after historic Le Mans debutSix weeks after making history as the first female British racer at Le Mans 24-Hours for three decades, Amanda Stretton will race at the Silverstone Classic on 25/26/27 July.
Stretton, well known for her work as a motorsport presenter on television, will race alongside her husband Bob Berridge in her 1965 Ford Mustang in the 40-minute Top Hat Masters Saloon car race at Silverstone."The Mustang doesn't stop very well and it doesn't have much grip, but it's great fun to race," said Amanda of the V8 American car. "Racing the Mustang is our family day out," added Amanda, now a mother of two children. The open spaces of the Silverstone Historic Grand Prix circuit should suit the Mustang well, which is one of no less than 22 American V8 monsters on the entry list.
With a capacity 48-car entry already confirmed, the Top Hat Saloon race will be another highlight of the Silverstone Classic, and the entry also includes Lotus Cortinas, BMWs, Alfa Romeos and Mini Coopers.
However, before the Silverstone race, Stretton and Berridge will team up in the world-famous 24-hour race on 14/15 June to race the LMP1 category Lola B06/10 entered by Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport and become the first husband and wife driver pairing to take part in the event in living memory.
The annual Silverstone Classic festival will be organised and promoted by Motion Works UK Limited (MWUK), the company recently licensed by Silverstone to stage the event for the next five years.
The annual Silverstone Classic is a celebration of motor racing across all decades from the 1920s to the 1990s on a current FIA approved circuit and is not totally historic as it also invites more contemporary races such as Group C, Saloons and late Formula One cars to be raced and seen in their appropriate surroundings. Classic Car Owner Clubs from across the UK and overseas play an important supporting role in recent years with 4,000 cars expected this year. The event Auction remains an important landmark and features such as the Scarf & Goggles meeting area, art & photo galleries, period air displays, funfairs, themed catering, will be retained and enhanced, with new attractions being added over the next few years.
Tickets Prices By 30 June On The DayFriday, 25 July £25.00 £30.00Saturday, 26 July £30.00 £35.00Sunday, 27 July £30.00 £35.003-Day, 25/26/27 July £55.00 n/aAdvance tickets can now be purchased on 0871 703 38 48 or online at silverstoneclassic.com All tickets include free car parking, extensive covered