Group C Racing: agreement between HSR and Peter Auto

Henceforth, Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and Peter Auto will apply common technical and sporting regulations for their respective Group C grids.

Henceforth, the Group C Racing prototypes will use the same specifications in the races organised by Historic Sportscar Racing and by Peter Auto. This is great news for the owners who can race on the most famous American and European circuits. Participation in the Daytona Classic (9-12 November 2017) and the Sebring 12-Hours Classic (30 November – 3 December 2017), will be accepted in the context of the rule according to which drivers must have taken part in two qualifying heats before racing in Le Mans Classic (6-8 July 2018). They can also compete in these two obligatory qualifying heats in the Peter Auto Series whose calendar will be unveiled this week.

The Group C regulations, in force between 1982 and 1994, led to the production of legendary cars that wrote some of the most glorious pages in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Sports Car World Endurance Championship. The Group Cs are modern looking with their fighter pilot-like cockpits, doors in elytron and their huge rear wings, and they still exert an incredible fascination on all generations of fans with performances that are close to those of the current crop of LM P prototypes as their top speed is way north of 300 km/h!