Silverstone Classic 2010
The Silverstone Classic saw Stirling Moss make a welcome return
to motor racing after the accident several months ago that broke
both his ankles. Although he is still using a wheel chair in the
pit lane, his driving abilities still shone through on the track.
Taking part in the RAC Woodcote Trophy race for Pre 1956 Sports
cars on the Saturday driving his usual OSCA FS372 with co driver
Ian Nuthall, Stirling was forced to retire from the race when the
car got stuck in 4th gear.
Other high lights of the meeting included the first round of the
Italian Historic Car Cup. Aimed at Classic Italian Sports Cars, the
race was given the dusk spot on Saturday, starting at 7pm. Some
wonderful Italian cars were entered, but unfortunately only one
Ferrari 512S made it out on the track for Practice, and then that
car failed to complete a single lap in the race. It left victory to
the Abarth Osella PA1 of Tromans and Caine who won by 3 laps at the
end of the one hour race.
The World Sports Car Masters race on Sunday saw a large entry of
Lola T70's and victory went to Steve Tandy in his Mk3B from the
similar car of Stretton and Minshaw, while Tromans and Caine
rounded off a good weekend in their Abarth Osella by winning their
class and finishing 3rd overall.
The Grand Prix Masters had two races over the weekend with Steve
Hartley winning the Saturday race in his Arrows A4 from Robert
Austin in a Surtees TS19 and Bill Coombs in his Tyrrell 009. The
Sunday race saw a reversal of roles, with Coombs taking victory
from Hartley and John Wilson coming home 3rd in a
As well as all the track action, 22 races over two days and a
Practice day on the Friday, there was also a Rally stage on the
Wellington straight in the centre of the circuit, and hundreds of
static car displays from all kinds of motoring clubs also in the
centre of the circuit.
The event continues to grow and get better, so roll on 2011.
© Source et photos : Simon
Wright & Janet
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