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2CV Racing Newsletter October 2018
A quick round-up of some of what’s been going on in the final events of this season and what is ahead for 2019

July 22 BARC Donington Park 

Rounds 8 & 9 of the Championship. Barry Welch of Digitex Televison was there with his video production team.

They produced great coverage of the two 2CV races with multiple camera angles and podium interviews. Watch here.
August 17-19 Liqui Moly 2CV 24 Hour Race, Snetterton
The 10th and final round of the Championship was the Liqui Moly 2CV 24 Hour at Snetterton, August 17, 18 & 19.  It helped us celebrate 70 years of the iconic and amazing Citroen 2CV. The grid was filled with 24 2CV 602’s, 6 Mini-Grand cars and 3 Euro series cars. The winners, for their first time, was Richard Gardner’s Beacon Downe team. 

24 Hour Race winners Club class
1 Beacon Downe  In the pits for only 34 minutes!
2 Dan Willan Coaches Team ECAS
3 Team Gadget Racing
4 Tete Rouge Crisis

Great coverage of the 24 Hour on social media
Over the race weekend, we had 27,000 stream views and 190,000 people reached. Plus 196 new page likes and 2,900 page views. These are big numbers! We’ll aim for double next year.

Press and media coverage of 24 hour
Big report in the Eastern Daily Press, the regional newspaper, and on their website. The Reuters video guy took loads of footage which will appear as an edited film soon. Autosport gave us 450 words and a picture.

Live streaming of video coverage and commentary
24 Hour Race Radio streamed the commentary with video using a new live digital video system pioneered by Lester Forbes of Motorsport Media.

Liqui Moly 2CV 24 Hour Race 2018 - Poster
The club published a poster for the Liqui Moly 24 Hour race. It is still available as a download, here, in file sizes to print out yourself as A3 or A4. 

2CV Championship 2018, after the full 10 rounds
The Championship was wrapped up by new Champion Pete Sparrow in the 2CV Team Lion car at Donington. The other places were decided at Snetterton.  Gadget drivers took the next four places and Matt Hollis following a very consistent season took a very well deserved seventh place.

1   Pete Sparrow          819 
2   Simon Clarke          698
3   Lien Davies             691
4   Tom Perry               691
For lots of great pictures see the club's Facebook page and yet more at Adam Lines, here. Visit TSL website for full 24 Hour results.

Eco Class Cup 2018
1   Richard Hollis          334

Zimmer Cup 2018
This new award attracted seven 'mature’ (ha, ha) drivers. Nigel Hollis was consistent and came out well ahead. Father Time means that some more drivers may qualify for this Challenge next year.
1   Nigel Hollis              178
2   Brent Savage          121
3   Chris Hall                105
4   Michael Fox            98

October 6 & 7  Spa 2CV 24 Hour
The 34th running of the Spa 24 Hour race organised by 2CVRT in Belgium. Around 120 cars  were in the race at the historic Spa Francorchamps F1 circuit. An amazing 80 of them were C1’s from the local Championship and the UK. 
UK run cars:
54th      Wingrove Racing, and 11th in class
70th      Tete Rouge, and 14th in class ,1st in UK class
76th      Crisis Racing, and 19th in class, 2nd in UK class
117th    Team March Hare, and 29th in class, 3rd in UK class
UK drivers in a local car:
5th        Team 17 with Pete Sparrow and Alec Graham, and 5th in class
Sandro Prioretti and Sammie Fritchley were also racing there.
November 17: Club Dinner Dance and Prize Giving
Westmead Hotel, M42 Jc 2
The highlight of the social side of the Club. Full ticket information in the September edition. Meanwhile, any queries to organiser, Katy Storey here.
To book hotel rooms at the discounted rate please use this code: BK86850. Call Westmead Hotel: 0121 445 1202

November 17: The Club Annual General Meeting
This will be held at the same venue, starting at 13.00, prompt.

