Plan to boost num­bers in 2CVS

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

The 2CV Rac­ing Club has put aside a £10,000 fund to re­store rac­ing cars with the aim of re­turn­ing them to its grids – in­clud­ing its cen­ter­piece 24-hour event.

The Barc-aligned cham­pi­onship will re­turn to Snet­ter­ton for its 24 hour race this year, hav­ing raced at An­gle­sey for the past three sea­sons.

While grids for its sprint races have reg­u­larly been in the 20s, the 2016 24-hour race fea­tured 16 2CVS from the UK.

The club has now set aside a five-fig­ure fund to help re­turn cars to its grid, and also given those 2CVS that con­tested the 2016 24 hour a £250 re­bate from their en­try fees.

“We’ve put a £10,000 fund aside to help cars,” said the club’s chair­man Meyrick Cox. “If you think about it, in the past few years some parts may have gone out of date or they [driv­ers] might need a HANS de­vice; we’ve got a bit of money to sup­port this kind of thing.

“It ef­fec­tively funds it­self, be­cause if we get a car back on cir­cuit then it pays en­try fees and that goes back into the club.

“If you get an en­try into the 24 hours, you can af­ford to put some money into get­ting that car back out on cir­cuit again.”

For a fea­ture on the 2CV 24 hour race, turn to page 19.

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