Plan to boost numbers in 2CVS
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 “If you think about it, in the past few years some parts may have gone out of date or they [drivers] might need a HANS device; we’ve got a bit of money to support this kind of thing.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.