Driving steps into Steve McQueen’s racing boots at the Birkett six-hour endurance race

A DAMP, grey day at Silverstone may not have quite the drama of Steve McQueen’s Le Mans, the blockbuster that saw Porsche and Ferrari racing machines burst out of the big screen in 1971, but the Northamptonshire track is hosting the event that got the Hollywood star hooked on endurance racing.
It’s called the Birkett, and has been the most rock’n’roll, anti-establishment event on the motor-sport calendar since it first ran in 1951.
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