You can now race your teeny Bugatti Baby II in an actual championship
The Little Car Company's three-part race series will see 20 adult and child teams compete in teeny Bugattis
The Little Car Company has announced it is launching a new racing series, the UK Bugatti Baby II Championship, in partnership with event organisers HERO-ERA, which will see 20 adult and child teams compete in three racing events. Yep, you’ve got our attention.
You’ll likely already know of The Little Car Company and its incredible three-quarter scale replicas, including the likes of the Aston Martin DB5, Ferrari Testa Rossa J, and Bugatti Baby II. No prizes for guessing which one the entrants will be taking to the track in here, though.
The first event will take place at Bicester Heritage during the Bicester Scramble on 23 April, before the actual real-life championship (we still can't believe it) heads to Silverstone for round two on 28 May. The third and final round sees the teams head to the home of the Bugatti Owners Club, Prescott Hill Climb, on 8 July.
At each event the teams will compete in a series of skills-based driving events, the first time that junior Bugattis will have raced competitively for almost 100 years, when in 1926, Ettore Bugatti himself built his son Roland a half-scale Bugatti Type 35. Fortunately Le Mans winner and Bugatti Pilote Officiel Andy Wallace will be on hand to provide coaching here.
Though entrants will not need to own a £55k Bugatti Baby II to compete, with these provided for each event, they will need deep pockets. The entry fee is a cool £4,950 per team. Ouch. Adult drivers will also need to be 6ft 2in or under to fit comfortably in the teeny Type 35, while junior drivers will need to be aged between 10-14 to be eligible to compete.
Ben Hedley, CEO of The Little Car Company, said: “For kids who have dreamt themselves as Lewis Hamilton or Max Verstappen, and their parents who may have grown up idolising Ayrton Senna or Nigel Mansell, our event will give them the opportunity to emulate their racing heroes across three days of racing.”
Excuse us while we pop out to buy ourselves a lottery ticket (again)…
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