Classic and Retro Time Attack Championship confirmed for 2015

Organisers of the MSA Time Attack Championship are pleased to announce that the Classic & Retro Time Attack Championship is confirmed for 2015. It is open to cars that are more than 25-years old and will follow all of the exiting championship’s six rounds.

Universally acclaimed for attracting the very latest in modern machinery, Time Attack organisers have created a competitive platform to cater for the increasing interest shown by owners of older and cherished vehicles. It is designed to appeal to drivers and teams that are looking for a competitive arena that offers a non-contact form of motorsport and where the participation lasts longer than just a few minutes over a given stretch of asphalt!

The format of Time Attack is unique, with each round comprising four, 15-20-minute sessions: Warm-up, Practice, Qualifying and the Final. Consequently, drivers will experience at least one-hour of track time during the day.Because the championship does not involve racing, Time Attack’s Club Classes run under an MSA ‘Speed’ permit. Therefore, cars only need to comply with Sprint and Hillclimb regulations and drivers may hold a non-race rather than a race category competition licence.

The championship’s format also means that, even though cars from the various classes take to the track together there is rarely physical contact, as results are decided on the fastest lap rather than the first to cross the line.

In keeping with the traditional Time Attack classing structure, there will be two categories: Club, for cars built to Sprint and Hill climb specifications and Pro, for cars built to race specifications. Both categories will be further split into various classes based on potential lap times rather than a car’s technical specification.

“Having looked at the possibility of introducing categories for older cars during the 2014 season, we are now delighted to be launching a complete championship for vehicle models introduced before 1990, especially as we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Time Attack in 2015”, said Time Attack Managing Director Andy Barnes.“We believe that the format of our events and the open nature of our rules will suit many existing classic and historic vehicles, as anything that’s been used in the past for hillclimbing, sprinting or racing is eligible to enter. We also believe that the contrast between the old and new machinery will provide a real spectacle and, as there’s already a great atmosphere in the paddock, I know that the owners of the older cars are going to receive a very warm welcome indeed.”Organisers are looking for entries from owners of saloons and sports cars (not open-wheelers) that are regarded as classic or historic vehicles. For further details and to apply for an entry, please contact Championship Coordinator Simon Slade:

Competitors who are attending this week’s Autosport International can meet the Time Attack team on stand 6565, where they will be pleased to discuss details about the championship and how to enter.

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