The Silverstone 24 Hour was a sports car race in endurance racing, held annually at Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom until 2018.

The race was originally organised by Britcar. The 2009 race was shortened to 500 miles due to the recession. In the 2010 race it was the first time they used the new Arena Circuit, previously they used the Bridge Grand Prix Circuit. The 2013 edition was shortened to 1000 km. For 2015 the race was called the Dunlop 24hr at Silverstone for sponsorship reasons.[1]

On October 2, 2015 Creventic, the promoter and organiser of the 24H Series and the Touring Car Endurance Series, announced they would organise the Silverstone 24-Hour race in 2016. It was the third round of the 2016 24H Series season and the first round of the 2016 Touring Car Endurance Series season. Every round of the 24H Series can be entered with a GT car, but this race is only open to non-GT cars.[2]


Year Drivers Team Car Laps / Distance
2005 United Kingdom Martin Short
United Kingdom Shaun Balfe
United Kingdom Jamie Derbyshire
United Kingdom Nick Jacobs
United Kingdom Balfe Motorsport/Rollcentre Racing Mosler MT900R 603 / 3,100.023 km (1,926.265 mi)[3][4]
2006 Austria Dieter Quester
Germany Dirk Werner
United Kingdom Tim Mullen
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
Austria Duller Motorsport BMW Z4 (E85) 595 / 3,058.895 km (1,900.709 mi)[3][5]
2007 Austria Dieter Quester
Germany Dirk Werner
Germany Johannes Stuck
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
Austria Duller Motorsport BMW Z4 (E85) 596 / 3,064.036 km (1,903.904 mi)[3][6]
2008 United Kingdom Mark Sumpter
United Kingdom Adrian Slater
United Kingdom Andy Purdie
United Kingdom Paragon Porsche Porsche 997 GT3-RSR 603 / 3,100.023 km (1,926.265 mi)[3][7]
2009 United Kingdom Andrew Beaumont
United Kingdom Pat Gormley
United Kingdom Ben Clucas
United Kingdom Topcats Racing Mosler MT900R 156 / 801.996 km (498.337 mi)[A 1]
2010 Poland Witt Gamski
United Kingdom Keith Robinson
United Kingdom John Gaw
United Kingdom Phil Dryburgh
United Kingdom MJC Ltd Ferrari F430 GTC 565 / 3,334.065 km (2,071.692 mi)
2011 United Kingdom Michael McInerney
United Kingdom Sean McInerney
United Kingdom Phil Keen
United Kingdom Eclipse Motorsport Ferrari F430 GTC 573 / 3,375.543 km (2,097.465 mi)
2012 United Kingdom Michael Symons
United Kingdom Clint Bardwell
United Kingdom Richard Abra
United Kingdom Mark Poole
United Kingdom MP Motorsport/JCAM BMW M3 E46 GTR 564 / 3,322.524 km (2,064.521 mi)
2013 United Kingdom Richard Abra
United Kingdom Mark Poole
United Kingdom Barwell Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 158 / 930.778 km (578.359 mi)[8][A 2]
2015 United Kingdom Andrew Howard
United Kingdom Jonathan Adam
United Kingdom Jamie Chadwick
United Kingdom Ross Gunn
United Kingdom Harry Whale
United Kingdom Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 529 / 3,116.256 km (1,936.352 mi)[9]
2016 United Kingdom Charles Lamb
United Kingdom Richard Neary
United Kingdom "Richard Roberts"
United Kingdom Martin Short
United Kingdom Team ABBA with Rollcentre Racing BMW M3 E46 GTR 512 / 3,016.192 km (1,874.175 mi)[10]
2017 Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen
Netherlands Melvin de Groot
Netherlands Rene Steenmetz
United Kingdom Robert Smith
Netherlands Team Bleekemolen SEAT León TCR V2 SEQ 549 / 3,233.61 km (2,009.27 mi)[11]
2018 Netherlands Ivo Breukers
Netherlands Rik Breukers
Latvia Konstantīns Calko
Netherlands Red SEAT LCR TCR V3 DSG 411 / 2,420.79 km (1,504.21 mi)[12]
  1. ^ 500 mile distance
  2. ^ 1000 km distance


Many big name teams have taken part in the race such as Rollcentre Racing, Jet Alliance Motorsport and Duller Motorsport. As of the end of the 2016 race, Duller Motorsport and Rollcentre Racing are the only teams that have won this event more than once.

Factory effort teams have also attempted it such as Ginetta, Mazda and Nissan.

In 2007, Top Gear took part in this race using a diesel BMW 3 series for a Top Gear Challenge. They finished the race, third in class, ahead of one of their rival teams who were also competing with a diesel BMW 3 Series.[13]

In 2012, a team of ex-servicemen took part under the Mission Motorsport banner in a Nissan 370Z. They finished in 17th overall, scoring a top ten class result.

In 2015, the Ginetta Nissan LMP3 took its debut 24 hour race start with the factory Team LNT squad. Among the driver roster was six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy. 2015 also marked the first year for a female scoring outright victory; Jamie Chadwick aboard the #35 Beechdean Aston Martin.

Since 2016, the race is restricted to touring cars and 24H-Specials.

See also


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  2. ^ "Announcement Hankook 24H Silverstone received with great enthusiasm". Creventic. October 5, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Silverstone Britcar 24 Hour" (PDF). Britcar. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
  4. ^ " News channel". Archived from the original on 2008-11-16.
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  6. ^ "Galleries by trackside".
  7. ^ "Paragon Porsche at Britcar Silverstone 24 Hour 2008". Archived from the original on 2009-08-02.
  8. ^ Timing Solutuions Ltd. (22 September 2013). "Britcar 1000k" (PDF). Britcar. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  9. ^ Timing Solutuions Ltd. (26 April 2015). "Dunlop 24hr Race" (PDF). Britcar. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  10. ^ Creventic (3 April 2016). "24H Series" (PDF). Creventic. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  11. ^ Creventic (2 April 2017). "24H Series" (PDF). Creventic. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  12. ^ Creventic (11 March 2018). "24H TCE Series" (PDF). Creventic. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  13. ^ "BBC One - Top Gear, Series 10, Episode 9".