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Snetterton to celebrate all things Great and British

Sunday, May 02 2010

Snetterton will be flying the Union Flag this weekend (8/9 May) when the super-quick 1.95 mile circuit hosts the Dunlop Great & British Festival, a celebration of home-grown vehicles and racing talent.

The festival, which was first launched in 2006, brings together some of the UK's leading club racing series. This year's visit to Snetterton will include a packed programme of saloon car, single seater and sports car racing, featuring an exciting mix of rising stars and enthusiastic amateur competitors.

One of Britain's most iconic cars - the Mini - will be starring at Great & British this year, as there will be track action from the Mini Challenge.

The opening round last month produced some close racing, as reigning champion Luke Caudle clinched two wins before Chris Panayiotou snatched victory in the final outing of the day. In addition, there will be action from two other Mini series: Mini Miglia and Mini Se7en.

The Autosport Young Guns series will provide single seater competition from some of the UK's most promising young motorsport talent, including former T Cars competitor James Nutbrown and 16-year-old karting ace Josh Webster from Stowmarket in Suffolk.

There will also be racing from the Dunlop Sport Maxx Cup, a saloon and sports coupé racing series for vehicles up to five years old, where Adrian Churchill's Vauxhall Astra VXR has established a slender points lead over Luca Lorenzini's Nissan 370Z, along with a sportscar outing from the Quaife Radical Clubmans Cup.

Tickets for the Great & British Festival at Snetterton on 8/9 May are available on the gate for £12, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0870 950 9000 or click on the link below.