There will be no Britcar 24 Hours next season, Britcar director James Tucker has confirmed.
Running as a non-championship round on the 2012 Britcar calendar the event suffered from a poor entry for the 2012 event, attracting just over 30 cars for the seventh running of the 24 Hours on the Silverstone Grand Prix track.
Tucker, citing the financial concerns faced by teams having to balance competing in the 24 with the a full season, or other races elsewhere, explained that the events’ traditional late September-early October date (September 20-22 on the provisional 2013 calendar) will be filled by a twin 1000 mile/six hour race weekend, with a race each for the Britcar Production Cup and Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship. Both races will pay points towards the 2013 season.
In 2009 the Britcar 24 Hours was replaced by a 500 mile race, financial reasons at the heart of that decision also.
Tucker and Silverstone are in negotiations about a future 24 hour event at the Northamptonshire circuit, though he admits any future event may only be biennial.