Race se­ries’ red tape

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - ❚ www.mo­tor­rac­in­gle­gends.com

Mo­tor Rac­ing Leg­ends (MRL) has an­nounced a new en­gine cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gramme for its his­toric race se­ries.

The sys­tem re­quires en­gines to be in­spected, mea­sured and sealed to pre­vent en­gine power be­ing covertly im­proved by in­creas­ing bore and stroke. Cars whose en­gines have been in­spected and sealed will be recog­nised within the re­sults.

MRL chair­man, Dun­can Wilt­shire says: ‘This is a ma­jor ini­tia­tive in the bat­tle to con­trol en­gine over-devel­op­ment in His­toric rac­ing. We’ll ap­ply the scheme across our Tour­ing Car/ ‘50s Sports Car se­ries this year.’

Racer Gareth Evans says: ‘This is fair, but the short no­tice be­fore the start of the sea­son could leave some hav­ing to in­vest in en­gine re­builds to con­form to the new rules.’

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