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The series, which has been in existence since 1994 attracts Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget drivers from all over Europe, who race at some of the world’s most evocative race circuits, at a lower cost than competing at their local club circuit.
This year, as well as the Nürburgring GP, the FISC EuroTour takes in the awesome Spa circuit in Belgium, the even more awesome Nordschleife Historic GP circuit, the former Dutch GP circuit, Zandvoort, and Dijon, once home to the French Grand Prix. Previous races have been run at such evocative circuits as Clermont Ferrand, Le Mans and Montlhéry, the home of the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or, south of Paris.
Part of the appeal of the series is that competitors race in a family friendly atmosphere, with hospitality taken care of for the whole weekend. And yet the cost of the whole season, including entry fees for 13 races, 10 hours of circuit time, hospitality and free ferry crossings for UK competitors, is only £2,875.
One of FISC’s most successful and long standing competitor’s, Ian Hulett said, “As far as I can see, there is nothing quite like FISC anywhere in the racing world. We compete on tracks most of us would previously only have dreamed about and yet it’s cheaper than racing in the UK. Because the regulations are intelligently written, the racing is extremely close, yet damage to cars is virtually unheard of.”
Such is the success of the EuroTour, that organiser Pieter Bakker is looking to open it up to other ‘BMC’ cars from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Pieter said, “This year we will be allowing MGA’s and MGB’s to join us at Spa and the Nordschleife. If that is a success then we might look to offering them a whole season in 2006.”
Further information on the FISC EuroTour can be found at www.fisc-europe.org