Masters Historic Racing launches best-ever calendar‏

Six different countries are on the calendar for Masters Historic Racing in 2012 as the UK-based historic race promoter has launched its best-ever calendar. There will be 10 events in 2012 and eight of the circuits are Formula 1 venues, past or present.Masters will be in charge of the on-track element of the popular Catalan Festival at Barcelona (April 20-22), which earned many plaudits in its first season in 2011 before a return to Dijon-Prenois in France for the Grand Prix de l’age d’Or in June (23-25). In addition, Masters will have grids at the Silverstone Classic in July (20-22), the popular Oldtimer GP at the Nurburgring in August (11-13) and two events in September. The first is the new Historic Grand Prix at Zandvoort (September 1/2) and the second is the traditional September’s Spa Six Hours (21-23).Masters will run four UK events in 2012 at Oulton Park, Brands Hatch, Snetterton and Donington. The Donington and Brands Hatch event will run to the Masters two-day Festival programmes on the respective Grand Prix circuits, while Oulton Park and Snetterton will boast one-day events aimed at national-level racers.Masters Historic Racing Event Manager Rachel Bailey said: “This is an excellent calendar and we are looking forward to a superb season of racing. Six different countries and nine different circuits make for hundreds of miles of racing for our competitors. As ever, Masters is committed to providing value for money for our drivers and the cost per minute compares very favourably with other race organisers. If you want to race historic cars on great circuits in 2012, Masters is the place to be.”The provisional Masters Historic Racing calendar looks like this:·      March 9/10 - Goodwood (Track days)·      March 17 - Oulton Park, Masters Raceday·      April 5 – Donington Test Day·      April 9 – Snetterton, Masters Festival·      April 20-22 – Barcelona, Catalan Classic Festival·      May 26/27 - Brands Hatch, Masters Festival·      June 23-25 - Dijon-Prenois, Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or·      July 20-22 – Silverstone, Silverstone Classic·      August 10-12 – Nurburgring, Oldtimer Grand Prix·      September 1/2 – Zandvoort, Historic Grand Prix·      September 21/23 -Spa-Francorchamps, Spa Six Hours·      October 13/14 – Donington Park, Masters Festival