• GT4 double-header debuts at Silverstone’s gold standard historic racing festival
• Stunning supercars from GT racing’s golden era set for two 30-minute sprints
• Incredible line-up of 20 epic retro races now complete
• 2022 sees most comprehensive retro race programme ever
Its new August Bank Holiday date is setting this festival off as a supercharged event not to be missed. The Silverstone Classic (26-28 August) will captivate automotive fans with its best line-up of retro races.
All the mesmerising crowd-pleasers from motor sport’s golden eras are on The Classic bill and collectively, with a couple of wonderful new supercar showdowns making their worldwide debut, provides the broadest showcase of dynamic track action from across motorsport history.
With two stirring 30-minute races on Saturday and Sunday, this fresh double-header Masters GT4 Classic Silverstone Challenge is guaranteed to be an instant hit with both competitors and spectators. The grid will be in two groups: one for all the latest and greatest GT4 vehicles that can still compete globally, and a class for the ‘classic’ older models that are now out of homologation.
Since its creation in 2007, GT4 has proved to be a massive worldwide success. Thanks to the combo of crackingly exciting supercars and a smart performance levelling formula that ensures the greatest possible wheel-to-wheel entertainment, GT4 has delivered some frankly epic on-track action – the bliss of which is now ready to join the ranks of racing history for the very first time at The Classic.
Ignited by tremendous manufacturer interest, a huge collection of supercar models have been homologated for the flourishing GT4 category. On top of this, these represent many of the most acclaimed marques such as Mercedes-AMG, Aston Martin, BMW, McLaren, Audi, Ferrari and Porsche. Other famous GT4 cars to watch out for that may well be making history at Silverstone include the Lotus Evora, Corvette C6, Ginetta G55, Nissan 350Z, KTM X-Bow, and Sin R1.
It was revealed by Nick Wigley, CEO of Goose Live Events (promotors of The Classic) that “Every new year brings fresh opportunities for us to expand our fantastic portfolio of races at The Classic – and the gripping Masters GT4 Classic Silverstone Challenge is the latest of these wonderful innovations.” He added that “The addition of such majestic GT4 supercars adds another ace to The Classic’s already pulsating pack and ensures this summer’s on-track bill will be the most explosive ever, covering the last 100 years of illustrious motor racing history.”
The marvellous new grid open to all GT4 automobiles from both past and present is overseen by Masters Historic Racing in association with SRO Motorsports Group, which established and now license the class globally. Ron Maydon, the Masters Founder and President, is thrilled to be letting this awe-inspiring debutant loose at The Classic.
“Its our pleasure to be working with Stephane Ratel and his SRO Motorsports Group to bring together this new and thrilling grid for GT4 cars at The Classic this year. We are certain that the big crowd are going to appreciate these beautiful cars and we can’t wait to learn more about modern GT racing in the process!”
With verification of the brand new Masters GT4 Classic Silverstone Challenge, The Classic’s complete roster of 20 action-packed races is now complete. In total, The Classic this year will function with 14 disparate stand-out grids reviving all of the sport’s best periods with entries sometimes exceeding 50 first-rate vehicles from yesteryear.
A variety of these evocative collections – including Masters Racing Legends, Masters Endurance Legends, and HGPCA Pre ’66 Grand Prix Cars – will double up with races on Saturday and Sunday. Others such as the MRL Pre-War ‘BRDC 500’ and Royal Automobile Club Historic Tourist Trophy will revel in longer, single showdowns over the action-packed weekend.
Offering incredibly good value, all tickets for The Classic deliver admission to each racing paddock, including a world exclusive showing of Lewis Hamilton’s seven title-winning cars, with open trackside grandstand seating, and featuring live music from Sister Sledge, Gabrielle, and Rick Astley over the three nights. Enjoy the Foodie Fest alongside the non-stop offering of family entertainment and attractions – all being boosted for the Bank Holiday in 2022.
The Classic 2022 – Race Programme
Historic Formula Junior*
MRL Pre-War ‘BRDC 500’
Royal Automobile Club Historic Tourist Trophy (MRL Pre ’63 GT)
HSCC Historic Formula 2
MRL Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy & Stirling Moss Trophy
MRL Historic Touring Car Challenge
Masters Racing Legends*
Masters Endurance Legends*
HSCC Thunder sports
International Trophy for Classic GT Cars (Pre ’66)
HGPCA Pre ’66 Grand Prix Cars*
Adrian Flux Trophy for Transatlantic Pre ’66 Touring Cars
Yokohama Trophy for Masters Sports Car Legends
Masters GT4 Classic Silverstone Challenge*
* Double-header races on Saturday and Sunday
• Qualifying for all 14 categories on Friday
We don’t know about you, but we cannot wait for this wonderful event. See you there.