The Dunlop Gentle Drivers '65 is a legendary racing series that takes place every year on some of the most challenging tracks in the world. The series is famous for its historic motorsport cars from the 50s and 60s, driven by true gentleman drivers.



Sprint races for GTs and racing cars of the 50s and 60s

It was an era of new beginnings in racing. Shortly after the end of the Second World War, the European automobile factories focused on new developments and demonstrated their vehicles at international events. It was a time when racing drivers still drove their racing cars to the track on their own axles, when small private teams with innovative designs were able to leave established factory teams behind.

Mercedes-Benz competed with the mighty gullwing cars and the racing versions developed from them, Jaguar was the first to try disc brakes and the young company Lotus relied on lightweight construction with small engines. The different concepts competed in major races at Le Mans, Spa or the Nürburgring, among others, and fought for overall or class victories.



Gentlemen start your engines

The cars used in the Dunlop Gentle Drivers '65 are true classics. Each car is a symbol of a bygone era of motorsport. Without modern safety features such as airbags or ABS, but with character and charm, these cars embody a time when racing was still a question of skill and courage and not dominated by technology.


Since 2015 with a growing fan base at the start

The racing series "A Gentle Drivers Trophy", which has been new since 2015, now enjoys a large fan base. The series is for GTs and racing sports cars built between 1947 and 1965, divided into drum and disc brakes and engine displacement.

The Dunlop Gentle Drivers `65 is a tribute to a period of motorsport considered by many to be the golden years of racing.



Le Grand Trophée / Dunlop Gentle Drivers '65


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Racing feeling and a journey back in time are thus guaranteed - in keeping with the Nürburgring Classic, which will once again thrill visitors and fans from 26 to 28 May 2023. The race event attracts visitors to the summery Eifel. So pack your Weekender and let's go. Tickets in advance are available right here.


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