2017 Silverstone Classic Festival to celebrate the Ford Sierra RS500’s 30th birthday in style

The world’s biggest classic racing festival is set to celebrate the Ford Sierra RS500’s 30th birthday with two very special double-header races this year.

The races will showcase the iconic RS500 against an array of high-tech Super Tourers and Group 1/A racing saloons in what promises to be be spectacular showdown. The event will feature a vast array of cars spanning some 25 years with the RS500 taking center stage. The races will include some iconic cars very close to my heart such as the Ford Capri and BMW M3 together with Super Touring cars from later years.

“It’s going to be very special and, with so much wonderful tin-top history on track, an amazing experience that no touring car enthusiast would dream of missing,” enthused Nick Wigley, CEO of event organiser, Goose Live Events. “The exciting Super Tourers have always been a big hit with the fans ever since the very first David Leslie Memorial Trophy race at the Classic back in 2009. Now we are doubling the eye-catching entertainment with what’s effectively a second stunning race running at the very same time – even more so, as this ‘second race’ will put the spotlight on the incredible achievements of the rightly idolised RS500.”

The Silverstone Classic is the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, taking place at the historic Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire. The three-day festival features the very best of historic motor racing covering more than eight decades of motor sport. The event also features a whole host of entertainment for young and old alike with live music, funfair rides and retail outlets.

Here at TN, we’re big fans of fast Fords and classic racing alike, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date with news and information on this spectacular event.

For more information and to book your tickets head on over to the https://www.silverstoneclassic.com website.

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