2CV 24 Hours adds class for Citroen C1s

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This year’s 2CV 24-Hour race will fea­ture Citroen C1s for the first time.

There will be two or three first-gen­er­a­tion C1s on the grid this year in a sep­a­rate class, along­side reg­u­lar di­vi­sions for Bel­gian 2CVS and Mini Grands.

The C1 has been in­tro­duced as a trial for this week­end’s event at An­gle­sey as a cheaper al­ter­na­tive to the age­ing and in­creas­ingly rare 2CV ma­chines.

“This is a trial ef­fort to find out the best way for­ward for the race,” said the 2CV Rac­ing Club’s Martin Har­rold. “The prob­lem is rac­ing 2CVS is quite an ex­pen­sive busi­ness and C1s start with a clean sheet of pa­per and they are eas­ier to po­lice. They will be much cheaper to run too.”

The race has at­tracted a 31-car en­try, which the club is hop­ing to ex­pand upon for 2017. “We are pleas­antly sur­prised with the en­try and our tar­get for next year is 40 cars,” added Har­rold. “But we will try to main­tain at least 50 per cent 2CVS.”

This year’s event fea­tures a con­densed timetable with qual­i­fy­ing on Fri­day night and the race start­ing at 0900hrs the fol­low­ing day.

The first-gen­er­a­tion Citroen C1 will go rac­ing for 24 hours

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