Coventry MotoFest 2016
Things are set to get heavy on the ring road this June as organisers at Coventry Motofest announce racing trucks will take part in this year’s event.
The 1000 horsepower, five tonne heavyweights of motorsport, drawn from the British Truck Racing Championship’ (BTRC) race series, will run on the ring road circuit on June 4- 5 – courtesy of Coventry Motofest’s new partnership with Donington Park circuit.
The partnership between the two organisations will see the East Midlands based circuit bring a range of content from their 2016 events calendar and race series to run on the Motofest track during this year’s festival.
With Donington Park circuit hosting one of the key rounds of the British Truck Racing Championship on July 23-24, the drivers will have the opportunity to warm up for the swoops and inclines of the East Midlands circuit with runs around Motofest’s unique ring road course.
Among the drivers taking part are ten-time BTRC champion Stuart Oliver, championship regular Steve Thomas and BTRC 2011 and 2015 Division Two champion Steve Powell , whose father was one of the first UK truck racers competing over 30 years ago.
As well as being among the BTRC’s top drivers, Stuart Oliver, Steve Thomas and Steve Powell are also the entrepreneurial driving force behind BTRC, and are looking forward to taking to the ring road in their modified rigs to entertain the crowds at Coventry Motofest.
Darren Langeveld, Coventry Motofest Race Director, said: “It’s very exciting to announce the true heavyweights of motorsport, the BTRA racing trucks at this year’s Coventry Motofest.
“Racing Trucks make for some of the most spectacular sights in British motorsport, with burning rubber and powerslides a common sight. They are certainly nothing like the trucks you might casually overtake on a motorway or the ring road!
“With some of the best drivers from the BTRA series confirmed to take part, the racing trucks are set to be a real crowd pleaser and another great addition to the overall spectacle of Coventry Motofest.”
As part of the racing trucks announcement, Coventry Motofest and Donington Park circuit are running a joint competition offering entrants the chance to win two VIP tickets for the Donington Park round of the British Truck Racing Championship on July 23- 24.
Ian Watson, General Manager at the British Automobile Racing Club who jointly organise the BTRC championship, said: “The BARC are delighted to be involved with Motofest again in 2016, having experienced the event for the first time last year.
“Each year we see Coventry Motofest grow and provide the audience with a real variety of vehicles to watch during the weekend. This year we are pleased to see some of our Truck Championship competitors attending the event which will be a shock to some but overall set to create an awesome sight for all involved.”