News 2016 SEASON REVIEW - BRSCC ALFA ROMEO CHAMPIONSHIP
The arrival of a new season’s calendar is always eagerly anticipated and 2016 was no exception for the BRSCC Alfa Romeo Championship as a non UK meeting had been widely canvassed. This was finally confirmed as Zolder in June, the first time we had been abroad since visiting Croix-en-Ternois over ten years ago. Another highlight was to be a return to Castle Combe in July and Motor Sport Vision’s “Festival Italia” in the middle of August. A major change for 2016 was a switch to Yokohama tyres, supplied by “Black’n’Rounds” at Silverstone.
30 Dec 2016
Supersport is the ultimate evolution of the Academy car and like Tracksport beneath it, many drivers also benefit from the convenience of professional team support. The majority of Supersport drivers are now in their fourth year of Caterham racing making them amongst the most experienced and competitive there is.
28 Dec 2016
2016 was an historic season: for only the second time in the club's history a female driver had won one of its classes, as Linda Warren took the Class C 924 crown; at the same time Rick Styrin became the first person to take the Class A Boxster title three times.
26 Dec 2016
The Plum Pudding Races that take place every year on Boxing Day at Mallory Park have become a great tradition for all those involved in club motorsport. Now entering its 42nd edition, the BRSCC is proud to become part of that tradition with the Club’s involvement in organising both the Saloon Car and Sports Car races.
26 Dec 2016
The second stage of evolution from the Academy car, the progressing Academy drivers are joined by more experienced racers coming into Caterhams at this level, making it a fiercely fought championship. Unlike the lower categories, there is no restriction on professional team support or driver experience.
24 Dec 2016
The Chairman, Directors and staff of the BRSCC would like to wish all our members a very Happy Christmas! The HQ office is now closed for the holiday period and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
23 Dec 2016
With 3 different winners from the opening 3 Brands Hatch Indy races of the 2016 BMW Racedays BMW Compact Cup Championship, our first meeting of the year certainly set the tone for what was to become the closest and most competitive championship since the BMW Compact Cup series was introduced to the UK race scene. Who could have imagined then that the Championship wouldn’t be decided until the last corner of the last lap of the last race of the season...however that’s exactly what happened, and what a nail biting and spectacular season it was!
22 Dec 2016
The Roadsport championship is the next step on the Caterham ladder for Academy drivers & cars from 2015. With light modifications and a change to track orientated tyres, this enables them to enjoy another year of racing with the friends they have battled against in the hugely successful Academy series. 2016’s Roadsport grid was comprised of a combination of drivers from the two 2015 Academy groups, joined by novice drivers entering, or rejoining Caterham racing.
20 Dec 2016
The season started at Oulton park and hot favourite for XR2 Championship honours was Mike Heath who took two outright wins, one in the wet and one in the dry, Justin Roberts also showed promise with two good 3rd place finishes. The next round at Oulton the tables were turned and it was Greg Speight who took two outright victories in his newly acquired Ex Craig Brookfield championship winning XR2 with his rival Mike Heath only managing two 3rd places finishes, with Ralph Fernihough keeping Heath at bay to secure two 2nd place results.
18 Dec 2016
The paddock one-upmanship between the Green and White groups meant that if the Green group was going to be close, then the White group was going to be closer. Given that there was only one point between three drivers, the White group needed something special to make their finale count and they did not disappoint.
16 Dec 2016
The Avon Tyres National Post '89 Formula Ford 1600 Championship boomed in 2016 after it was nominated as a feeder series for the Mazda Road to Indy programme which meant whoever won the title was eligible to take part in the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on 6th & 7th December. Up for grabs was funding to facilitate the winner’s participation in the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.
14 Dec 2016
The Caterham Academy is a unique series exclusively for novice drivers. An all-inclusive ‘introduction to motorsport’ package of Ford Sigma powered road-legal race car, race licence, technical support, the racing itself and perhaps most importantly, the guidance of the Caterham team at every stage.
12 Dec 2016
2016 saw the Honda VTEC Challenge enter into its 6th competitive year, with a fantastic line up of drivers registered for the season ahead.
09 Dec 2016
The inaugural USF2000 Mazda Road To Indy $200,000 Scholarship Shootout came to a close yesterday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, with a selection of drivers that competed in both this year's Avon Tyres Formula Ford 1600 National Championship and Formula Ford Festival making the final 6.
