A PAIR of high-spec Subaru Imprezas lit up the city’s ring road on Thursday (May 12) night as it was announced this year’s Coventry Motofest will host a second circuit.
The new short oval circuit will be created from the Moat Street car park area, close to junction 7 of the ring road, and will feature an array of smoking hot four wheeled action of all shapes and sizes.
One of the headline acts for the new short track oval are 12 cars from the UK Formula G Championship – which showcases the Gymkhana racing style and hosts its championship rounds at the Santa Pod Raceway.
In Gymkhana racing, drivers must navigate their way around a series of obstacles from monster truck tyres to slaloms and washing machines – before memorising the track layout to beat the course and their opponent in the fastest time possible.
At the launch for the short track circuit announcement, two Gymkhana spec Subaru Imprezas, driven by top Formula G drivers Jake Archer and Matt Miller, performed demonstration runs on a temporary night circuit created on the Coventry ring road.
Taking place on Saturday (June 4) and Sunday (June 5), the Motofest will also feature an array of cars from the Coventry Stadium race series – including Brisca F1, F2 and V8 cars, mini stocks and heritage stock cars.
With 140,000 people anticipated to turn out to the event across both days, Dave Langeveld, Coventry Motofest race director, said: “We’ve doubled the fun as we now have not just one but two circuits for this year’s event.
“We will have a full programme of performance cars and bikes, racing trucks and vintage vehicles, all running on the main long track circuit, alongside a new short track oval filled with Gymkhana cars, stock cars and drift cars.
“As we keep saying the Coventry Motofest event just gets bigger and better each year and we look forward to putting on an exciting show to celebrate Coventry’s motoring heritage.”