The late 1970's and 80's were the golden years of the Tourism races, with several Tourism Championships flourishing across Europe, notably the European Tourism Championship endurance races. These races were very popular with the public with big flame spitting Touring cars led by Roberto Ravaglia, Steve Soper or Tom Walkinshaw between others.
The idea is to offer a new championship for more “modern” tourism racing cars, but always in the spirit of Historic Endurance, which stands for respect for opponents, a Gentlemen Driver attitude and the already famous 3 C's (No Crashing, No Cheating and No Complaining), in all the three events that will take place in Spain.
As you can read in the Regulations available bellow, the entries are due according to invitation by the organization in accordance with the “spirit of the CARRERA M80” and comply with FIA Appendix K.
Cars with Turbo will have a coefficient of 1.4 for considering the final engine capacity.
Categories and cars accepted:
Category Group 2 (GR2) - Category for any car until 1982. Touring car according to FIA homologations until (31/12/1982) and FIA HTP papers or national technical passport. Examples: BMW 323i, Ford Capri, Ford Escort MK2, Rover 3500 SD1, VW Golf GTI MK1, BMW 635 (gr2)
Category Touring Under 1400 (T1400) - 210Cars until 1994 homologated Touring cars in group 2, A or N under 1400cc, car according to FIA homologations until (31/12/1994). Examples: Toyota Starlet, Citroen Ax, Renault 5, etc
Category Group 1 and N Cars (GR1/N) - Cars until 1993 homologated Group 1 Touring cars plus cars according to Portuguese Group 1 regulations, car according to FIA homologations until (31/12/1993). Examples: VW Golf MK1, Datsun 1200, Ford Escort RS2000.
Category Touring under 2000 CC (T2000) - Cars until 1994 homologated as Touring Cars under 2000cc in Group A, N or Trophy specification, car according to FIA homologations until (31/12/1994). Examples: VW Golf MK2, Mk3, Honda Civic, Peugeot 205 GTI
Category Touring over 2000 CC(TMAX) Cars until 1990 homologated as Touring Cars group A or N over 2000cc in Group A, N or Trophy specification, car according to FIA homologations until (31/12/1990). Examples: Rover Vitesse, BMW 635 CSL, Ford Sierra Cosworth, BMW E30 M3,
Category GT Trophy (GTCOPA) Category for any pre-1993 GT Cars in Trophy specification. Examples: Porsche 944 Cup, Porsche 964 Cup, Porsche 968 CS Cup, Ferrari 348 Challenge, Ventury Trophy
Category H-INV (H-INV) This category is for Cars not allowed in any of the previous categories or cars not complaining with the Appendix K. However, some cars can be considered eligible to race if the organization committee believed it will improve the spectacle and improve the other driver’s enjoyment.
Weekend format of and other information:
The events will be in the format of “semi-resistance” with two 40-minute races and a change-over stop, so it's possible for two drivers to share the race.
Without exception, all cars cannot use “Slick” tyres”. All cars should use Toyo R888R or R888 tyres.
For more informations about the cars we accept in this competition please contact us by email:
29 Feb./01 Mar
Ricardo Tormo Circuit
Premiere of the Carrera M80 competition in a party atmosphere of the Racing Legends event, that takes more than 900 classic cars and a lot of public. The city of Valencia is very close and is an excellent place for tourism, entertainment and is cherished by the good Mediterranean weather.
23 / 24 May
Jarama Race Circuit
Inaugurated in 1967 as a permanent circuit, it´s layout was never changed, being exactly the same where names such as Hill, Clark, Stewart, Fittipaldi, Andretti and Villeneuve triumphed. The Jarama circuit is always one of the most popular circuits in Spain, thanks to the very fluid layout with short straights and several fast corners.
Angél Nieto Circuit
City of Jerez with a fantastic and unique atmosphere that combines a weekend of good racing with good hotels and good restaurants, ideal for the whole family. Demanding circuit layout, with good conditions, always one of the most appreciated by the drivers.