Silverstone Classic magic moments

Over 1000 entries shared across a plethora of categories helps make the Classic one of the world's biggest historic racing events

It seems to get bigger and better every year, and this season the Silverstone Classic proved yet again that it has lost none of its ability to create memorable headlines.

With Rickard Rydell returning to his BTCC-winning Volvo S40 for the first time in nearly two decades, the Super Touring Car Trophy was given a new lease of life, and a packed grid of tin-top legends was a reassuring sight.

The Classic covers a staggering amount of ground, and spectators were spoilt for choice when it came to single-seater skirmishes. Nick Padmore duly dominated the Masters Historic Formula 1 races but the crowd didn’t mind. They were soaking up the sun and relishing the wall of noise many miss from the current hybrid era of F1.

As the sun dipped under the horizon, bathing Silverstone in a comforting glow, it was the Endurance Legends Series that basked in the low light, exhausts flaring and spitting, brakes glowing, and punters enthralled – no doubt relieved by the heat’s respite.