LINCOLNSHIRE’S Cadwell Park has revealed a busy programme of massive events for the 2011 motorsport season, featuring the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship’s annual ‘party in the park’ over August Bank Holiday and a new two-day Historic Racing Festival during Easter weekend.
The gem of a circuit, nestling in the picturesque Wolds, just a few miles from Louth, features an impressive programme of historic racing events for 2011, showcasing two and four wheel machinery from the past eight decades.
Kick-starting the season on Easter Sunday and Monday will be a new Historic Racing Festival courtesy of the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC), which includes track action from classic sports cars and saloons dating from the 1950s.
Cadwell Park will also celebrate even older vehicles with two vintage motorcycle meetings and the annual Vintage Sports Car Festival. These three events will see some of motorsport’s oldest working machinery driven in anger around the undulating 2.2-mile track, such as pre-war sports cars and 1930s bikes.
Motorcycle fans can enjoy a two wheel adrenaline fix when the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship makes its annual pilgrimage to Lincolnshire for the ‘party in the park’ over August Bank Holiday weekend. This unmissable event is known for attracting impressive crowds, many of whom flock to Louth to witness the unique sight of riders becoming airborne as they tackle Cadwell Park’s infamous Mountain.
Other calendar highlights include the annual British Superkart Grand Prix – one of only three Grands Prix to take place in the UK – and the Modified Live performance car festival, both of which will take place in July.
Jon Rush, Cadwell Park Circuit Manager, said: “With 2010 being the busiest year at Cadwell Park for many years, 2011 will be yet another great season of motorsport set right in the heart of Lincolnshire. From British Superbikes to Modified Live and the British Superkart Grand Prix, plus our new Historic Racing Festival, there’s something for everyone and we can’t wait to get started!”
2011 Cadwell Park season highlights calendar (provisional)
April 24/25: HSCC Historic Racing Festival
June 11: Vintage Sports Car Festival
June 25/26: Vintage Motorcycle Championships
July 16/17: BSA British Superkart Grand Prix
July 31: Modified Live
August 27/28/29: MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship
September 24/25: Vintage Motorcycle Championships