The 10th and final round of the Championship is the Liqui Moly 2CV 24 Hour at Snetterton, August 17, 18 & 19. It helps us celebrate 70 years of the iconic and amazing Citroen 2CV. We have 24+ 2CV 602’s entered and with our friends entering Mini and Euro series race cars, we are optimistic of a grid in the mid-30’s.
If you are looking for a last minute seat in a 24 Hr race car then contact Alec Graham, at email@example.com He can help you in all sorts of ways.
Alec is still 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. Teams can make a late race entry up to August 10th
Children under 16 at the 24 Hour
We welcome children in the paddock area, but not in the garages or the pitlane. Sorry but it is an MSA rule. However, at the end of the race, just prior to the cars coming up the pit lane slowly, three refuges made with steel railings should appear. These are designed to be safe viewing places only for children with their parents and/or friends.
And, please, encourage any children with bikes to cycle sensibly and carefully in the fire lane and around the paddock.
Liqui Moly 2CV 24 Hour Race Poster
The club has published a poster for the Liqui Moly 24 Hour race. It will be available printed in A3 size at Snetterton, at £1 each. It can also be downloaded, here, in file sizes to print out yourself as A3 or A4.
Tech tips for 24 Hr Racers
Your white number panels on the doors must be white reflective. It can be tricky getting the reflective film. An alternative is to buy rolls of 100mm wide tape on Ebay and create a panel with strips of that. Try www.directproducts.co.uk
When you are at the circuit, Steve Wills at S-Tek Fabrications can help with last minute welding and fabrication work. His amazingly well equipped workshop is on the right as you drive down towards the circuit entry. Steve’s been doing racing stuff for years. 01953 887451.
If you find that you are short of a fuel filler cap, there are none currently for sale in UK. Ask around to borrow one from a car which is not competing before you get to Snet. The Club will import new caps during the winter.
Take care with your cooking arrangements in the area behind the fire lane
The electrical power supply at Snetterton is limited. Please don’t bring big appliances like electric ovens which might overload it. And if it fails, then the race timing may be cut. When setting up your gas and BBQ cooking arrangements please have an eye to the way things are laid out to maximise safety and minimise any risk of burns or fires.
All drivers must be members of the Classic 2CV Racing Club
If you are not already a racing member, you need day membership for £60. This will normally be collected with the final entry fee payment. You can also pay at the circuit before the race.
Listen to 2CV 24 Hour Race Radio commentary on 87.7fm at the circuit
Bring an FM radio and listen through the night on 87.7fm
Follow the 24 Hour live webcast of the commentary with live video:
Get live coverage at www.2cvracing.org.uk , www.Motorsport.radio and www.BARCTV.net
2CVGB National Meeting
This is the big annual get together for owners of road-going 2CV’s and is taking place in North Walsham, up near the North Norfolk coast, on the same weekend as the 24 Hour race. We expect quite a lot of 2CVGB members to drop in on their way home down the A14 to watch the finish.
Race teams arrival at Snetterton on Thursday, August 16
The circuit have reminded us that the official arrival time on Thursday is 17.00. However, they accept that many may arrive earlier and that’s OK. The garages may still be being cleaned so there could be some waiting until that is completed.
Friday, August 17
Testing during the day The day time testing is run by the circuit. Sign on at the circuit office. It’s 4 x 30 minute sessions, so plan them carefully as that is about 14 laps in each.
Qualifying on Friday evening This is part of the weekend race meeting and is run by BARC. Sign on at race control from 16.00. Check ‘Final Instructions’ regularly on BARC website.
‘Day time’ qualifying: 19.00 – 20.30
‘Night time’ qualifying: 21.00 – 22.00
To be able to drive in the 24 Hour race, all drivers must, as an absolute minimum, do three laps during night time qualifying.
Saturday, August 18
Pitlane Walk 12.50 – 13.15
The pit lane should be open to everyone for a pit lane walk during the lunch period on Saturday, 12.50 – 13.20. This lets visitors get close to the cars and the drivers. If you don’t make it, there is free access to the area behind the garages for the whole weekend.
During that time, we hope also to have some interesting Citroen cars on display in the pit lane. Owners of any such Citroens are invited to make contact, here. Before and after the pit lane walk, those cars will be on display in a dedicated area near the paddock.
Warm up 13.20 – 13.40 just to make sure everything is working OK
Pit lane opens at 16.30 for race cars to go round to the grid. Closes at 16.45
Rolling start 17.00 and they are off, to drive twice round the clock
Sunday, August 19
24 Hour race finishes 17.00
Soon after the finish at 17.00 on Sunday, as is traditional, all the cars will enter the pit lane and drive slowly up and then into parc-ferme. Groups with children under 16 to use the refuges along the pit road.
Expect to see some of the 2CVGB people from their National Meeting arrive around then.
The prize giving ceremony will be held around 17.30 or as soon as possible after scrutineering has been completed.
Liqui Moly 2CV 24 Hour 2019
This race will be part of the celebrations of 30 years of Citroen 2CV racing and of 100 years of the Citroen company. Provisional date and cost will be in the September edition of this Newsletter, with an advance reservation form.
Club Dinner Dance and Prizegiving: Westmead Hotel, November 17
The highlight of the social side of the Club. Full ticket information in the September edition. Meanwhile, any queries to organiser, Katy Storey, here.
Spa 2CV 24 Hour – October 2018
It’s the 34th running of the Spa 24 Hour race organised by 2CVRT in Belgium. Over 100 cars will be in the race over the weekend of October 6-7 at the historic Spa Francorchamps F1 circuit.
There will be track parades and for those taking their 2CV’s the opportunity to do a lap of the race circuit in a procession of over 200 cars on the Saturday afternoon. As it’s the 70th anniversary of the Citroen 2CV there are also plans for other events across the weekend. Entry is free to all and a large number of European 2CV clubs are attending.
UK teams will be racing again in UK Club class cars and in UK Hybrid 2CV classes. Entry forms for 2CV's are available 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.
2CVParts.com – Liqui Moly – Professional Motor Sport World Expo 2018 – Stevenage Sheet Metal – Duff Morgan – LION – BRT Bearings Group – Mintex Classic – Motorsport Media
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