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Breaking News – Ignition on! Get ready to race at Zandvoort, Assen and Le Mans

Dear race friends,

In our last message, we promised you a full-fledged calendar for the autumn of 2020.

We are more than happy to announce the autumn program for the NKHTGT powered by Nolte Küchen, which will comprise three events: September 11th/12th at Zandvoort, September 25th, 26th and 27th Gamma Racing Day at the Assen TT-Circuit and October 16th, 17th and 18th at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit. Of course the events are subject to unforeseen circumstances, but in view of the current easing in Covid-19 measures in Europe, we still expect to have a wonderful race autumn in this quite eventful year.

All events will be held under adapted NKHTGT regulations, which amongst others allows participation with an EU license instead of an international licence. The 2020 races do not count for any form of championship. As a result, the events have an informal character. It’s needless to say that we respect everyone’s health and the Covid-19 protocols. Drivers briefings won’t be organised in the traditional way and will be digital or on paper. Unfortunately it won’t be possible to have a price giving ceremony either. But that certainly doesn’t outweigh what we all want so desperately: race! And meet each other again, at an appropriate distance, though!

Benelux Open Race Zandvoort: 11/12 september 2020

In close collaboration with Triumph Competitions we are happy to offer you an event at the renewed Zandvoort F1 circuit on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September. We’ll have a 30-minute training session and two 45-minute races for a maximum of 25 NKHTGT participants. For this occasion we share the grid with Triumph Competitions. The registration fee is € 650,00. You can register with the enclosed registration form. Acceptance is in order of receipt of payment.

Gamma Racing Day: 25/27 september 2020

Due to the corona measures, Gamma Racing Day has been moved to the weekend of September 25th, 26th and 27th. The race format is as in previous years: a 30 minute qualifying and two 30 minute races. The entry fee for this event is € 795,00. You can register for this event by filling out the enclosed entry form.

Le Mans Motors Cup 16/18 oktober 2020

The Le Mans Motors Cup will be held on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit, a new circuit for most of us. The race format of this event is a 30 minute qualifying and two 30 minute races. The registration fee for this event is € 795,00 you can register with the attached entry form.

NKHTGT 2020 fall package deal

You can also sign up for the NKHTGT 2020 fall package deal for the three events. The registration fee for this is only € 1,895.00 or a discount of no less than 15% compared to the 3 separate registrations. See also the information in the registration form.

Eligible cars

The NKHTGT accepts GTs and touring cars from the period 1947-1965 prepared according to FIA appendix K. Participating cars must have a valid FIA Historic Technical Passport (HTP). There is an invitation class for cars that don’t fully comply with the appendix K rules, but fit the NKHTGT ambiance well. Participation in the invitation class is possible at the invitation of the NKHTGT board only. All participating cars are required to drive on Dunlop Racing L or M section tires. The tires are available from our tyre partner HP Tires:  https://hptyres.com/product-category/historic/.

We sincerely hope to see you again at Zandvoort or the other events. For the meantime, we wish you a very nice and – above all – healthy summer!

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NK HTGT 2020 update 17/04

Dear drivers and team members,

Life is completely controlled by the corona crisis, with all its consequences, including canceling the racing events that we were all looking forward to. The event at Hockenheim and the Historic Zandvoort Trophy (23-24 May 2020) are both canceled. Unfortunately, the latest news is that the Spa Summer Classic (26/28 June 2020) is also canceled. Not unexpected and a sensible decision in view of the uncertain circumstances.

In our previous post, we were still thinking about 6 races, but it is clear that we cannot achieve that ambition. The earliest that the season will start now will be at the Zolder circuit (10-12 July 2020), although that is also uncertain. As it stands, Gamma Racing Day (August 7-9, 2020) will continue, as will the event at Le Mans (October 16-18, 2020). And maybe we will find alternatives for Hockenheim and the HZT, time will tell….

Behind the scenes, a lot of work is being done to draw up protocols and measures that should make it possible to participate safely in race events in the one and a half meter society. For example: digital driver briefings, no spectators, limited number of members per team, as far apart as possible on the paddocks, etc.

We expect to get more clarity in the coming weeks about the course of the 2020 season and whether or not the event at Zolder will continue in particular. Then we will inform you about the continuation of the season, both financially and in terms of planning the remaining races. We will stay very closely connect with you all.

We continue to hope that normal life can be resumed soon and that we can drive a few more beautiful NKHTGT races in the second half of 2020.

For now: stay healthy and hopefully until very soon!

With kind regards, on behalf of the entire board,

Bert Mets – chairman NKHTGT

bert@nkhtgt.nl

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NKHTGT 2020: update in uncertain times

Dear drivers, members,

We would like to give you an update on the consequences of these very uncertain times for the NKHTGT and the upcoming racing season.

At this moment, it is confirmed that our first race, the ‘Preis der Stadt Stuttgart’ at Hockenheimring (April 17-19) will not take place in the scheduled weekend. We assume that the event will take place later in the year and are in contact with the organizers.

The next race event is the ‘Historic Zandvoort Trophy’ (May 22-24).  Based on recent announcements by the Dutch Government, it is likely that this event will need to be postponed as well. We are currently waiting for information from the HARC, as the organizer of the event, if and when the event is can take place.

Our current assumption is that we will be able to organize a full race season with 6 events. The NKHTGT board is working hard to ensure we can deliver a full calendar and if needed, we will try to find other events, fitting our program, where we can participate.

In the unforeseen circumstance that we are not able to offer you a full 6 event season, we will compensate the drivers with a package deal pro rata the missing events, under the assumption that we will not make any costs for that specific event.

For the full picture, at this moment we have only paid the entire entry fee for the ‘Historic Zandvoort Trophy’ and down payments for the ‘Zolder Superprix’ and the ‘Le Mans Motors Cup’. All upcoming due payments will be postponed in consultation with the respective organizers. Be ensured that we remain in a healthy financial position.

We wish all our drivers, all club members and their families all needed strength during these uncertain times and we sincerely hope that normal life soon resumes. We are looking forward to a great race season in the second half of 2020 and hope see you all healthy and well at the starting grid.

With best wishes,

Bert Mets – voorzitter/chairman
Erwin Boon – penningmeester/treasurer