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Preview: Thockmorton Challenge, Worcestershire, 12 October

Published 01 October 2013

This year's Throckmorton Challenge promises to be the biggest and best to date. Event organiser, Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO), says that more than 100 classics will be competing in the event, which will be held on 12 October at RAF Pershore, Worcestershire.

The fourth running of the event has also attracted a number of unusual entries, including Ben Williams’ Porsche 944, a rare pre-production prototype manufactured in 1981, and Michael and Richard Moss’ 1965 Fiat 2300S, which rallied in the 1960s and enjoyed a Tour de France win – this is one of only seven cars in the UK and the only one competing in rallies.

The Challenge will also count with the participation of two crews from Mission Motorsport, the charity formed and run by servicemen, veterans and motorsport professionals endeavoured to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations.

Crews will tackle over 15 tests and a number of regularity sections on the airfield and through the Worcestershire countryside, including a five-mile regularity on private land. The Throckmorton Challenge is a qualifying round of the 2013 HERO Cup in association with EFG International, the club’s annual championship. It is also part of the Historic Rally Car Register's (HRCR) Clubman Championship, a series of events that are held throughout the country.

Peter Nedin, HERO’s Event Director, said: 'More than 60 participants are taking part in the Training and Briefing day on Friday, which is testament to HERO’s dedication to provide training for novices and more experience.'

Throckmorton 2012_Ph Rastrelli

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