Officials from Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and Peter Auto have announced an exclusive partnership that will allow both organizations to adopt a common set of rules and regulations for the premier Group C category. The new regulations will get their first outing this weekend, November 8-12, at HSR’s Classic at Daytona presented by IMSA at Daytona International Speedway.
In addition the Classic at Daytona, HSR’s sister Classic 12 Hour at Sebring, November 30-December 3, at Sebring International Raceway, will also find Group C competitors racing under the uniform HSR/Peter Auto Group C regulations. Participation in the Group C class in both the Daytona and Sebring races will fulfill the requirement that calls for competitors to have run two “qualifying” races prior to racing in the Le Mans Classic in 2018.
Owned and operated by Patrick Peter, Peter Auto has created many events for modern and classic cars in its home country of France and abroad. The list includes the Le Mans Classic, created in partnership with the ACO, that, like the Classic at Daytona, is a tribute event to the legendary 24-hour races run each year at Circuit de la Sarthe and Daytona International Speedway, respectively.
“Motor racing, should it be modern or historic, is often passion taking over reason,” Peter said. “I have tried to combine them both and work with pleasure. The recipe for success is quite simple: a few ideas, enthusiasm, a natural sense of service, lots of work, without forgetting a major point and efficient and reliable staff. I am delighted that over 30 years, Peter Auto has earned itself a major place within motor racing.”
“We look forward to a successful and productive Group C technical partnership with Patrick Peter and everyone at Peter Auto,” said HSR President David Hinton. “A common yet uncomplicated rules structure for this popular class should make it easier for competitors to compete in both HSR and Peter Auto events. It could also be the cornerstone of another chapter in the great history of the Group C category that will see competitors annually compete once again at Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring and other great circuits around the world in the same season.”
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