UN­LOCK­ING THE SE­CRETS OF THE SIL­VER­STONE CLAS­SIC

THE We find out how to get the best from a clas­sic at the Clas­sic. By Rob Lad­brook

Motor Sport News - - Front Page -

The de­mands of a his­toric rac­ing car and a mod­ern one are very dif­fer­ent.

This week­end hun­dreds of dif­fer­ent clas­sic ma­chines will tackle the Grand Prix Cir­cuit as part of Sil­ver­stone’s hugely popular Clas­sic event.

Part of the event’s fes­ti­val-style at­mos­phere is both the va­ri­ety of ma­chin­ery on show, and also the driv­ers han­dling them, with a mix­ture of some of the finest his­toric driv­ers in the busi­ness and many mod­ern rac­ing stars try­ing their hand at tam­ing a clas­sic beast.

But what does it take to get the best out of a older rac­ing car around the 3.7-mile Northamp­ton­shire track?

Ace driver coach Calum Lockie knows both mod­ern and his­toric rac­ing in­side-out. Us­ing the lat­est Race­l­ogic Vbox data-log­ging tech­nol­ogy, which can record and plot the op­ti­mum lines around any cir­cuit, Lockie walks us through the ideal lap in the 1962 Jaguar E-type he shares with Ju­lian Thomas. He also con­trasts the driv­ing style with that of his other regular steed, a mod­ern Fer­rari 458 Chal­lenge.

Lockie is an ace driver coach

Ju­lian Thomas and Lockie’s Jaguar

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