There’s just one week to go before Oulton Park hosts the first event of its 2011 season.
Next Saturday (12 March), the Tarporley circuit will welcome the Masters Historic Festival – a brand new event celebrating the world’s greatest classic racing cars.
The Masters Historic Festival featuring the Top Hat Raceday will see an exciting mix of retro sportscars, saloons and single seater machinery dating as far back as the 1950s, with more than eight hours of track action – including six races – over one day.
Headlining the meeting will be the World Sportscar Masters series, an event showcasing prototype sports cars that raced at Le Mans and other famous endurance meetings in the 1960s and 70s. Amongst the vehicles lining up on the grid will be iconic marques such as Ferrari, Lola, Porsche and Alfa Romeo, with machinery renowned for their powerful speed and evocative sound.
There will also be thrillingly close racing from classic Formula Fords, featuring a guest appearance by Brazilian former F1 driver Roberto Moreno – who competed in 75 Grands Prix for teams including Bennetton, Jordan and Minardi.
Other historic racing action includes pre-1966 Touring Cars, an ‘Oldies but Goldies’ competition for 1960s GT and Touring Cars, and an event celebrating classic racing cars of the 1970s.
In addition to a busy racing timetable, the inaugural Masters Historic Festival includes free paddock access, so spectators can take a closer look at the unique machinery and chat to the drivers piloting these classic cars.
Discounted advance tickets for the event are available for £12 for adults until Wednesday 9 March (£16 on the day), with free entry for children aged 12 and under.
For more information on the Oulton Park Masters Historic Festival on Saturday 12 March and to view the full 2011 Oulton Park race calendar, visit www.oultonpark.co.uk. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 0843 453 9000.