Equipe GTS at­tracts huge field for MG Live!

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The Equipe GTS se­ries has at­tracted a 62-car en­try for its dou­ble header at MG Live at Sil­ver­stone this week­end.

The cat­e­gory caters for pre-1966 cars with up to 2.5-litre en­gines and runs to FIA Ap­pendix K rules.

The Sil­ver­stone GP track has a limit of 58 cars so there is a wait­ing list. Over 30 MGBS have en­tered, while nu­mer­ous Tri­umph TR4S and TVR Gran­turas will also race.

Se­ries or­gan­iser John Pear­son ad­mit­ted he was sur­prised at the size of the grid.

“I think it’s a com­bi­na­tion of things,” he said. “The rac­ing is very close as the se­ries is for smaller-en­gined FIA K cars. We don’t have Mar­cos GTS or Lo­tus Elans or Ginetta G4s and the top 20 cars are usu­ally within two or three sec­onds. We also have a lot of dif­fer­ent cars el­i­gi­ble.

“It’s also gen­tle­manly rac­ing – we have a yel­low card sys­tem and don’t put up with very ag­gres­sive driv­ing so it’s re­ally com­pet­i­tive.

“On the grid we will have a 16-year-old and an 80-year-old and the younger driv­ers are the lifeblood of his­toric rac­ing. We give driv­ers team jack­ets too and there’s a so­cial side to it.”

Equipe GTS has packed grid

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