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Diverse thrills await at Cadwell Park this summer

Monday, May 04 2015

Cadwell Park is set for a diverse few weeks, with a mixture of two, four and even three-wheeled machines taking to the challenging topography of the Lincolnshire Wolds at a variety of very different race events.

BARC Club Car Championships - 16/17 May

The next helping of action will be supplied by the British Automobile Racing Club Car Championships, with am eclectic line-up featuring a mixed bag of single-manufacturer series.

These include the 2CVparts.com Classic Racing Championship, a one-make series for one of France's most famous motoring icons. The 2CVs may not be as fast as many of the other cars seen at Cadwell Park, but they have a habit of running two, three, or even four abreast, which should cause a few thrilling moments in the circuits twisty sections.

Other classes in action include the Caterham Graduates, starring a strong grid of lightweight roadsters, with addition open-top action coming from the MaX5 Championship for the popular Mazda MX5.

The line-up is completed by a double-dose of British motoring heritage, with races for the MG Owners Club Championship, and the Morgan Sports Car Club.

Thundersport GB Bike Championships - 30/31 May

Thundersport GB, one of the country's most successful bike racing organisations, makes the first of two 2015 trips to Lincolnshire's classic riders' circuit at the end of May, and huge grids are expected throughout the programme.

Action is set to include races for the organisation's premier Thundersport GP1 category, which showcases some of the most impressive two-wheeled engineering that can be seen in UK club racing. These bikes run to open regulations, meaning that engineers can tinker to their hearts content, and there is no restriction on tyre choice, engine tuning, or electronic aids.

If the biggest performance figures will appear in GP1, then the biggest grids will likely be in Thundersport 500, one of the most cost-effective two-wheeled championships in the country. Grids often exceed fifty, and you can bet that every single rider will want to have the lead when they reach the Mountain for the first time.

Thundersport's diverse programme also includes retro classes for Golden Era Superbikes and Supersports, classes for bikes running close to road-specification, the Aprilia Superteens for the stars of the future, and much more!

Vintage Sports-Car Festival - 7 June

Visitors to Cadwell Park on Sunday 7 June will be taken on a blast down memory lane with on-track action supplied by the Vintage Sports-Car Club's motorised time capsules.

Star cars vary from glamorous sports cars that would have been driven in the pioneering years of the Le Mans 24 Hours Race, in addition to long-distance contests like the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia, to pre-war Grand Prix cars, which would have been hustled around the track by drivers like Tazio Nuvolari in period. These early racing brutes are a different proposition entirely to modern race cars, lacking rollcages or seatbelts, and possessing massive engines.

The racing line-up incorporates the prestigious Shuttleworth and Nuffield Trophy races, a staple of the VSCC's racing calendar, and a firm favourite with both fans and the club's members.

Some of the races are quite unlike anything else seen at the circuit all year, including an event for Morgan Three-Wheelers, which are always spectacular to see as they bounce through Hall Bends and the circuit's other undulating sections. There are also handicap races, manufactured for a close finish, as the fastest cars start from behind and attempt to make up on lost time.

There will be plenty to see and do away from the track too, with more details to be confirmed.

For a full calendar of Cadwell Park events, click here.