Equipe GTS attracts huge field for MG Live!
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.”