2CV 24 Hours adds class for Citroen C1s
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.