Fans of RS500 Sierra Cosworths will instantly recognise these two. The race suit may sit a little tighter these days, but Tim Harvey will be reunited with the Labbatts sponsored car he drove in the British Touring Car Championship in 1992. Thi is the actual car he drove in the series and now owned by Paul Smith, the car is correct in every way.
Tim had a shakedown test last week in the 560Bhp car and the tome of the press information gives the sound of quiet confidence. “It’s absolutely as it was after my final race,” he reported. “It must be the most original Cosworth Sierra still out there right down to the switches and stickers. I’m now really looking forward to Silverstone Classic. It’s going to be very special.” In my view, nineties touring cars were one of the golden ears of saloon racing, mostly rear wheel drive, with more power than grip, they were exciting to watch for all the right reasons.
If you want to sere the car in action, Tim is driving it on the Saturday, with Paul Smith back behibd the wheel on the Sunday. Spectators to Silverstone Classic must buy tickets in advance. In keeping with the popular event’s widely acclaimed ‘access all areas’ policy, tickets include free entrance to all the special classic car displays, both National and Wing racing paddocks and pit complexes, trackside grandstands, live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings plus a host of other entertainment for all ages and interests. Adult admittance is from just £35 (plus fees) and considerable savings are on offer for those festival goers spending the full weekend at Silverstone. Full details can be found on the official www.silverstoneclassic.com website.
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