Hero Challenge 2017
Location: Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27 8AL,
Celebrating its eighth year, the Hero Challenge (previously The Throckmorton Challenge) is heading to Bicester Heritage this September for a day of incredible rally action.
With two separate sections each following a similar route, the event is a one-of-a-kind day of racing that’s a must-do for any rally fan.
Here’s a look at what to expect from this year’s event…
Tailored around experience
The Hero Challenge is split into two sections; the Clubman Section and the National B Section.
The Clubman is made for those new to the world of classic rally driving (or more experienced racers looking to give their car some practice), while the National B is aimed more at seasoned drivers and navigators.
The routes will be slightly different in both, but each will span 150 miles. The Clubman Section is set to be the (slightly) easier event, with no night-time driving or complex navigation, so, it shouldn’t scare off too many newcomers.
One step towards the Hero Cup
The Hero Challenge is one of the events that make up the incredible Hero Cup series. So prior to this event, drivers may have already taken part in a number of different races and courses, making their way onto the Hero Cup leader board.
A lot of experienced drivers will be taking part in the Hero Challenge to get their car prepared for some of the Hero Cup events later in the year. This is a great event for newcomers to learn a thing or two from some rallying greats, in a friendly (but competitive) atmosphere.
The 150-mile event takes place on September 23, and cars are only eligible if built before 1 January 1986.
You can find out more about the Hero Challenge, and register your interest in taking part, by visiting the Hero Challenge website