When: 18th – 20th August 2017
Where: Snetterton Circuit, Norwich, Norfolk NR16 2JU
£: Costs £10 for an adult day ticket or £19 for an adult weekend ticket. Teen tickets cost £6 for a day or £12 for the weekend. Children under 13 years go free
What is it?
This month, visitors to Snetterton Circuit will be able to watch strange-looking French relics take to the track in the 2CV 24 Hour Race. This unique race is one of only two 24 hour motor races in the UK, and by far the longest running.
For a car designed by Andre Citroën more than 60 years ago, the ‘tin snails’ as they are sometimes called, are great fun to drive and they put on a great show.
Each car has three or four drivers, who change when the cars come in to refuel, around every two hours.
Every team has mechanics who fettle the cars, and some are said to be able to change an engine in just seven minutes. Teams set up camp behind their garages to cater for the drivers and the pit crew.
This year, the cars will be testing all day on Friday, and in the evening they will be qualifying and setting grid positions. They will emerge from their pit garages at around 10am on Saturday for a warm up, before the race itself starts at 5pm. Then it’s flat out, twice around the clock, through the darkness, until the finish at 5pm on Sunday.
There’s always a special atmosphere at this unique 24 hour race. It’s all very friendly, and spectators are invited to walk into the back of the pit garages and watch the crews at work. If you are lucky, you might just see a speedy engine change.
Visitors can enter into the full spirit of the event and stay the night. There is plenty of space to pitch a tent, caravan or motorhome, with all the expected facilities on site.
As well as the 24 hour race, there will be additional race action from the MSA British Superkart Championships for F250 National, BSA National Championships for F125 Open, and BSA National Championships for Division 1 Superkart.