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Historic F2 to contest 2017 Historic Gold Cup

Monday, July 24, 2017

The ‘revived’ Historic Gold Cup will be awarded for a second consecutive year at Oulton Park on August Bank Holiday Weekend (26-28 August) with the main prize to be handed to the victor in the Historic Formula 2 International Series.

The Historic Gold Cup was first awarded last year as a special trophy to recreate the spirit of the original Gold Cup, when it was collected by historic Lotus F1 racer Peter Horsman. Last year’s Gold Cup was a celebration of the competition’s non-championship F1 roots, whilst this year will focus on the race’s F2 roots.

The original Gold Cup was won by some of the greats of the sport in-period, including by Stirling Moss five times, and John Surtees, who sadly passed away this year, four times. Horsman’s 2016 victory marked the first page in a new chapter for the historic event which continues to increase in popularity.

The Historic Formula 2 International series is a high-class historic racing championship which is open to single-seater racing cars originally built and raced in the 1960s and ‘70s, with an international calendar which includes former F1 venues across the continent as well as the Cheshire circuit.

The championship is divided into four classes for cars of varying ages and specifications; The Jim Clark Trophy, Bruno Giacomelli Trophy, Gilles Villeneuve Trophy, and the Jochen Rindt Trophy. The overall winner will receive the Historic Gold Cup on August Bank Holiday Monday.

The Historic F2s will join an evocative and exciting programme of on-track nostalgia at the Gold Cup, which will feature a rich selection of retro single-seaters, GTs, touring cars, and more.

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