The mixed return of a historic racing stalwart
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The mixed return of a historic racing stalwart

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Last weekend's Silverstone Classic may not have benefited from the best British summer weather, but there was some great racing – and a baffling result

Celebrated a year late due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and rebranded Classic Silverstone, the 30th anniversary historic event at the home of British motor racing was another monster.

The international contingent that has flavoured it for so long was understandably very slim this time, ever-changing travel restrictions and testing criteria having made planning impossible for most. This largely narrowed the focus to UK-based combatants, but the overseas entries will be back given a fair wind. As ever the cream rose to the top over an action-packed Historic Sports Car Club-run 21-race card, centred on a relentless 12-hour marathon programme on Saturday.

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