Rally legends set for Silverstone Classic

| 11 Jun 2019
Classic & Sports Car – Rally legends set for Silverstone Classic

If you thought the Silverstone Classic was all about racing, think again! A mouth-watering array of rally stars has been confirmed for next month’s event.

And for British rallying fans, it doesn’t get much more spine-tingling than the Subaru Impreza of 1995 World Rally Championship-winning driver Colin McRae.

In fact, it’s a return to Silverstone for that car, as McRae campaigned it at the Northamptonshire circuit in 1997, when the track featured as a WRC spectator special stage, en route to securing his third Network Q RAC Rally victory.

Classic & Sports Car – Rally legends set for Silverstone Classic

If that’s not evocative enough, how about some Group B greats?

Classic rally-car heroes including a Ford RS200, Peugeot 205 T16 and Nissan 240RS are coming to Silverstone – and, unlike McRae’s Impreza, they’ll be in action.

Catch their demo runs on the strip of former track between what were once Abbey and Bridge (now christened the Shift & Drift Zone).

Here they will be vying for spectators’ attention with the rubber-burning Streetcar Shootout, which is at the meeting for the 10th time and which will see over 70 cars competing for top honours as it showcases the best of British streetcar drag racing.

And if they give you a taste for Group B, there’s an MG Metro 6R4 with only seven miles on the clock up for grabs in Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the event.

Classic & Sports Car – Rally legends set for Silverstone Classic

“It’s great to be adding the aura of Group B to the power-packed Shift & Drift Zone show,” said Nick Wigley, CEO of the Silverstone Classic.

“Those monsters really caught the public’s imagination back in the ’80s and it’s no surprise that they continue to do so today. The heroics of Colin McRae were similarly exciting, so the presence of his RAC Rally winning Subaru is sure to be yet another must-see magnet for all Classic visitors.”

The Silverstone Classic is on 26-28 July – get tickets here.


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