Ssangy­ong series to run with MSVR

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - Photo: Jim Moir

The new-for-2017 Ssangy­ong Rac­ing Chal­lenge will run as part of the MSVR pack­age next sea­son, with a six-event cal­en­dar in place for its first sea­son.

The one-make series was launched ear­lier this year at the Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic event in July [ MN, Au­gust 3], and is tar­geted at young driv­ers aged 16 or above, who will han­dle the man­u­fac­turer’s 2.2-litre tur­bod­iesel-en­gined Ko­rando pickup trucks.

While a full cal­en­dar re­lease is ex­pected to be pub­lished by MSVR in the com­ing weeks, the series will run along­side the GT Cup pack­age at the Oul­ton Park, Snet­ter­ton and Sil­ver­stone rounds of the 2017 sea­son.

The series will also run with part of MSVR’S Mini Chal­lenge pack­age on the Brands Hatch Indy cir­cuit and at Cad­well Park, and will get its own stand­alone event at Knock­hill.

A con­trol tyre will be used by the series, while Ssangy­ong also plans to award prize money. Or­gan­is­ers had pre­vi­ously con­firmed that each race week­end will con­sist of a qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion and three 15-minute races.

Bri­tish Tour­ing Car cham­pion and Le Mans 24 Hours win­ner Frank Biela was one of the stars of the show last week­end as the HSCC Su­per Tourer Car Tro­phy made its de­but at Knock­hill.the Su­per Tourer events were two of a bumper 24-race Scot­tish Mo­tor Rac­ing Club pro­gramme, and formed the cen­tre piece of the David Les­lie Su­per Tour­ing fes­ti­ Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship driver and 1994 BTCC cham­pion Gabriele Tar­quini was also present and took up a guest drive in a Honda Accord raced by the late Les­lie, fit­tingly win­ning both races.

Ko­rando pickup will race on MSVR pack­age

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