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Oulton gears up for a Sunny end to the Gold Cup

Monday, August 26 2013

Racing at this year's Oulton Park Gold Cup continues today (Monday) with eleven races on the programme.

The first race action of the day will come from the Derek Bell Trophy/Classic Formula 3. The Derek Bell contest is a celebration of the powerful Formula 5000 single-seaters of the 1970s, the likes of which will probably never be seen again. Michael Lyons will start from pole position after setting blisteringly quick times in qualifying yesterday. The rest of the grid will be formed from Formula 2 and 3 cars from the same era.

Next on the bill will be the Martini Trophy, returning for their second race of the weekend. Nick Fleming will be looking to claim a second win in his Chevron.

Once again the Super Touring trophy should be a highlight and after yesterday's drama there may be a few scores to be settled! James Dodd took top honours in the dramatic Sunday contest with both Patrick Watts and John Cleland in the thick of the action. Watts retired following an early incident and will start from the rear of the grid, setting up an intriguing encounter. To spice things up even further Tim Harvey is expected to join in at the wheel of his old Sierra RS500. You can also expect plenty of thrills and spills from the Historic Touring Cars!

Formula Ford will be represented by both the traditional wingless Formula Ford 1600s and the slicks and wings Formula Ford 2000s. Formula Ford continues to boom on the historic scene, frequently producing grids far larger than their contemporary counterparts. Further single-seater action will come from the Classic Racing Cars and the 500cc Formula 3 cars.

The day will end with a Sportscar double-bill, the 1950s machines from Fiscar ending the day following an outing from the quirky Classic Clubman prototypes.

 There will also be plenty to see and do away from the track, with everything from a funfair to a Wall of Death show on hand to entertain the masses. There will also be a great deal of classic displays from car clubs, showing off their pristine machines.

The paddock will also be open, offering fans the chance to get a closer look at some race specials of all ages as well as meet the teams and drivers.

A comprehensive timetable of events and entries for the Gold Cup is available  here.

Tickets for the Oulton Park Gold Cup on 24-26 August are available on the gate for £22 per day on Sunday and Monday with free admission for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.