In brief, March 2008

* Charlie Agg will return to a race series management role this year as co-ordinator of Group C/GTP. Agg formerly managed International Supersports racing but has more recently raced a Nissan RC90K in Group C/GTP. He has now sold that car.

* The T70 MkIIIB has topped a pole of favourite Lola cars, held to celebrate the company’s 50th year in motor sport. Lola asked a number of leading journalists and drivers to vote for their favourite car over the years and it was the 1969 Daytona 24 Hours winner which came out on top. Second place went to the T70 Can-Am, while the T332 F5000 was third.

* The Classic Sports Car Club’s Swinging 60s series has gained a place on the support programme for the World Touring Car Championship meeting at Brands Hatch on July 26/27. A 20- and a 30-minute race will be held on the Sunday. Priority will be given to regular competitors as organisers expect the races to be heavily oversubscribed.

* The 2008 Rally Show at Chatsworth will be run on June 7/8, as the event marks the 50th anniversary of the British Rally Championship. Historic rally cars will be in action on a special stage laid out in the grounds of the Derbyshire stately home, once a regular test in the RAC Rally. “Our ‘history of rallying’ will feature cars from the marques that have competed in the BRC in the past 50 years,” said event organiser Malcolm Neill. BRC personalities from the past will also attend.

* The Autosport three-hour race for sports-racing and GT cars will run for the second time at Snetterton on May 31. The longest classic race in Britain is one of seven rounds of the Guards Trophy run by the Historic Sports Car Club. Most of the other Guards Trophy races will be 40-minute events, with headline dates at the Brands Hatch GP and Silverstone International circuits.