Masters Historic Racing has released its 2022 UK and European event calendar, tailored to the needs of its competitors by helping drivers and teams enjoy as much quality racing as much as possible.
The 2022 season will see an increased emphasis on UK races for our Masters Gentlemen Drivers and Masters Pre-66 Touring Car grids – including the relaunch of the much-loved Oulton Park Gold Cup – while Masters Historic Formula One, Masters Historic Sports Cars and Masters Endurance Legends will continue to tour the most heralded European GP circuits. Barcelona and the Nürburgring will make a welcome return to the European calendar, while Masters will also make a first-time stop at the Red Bull Ring in June.
Having learned from the rollercoaster rides of the last two years, Masters organizers have partly split their five main series across a larger number of events, recognizing that international travel is more difficult harder for competitors in some series than others. The increased number of UK dates will support the Masters Gentlemen Drivers and Masters Pre-66 Touring Car competitors, easing their EU carnet obligations while still offering several continental highlights.
Drivers in those two series will line up at the fantastic Oulton Park Gold Cup (July 29-31) in a return to the iconic British circuit. Masters Gentlemen Drivers competitors will also enjoy international rounds at the Nürburgring and the new Red Bull Ring venue as well as a standalone event at the Silverstone International Trophy in mid-May.
Both series will feature at the three core British Masters events, including Donington Park (April 15-16), Brands Hatch (May 28-29) and Silverstone (Aug. 26-28). In addition, Spa, Zandvoort and Portimão will see the Masters Gentlemen Drivers and Masters Pre-66 Touring Cars join each other in a one-shot, single concurrently run race. Pit stops will be adjusted in the combined races to allow teams with both types of cars to compete in each car in the same race.
On the continent, the Classic at the Red Bull Ring (event name tbc) June 10-12 is an exciting new addition to the Masters calendar, with four Masters fields traveling to the Austrian Alps mountain circuit for a new historic racing festival.
Meanwhile, Masters will make an exciting return to Zandvoort’s Historic Grand Prix, after a one-year absence, on a mid-July weekend. The Spa Six Hours will follow in October, before all will venture back to the Algarve Classic Festival as a season finale.
Two familiar and stunning circuits also return to the calendar in 2022: Barcelona will take prime position as the Masters season-opener (the last visit here was Espíritu de Montjuïc meeting in 2017); and the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, which is under a new welcoming management team, will be inviting teams to enjoy its traditional place on the Masters schedule in mid-August.
Entry forms for the 2022 season will be released in early January.
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