November 24-25 ‘Rockingham >>><<<Super Send-Off
Enjoy the chance of a last ever race at Rockingham … Check with the Rockingham circuit website regarding entries. If you do enter, please tell Katy Storey as she is hoping there might be enough to form a 2CV grid.

Citroen 2CV 2019

Celebrating 30 years of 2CV racing and 100 years of Citroen.

Enjoy the idea of 2CV racing and ready to give it a try?
Alec Graham is always very interested to hear from you if you have a 2CV race car that you might wish to sell, or to hire out for the 24 Hr. In 2018 96 drivers raced in the Championship. We already know of new race cars being built and others refurbished, so we expect yet more 602’s on the grid in 2019.

Planning for your 2CV Racing in 2019
The full BARC race programme of 10 races at five meetings is still to be finalised, but two of the race dates are already fixed, in May at Mallory Park and the 24 Hour at Snetterton in August. News of the other three meetings will be posted here as soon as we have it.
February 22 -24 Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park, near Warwick
The Club will have a booth, in Hall 2. There will be two racing 2CV’s on display. Come along and help if you can.
May 26 - 27  Mallory Park ‘Thirty Years of 2CV Racing Celebration’
Yes, the Club has been organising races for the iconic 2CV for 30 years. On the Sunday afternoon evening, there will be a bit of a party and BBQ in the paddock. Anyone and everyone associated with or interested in 2CV racing and Citroens in general is welcome. It will have a French theme.

On the Monday, working with our friends at BARC, there will be a race meeting with two races for 2CV’s. A great Bank Holiday event, mark it in your diary now.
May 31 - June 2 Citroen Centenary Celebration, Coombe Park near Coventry & Coventry city centre
The celebration will be part of the annual Coventry MotoFest. A large part of the city centre will be reserved for a display of up to 1000 Citroens. Some may participate in the drive-around on the ring road. More info, contact:

August 16-18  Liqui Moly 2CV 24 Hr Snetterton
The 2019 race will be the 29th running of our unique 24 hour race. It will celebrate 100 years of the Citroen company, 70 years of the Citroen 2CV and 30 years of racing them by members of the Classic 2CV Racing Club. It is by far the longest running 24 Hour motor race in the UK. Put the date in your diary now.

Entries are now open, with Early Bird closing on March 1, just 16 weeks away. Download an entry form at:  Any general queries about the race to:
Joel Clark We are delighted that renowned motoring artist Joel Clark, featured in Motor Sport October 2018, has accepted our invitation to prepare a graphic image to be featured in the poster for the 2019 24 Hour race, here.
Mid-October Spa 2CV 24 Hour 2019, run by 2CVRT
UK Club class 602’s cars are welcome to race alongside the local Classique Class, UK Hybrids and the other classes. Only local C1’s, and, it is said, no UK C1’s to be invited.

All the UK cars this year were BMW powered. The race welcomes entries from UK Club class 602cc cars, let's get a few on the grid. One 602 has already confirmed.

And finally: Matt Hollis beats new Williams F1 driver George Russell
Back in 2014 George needed signatures on his licence from early season races for the international series he was doing that year. So his dad hired a racing 2CV from Wayne Cowling of Team Gadget, to race with us at Oulton Park. He did jolly well with no experience, but Matt Hollis is very proud that he got by him on the last bend to win. We’ll all be following progress in George’s first year with Team Willie. Watch that race here.
The Club’s Commercial Partners
Their contributions help fund the 24 Hour Race Radio which will webcast the race commentary with a new live digital video system being pioneered by Lester Forbes, Director of Motorsport Media. – Liqui Moly – Professional Motor Sport World Expo 2018 – Stevenage Sheet Metal – Duff Morgan – LION – BRT Bearings Group – Mintex Classic – Motorsport Media

The next edition of this 2CV Club Newsletter should be published after the AGM. Content, comments and suggestions welcomed by the editor:

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