All-star A35 race teams con­firmed

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Olympic cham­pi­ons, chart-top­ping mu­si­cians, and for­mer pro­fes­sional rac­ers will be on the star-stud­ded grid for the in­au­gu­ral Celebrity Chal­lenge Tro­phy Race at the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic on 28-30 July.

The big-name line-up fea­tures five gold medal-win­ning ath­letes, in­clud­ing Sir Chris Hoy, who is now a pro­fes­sional rac­ing driver, and Ja­son Kenny CBE.

Fa­mous mu­si­cians are out in force, too, most notably Howard Don­ald from Take That and for­mer AC/DC front­man, Brian John­son.

For­mer pro­fes­sional rac­ing driv­ers in­clude for­mer F1 star, Mark Blun­dell, Martin Don­nelly, Ru­pert Kee­gan, for­mer Top Gear pre­sen­ter, Tiff Needell and for­mer BTCC stars, Anthony Reid and Steve Soper.

The VIPs will be rac­ing in a field of Austin A30 and A35 saloons from the late Fifties. The cars have been pro­vided by mem­bers of the His­toric Rac­ing Driv­ers’ Club (HRDC) Academy that has its own race on the Sun­day.

The celebrity teams will qual­ify and race on Satur­day, and have the op­por­tu­nity of win­ning the char­ity prize fund of £10,000 for the event’s of­fi­cial char­ity, Prostate Cancer UK. sil­ver­stoneclas­sic.com

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