Heritage Touring Cars and Victorian Historic Racing Register Plan the Future


Heritage Touring Cars and Victorian Historic Racing Register Plan the Future

Group A and C cars to return to Phillip Island in 2016

THE popular Heritage Touring Car category and the Victorian Historic Racing Register are working together on early planning for the category’s participation at the Phillip Island Classic event in 2016.

In line with the VHRR’s annual category rotation policy for the event, Group A and C touring cars will not compete at the Classic next year. 

Both HTC and the VHRR have already started planning for the return of the category to the Phillip Island event in 2016 with a revised race schedule, more track time and an extended race in a prime time slot on the Sunday afternoon.

“We respect and appreciate the VHRR’s rotation policy for the Phillip Island event,” says HTC’s Ed Singleton.

“Having a year away will make our 2016 return all the more special. The increase in track time will be a major plus for competitors too.”

The VHRR’s Ian Tate says the organisation is making a long-term commitment to the Heritage Touring Car category for the future.

“Due to the number of national events already scheduled for HTC in 2015, the VHRR has decided to use its annual category rotation policy to rest the Historic Group C and A categories in 2015,” he says.

“The VHRR Committee respects that as the Group C and A categories grow in numbers and spectator appeal there will be more events added to the calendar, as has occurred with the iconic touring car circuit at Bathurst next year.

“The VHRR is making a long term commitment to the Group C and A category and is working with our existing sponsors and the Phillip Island race circuit management to ensure that the annual event remains Australia’s pre-eminent historic race meeting.

The HTC category has confirmed it will attend Mount Panorama with a full 55 car grid to compete at the 2015 Bathurst Motor Festival on the Easter, April 3-5 weekend.

Round four of this year’s Heritage Touring Cars Championship will be held at the Muscle Car Masters at Sydney Motorsport Park on Father’s Day weekend – September 6-7.