2020 Phillip Island Classic – 1970s & 1980s Sports-racing cars preview

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 March 2020

 

If you are an endurance sports car fan, there are presents for you on track this year. Porsche, McLaren, Argo, March and Ralt are just some of the well-known brands in the 1970s – 1980s sports-racing car field.

The unique sports-car bodied Ralt RT2 of Jamie Larner will put huge pressure on the powerful endurance Porsches, the 956 of Russell Kempnish and the 962 of George Nakas. Harrison Jones is well tipped to take it to all of them in the 8-litre McLaren M8E.  Steve Webb in the Elfin 360 Repco, Laurie Bennett in the McLaren M1B and Daniel Nolan in the Nola Chev will keep them all honest.

Yes, we are in for a treat with this grid.

 

On track times:

Friday qualifying 12:40pm  
Friday race 1 4:15pm 4 laps
Saturday race 2 11:50am 5 laps
Saturday race 3 4:25pm 6 laps
Sunday race 4 10:10am 5 laps
Sunday race 5 4:15pm 10 laps

Photo credit: Chris Carter

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