Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2015 popular among Dutch historic racing series

Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2015 popular among Dutch historic racing series

The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort announces that two racing series are already fully booked. The Dutch National Championship for Historic Touring cars & GTs and the Dantuma NK GT & TC are expected to line up 57 cars each during Holland’s largest historic racing event. The event takes place on 28, 29 and 30 August 2015.

The Dutch National Championship for Historic Touring cars & GTs (NK HTGT) will continue the tradition by visiting the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort for the fourth time. In each edition they visited the Dutch racetrack with the largest possible amount of vehicles. Visitors can expect a variety of models also this year. “It’s likely that 57 racers will enter the race weekend,” says series secretary Egbert Kolvoort. “We are already working on a waiting list.”

Powerful starting grid

The NK HTGT is a racing series for touring cars and GTs from the years 1947 up to and including 1965. For this edition, the Jaguar E-Type Low Drag will make an appearance. In addition, a Ferrari is expected to join the competition too. What type remains a surprise. The regular, but characteristic cars like the Porsche 911, Lotus Elan and Elite, Ford Falcon Sprint, GT40 and Mustang, Mini Cooper and Fiat Abarth can be spotted on track and up close in the paddock.

Fully booked

The Dantuma NK GT & TC for touring cars and GTs from the years 1966 up to and including 1981, is also preparing a reserve list. “For the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort we’ve received 57 applications and in addition five drivers are on our waiting list,” says Paul Engel on behalf of the racing series. “We even received entries from those who don’t have a car yet, but they won’t take any risks missing the event.”

Last year, 45 competitors debuted at the Historic Grand Prix and enjoyed spectacular races.

Exceptional cars

The starting grid will feature a diverse field of makes and models. Among these are a few that rarely can be seen at the track. The presence of the Studebakker Commander of Geert Boels and Niels Bollen’s Warwick GT 350 are exceptional. In addition a Ford GT40, a Mazda RX3, a DE Tomaso Pantera and two Datsuns 240Z are on the provisional competitors list. The series expects to welcome a dozen Belgian, half a dozen Danish and several Austrian drivers.

Both racing series will trial the Dutch track, with a smaller field of vehicles, on 2 and 3 May 2015 during the Historic Zandvoort Trofee at Circuit Park Zandvoort.

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