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UP NEXT – DUNLOP 24 HOURS at SILVERSTONE – A look back at 24 Hour racing in England

A look back of 24 Hour racing in England.

A look back of 24 Hour racing in England.

That’s right!

The next big event in British endurance racing is the DUNLOP 24 HOURS at SILVERSTONE!

Entries are open and flooding in, we have had over 70 expressions of interest with 25 teams provisionally entering the event providing great promise for what is building up to be a great event.

24 Hour racing is no stranger to the United Kingdom, with the first race taking place way back in 1907 at the Brooklands Motor Circuit. The winner Selwyn Edge covered a distance of 1,581 miles in his specially converted Napier which included a modified fuel tank, special windscreen and body panels which had been removed to save weight. An interesting statistic is that Edge drove the whole distance of the race which is a feat not to be underestimated!

The 24 Hour race has visited the Snetterton racetrack throughout its tenure, there has also been a 25 Hour event held at Snetterton creating the “World’s longest endurance race” Throughout the late 90’s a 24 Hour race did not feature in the UK at all.

In 2005, 24 Hour racing returned with the Britcar 24 Hour race at Silverstone with Dutch and English teams taking honours over the last few years.

The last time a 24 Hour race was held at Silverstone was 2012, where the winner’s MP Motorsport won the race covering a distance of 2,064 Miles, showing an improvement of 500 odd miles since the Brooklands race in 1907. That’s quite an achievement in 100 years!

Over the next few weeks we will be keeping the website updated with information about the event, updated provisional entry lists and much more.

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