Ssangyong series to run with MSVR
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 festival.world 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.