDAR

13 December 2016

The Jaguar Classic Challenge returns in 2017 with a five-race series for pre-1966 Jaguars.

  • Silverstone Classic and Spa-Francorchamps added to the Jaguar Classic Challenge calendar for 2017
  • Five-date race series runs from April to September
  • First race commences at the Donington Historic Festival on 28 April – 30 April, and the series concludes with the Spa Six Hours from 15-17 September
2017 JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE RACE CALENDAR
2017 JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE RACE CALENDAR
2017 JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE RACE CALENDAR

Drivers wishing to take part can register via the dedicated web page.

CLICK HERE

The Jaguar Classic Challenge returns in 2017 with two brand new events confirmed in the five-race series for pre-1966 Jaguars.

A new date for the Jaguar Classic Challenge calendar is the Silverstone Classic on 28-30 July. This special summer weekend will be the third round in the Challenge and is expected to draw a full grid of stunning classic Jaguar racing cars.

Another new addition to the series for 2017 is Spa-Francorchamps (Six Hours of Spa), taking place between 15 and 17 September at the world-famous circuit in Belgium, and set to feature over 600 cars racing in a variety of different races, one of which is the Jaguar Classic Challenge.

2017 JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE RACE CALENDAR
2017 JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE RACE CALENDAR
2017 JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE RACE CALENDAR
2017 JAGUAR CLASSIC CHALLENGE RACE CALENDAR

The single-marque series returns to the circuit where it claimed victories in the showpiece six-hour endurance race in 1954 (Hans Davids in a C-type), 1956 (Ninian Sanderson in the Ecurie Ecosse D-type) and 1987 (Martin Brundle, Johnny Dumfries and Raul Boesel XJR-8).

Run in partnership with the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC), the Jaguar Classic Challenge for 2017 will continue to compete according to the FIA’s Appendix K technical regulations for cars competing in international historic racing competitions. The regulations pay particular consideration to a car’s period specification and are in keeping with the true spirit of historic motor racing.

 

Drivers participating in this year’s Jaguar Classic Challenge will now also qualify to enter many other international historic races that run this set of rules.

Now in its third season, the Jaguar Classic Challenge continues to build, and pay homage to, the brand’s rich racing history. To see such a diverse array of iconic cars from Jaguar’s past racing on the world’s finest circuits is a sight to behold, and we are delighted to confirm Silverstone and Spa for the 2017 calendar.

Tim Hannig
Jaguar Land Rover Classic

Places are limited, and drivers wishing to take part in 2017 are encouraged to visit the dedicated web page for the new season for full details and information on how to enter.

CLICK HERE

Further information

Jaguar Channels:

- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Jaguar

- Twitter: http://twitter.com/Jaguar : @JaguarUK

- Instagram: http://instagram.com/Jaguar

- YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/JaguarCars

Notes to Editors

About Jaguar Land Rover Classic

The Jaguar Land Rover Classic business specialises in cars, services, parts and experiences, whilst nurturing the passion for the famous British brands and their iconic models for decades to come.

 

About Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations

Jaguar Land Rover's Special Operations team focus on delivering halo vehicles, bespoke commissions, classic car products and branded goods.

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has the responsibility within Special Operations to create a range of high performance production models for both Jaguar and Land Rover, vehicle personalisation products and low volume, high value Limited Edition models for both brands.