There has been a lot of interest in participating at this year’s edition of the Classic Race Aarhus. Now yet another grid is full and closed for signups: The youngtimer class.

It is difficult to say unequivocally what makes the youngtimer class so popular. Maybe it’s because youngtimer road cars in general have become so popular that they are about to enter the ranks of the “real” classic cars? Whatever the reason the fact is that the class now is fully subscribed and closed for more enrollments – more than two months before the race start in Aarhus on 19 May.

“It’s a really exciting class with lots of good racing and we are really pleased that we once again have so many youngtimers at the start”, says Mike Legarth, Director, Classic Race Aarhus. Several of the participants have raced in Aarhus before, amongst them repeat winner Dennis Nymand:

“It is the largest motor racing event in Denmark, and we must be here. It’s a wonderful feeling to race in front of so many excited spectators. It makes you pull yourself together and drive the best you possibly can, which results in good and exciting race, ” says Dennis Nymand. The past two years he has won the Classic Race Aarhus’ youngtimer class in his BMW M3.

Last year's winner Dennis Nymand will do everything to win in Aarhus for the third time in a row. But as the photos shows: In 2016 he had to fight hard to stay in front - how will he do in 2017?

Last year’s winner Dennis Nymand will do everything to win in Aarhus for the third time in a row. But as this photo shows: In 2016 he had to fight hard to stay in front – how will he do in 2017?

Just like last year it will probably BMWs come to dominate the top of the group. In 2016 the BMW M3 took all three podium places, and last year’s winner will make every effort to stay at the top of the podium again.

“It is a clear goal for me to win the Classic Race Aarhus for the third consecutive time. It would be great for me, so I very much looking forward to have a go in May” says Dennis Nymand, who will see stiff competition from among others Brian Mikkelsen, Michael Skipper and Mick Søgaard.

In the youngtimer class the participating cars have been on sale in 2002 or earlier. This means that none of the cars in the class are less than 15 years old.

Photos: Frank Sørensen