08 Dec 2016
In the space of a week 2016 FIA British Formula 4 Champion Max Fewtrell rubbed shoulders with the great and the good of motorsport as he collected prestigious silverware to go along with his British F4 title.
06 Dec 2016
The best and brightest of personalities were in attendance on Saturday night at the annual Caterham Motorsport Awards ceremony at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, where all 6 of this year's title winners were officially crowned and presented with their championship trophies.
05 Dec 2016
Barwell Motorsport is delighted to announce that Liam Griffin will be returning to its British GT Championship squad next season, and is very excited to confirm that he will be partnered by BTCC star, Sam Tordoff. The car will be entered under the GardX racing with Barwell Motorsport banner.
02 Dec 2016
The historic Tower of London provided a suitably stunning backdrop for SRO’s Night of the Champions and British GT awards ceremony on Sunday evening (November 27).
29 Nov 2016
Competitors, families and friends of the BRSCC Alfa Romeo Championship gathered at The Brandon Hall Hotel, near Coventry, on Saturday November 12 to cheer on this year’s trophy winners. At the top of the list was our youngest ever Champion, Tom Hill, who took his Bianco Auto Developments prepared 156 to 9 wins from 16 starts, only being off the Twin Spark podium on two occasions.
28 Nov 2016
Behind the wheel of a Van Diemen RF99 prepared by Formula Ford legend Bernard Dolan, the Dubliner took the UK’s premier FF1600 series by storm, winning 12 of the 16 rounds before taking victory at both the Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy.
28 Nov 2016
The provisional dates for the 2017 seasons of both the BRSCC Fiesta Championship and BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship have now been made available.
25 Nov 2016
After much deliberation and work behind the scenes, the time has now come for us to officially unveil the provisional 2017 calendars for both the BRSCC's Mazda MX-5 Championship and Mazda MX-5 SuperCup. Of course, we stress the word provisional!
25 Nov 2016
While storms battered most of the UK, Anglesey Circuit was bathed in Winter sunshine on Sunday, 20th November as the BRSCC’s North Western Centre staged its final race meeting of the season.
21 Nov 2016
The Anglesey Circuit in North Wales plays host to the final on-track activity of the season for the British Racing & Sports Car Club 2016. In what is becoming something of a regular feature on the calendar, the Winter Race Day gives a chance for all those who wish to squeeze in just one more day of racing to finish off their year in style.
19 Nov 2016
The BRSCC is pleased to confirm that they will be behind the organisation of this year’s annual Plum Pudding Race Day at Mallory Park on Boxing Day, or Monday December 26th 2016 to be exact.
18 Nov 2016
FIA safety chief Laurent Mekies is to deliver the Motorsport Safety Fund's Watkins Lecture at Autosport International, as the annual event, named after the late FIA Formula One Safety and Medical Delegate Professor Sid Watkins, completes its second decade.
16 Nov 2016
Having led all the way from the opening Brands Hatch round to the penultimate weekend at Snetterton, Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam kept their cool to re-take the championship lead when it mattered most and, in the process, seal their first and second British GT Championships, respectively.
14 Nov 2016
Duncan Cameron and Matt Griffin will return to the British GT Championship in 2017 aboard a AF Corse-run Ferrari 488 GT3.
11 Nov 2016
Jamie Sharp will make the step up to the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford in 2017 with new team Sharp Motorsport which will be run by his father Joe Sharp.
09 Nov 2016
This past Saturday, the good and the great from our pair of Mazda MX-5 championships descended on the Radisson Blu Hotel near East Midlands Airport and Donington Park for the annual awards dinner dance, dubbed this year as the Night of Champions.
07 Nov 2016
Front-running British motorsport outfit JHR Developments has announced the first of its drivers for the 2017 F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford, with impressive rookie Billy Monger returning to the UK’s premier junior single-seater series for an all-out title push.
03 Nov 2016
As is now becoming something of a tradition at the end of the BRSCC's racing calender, our North Western centre has just one more day of racing left in it with a trip to the Welsh coast helping us wind up the racing for 2016.
28 Oct 2016
The BRSCC South Eastern Centre's third and final race meeting of the season took place over the weekend of October 22-23, namely the Formula Ford Festival, run in conjunction with BRSCC HQ, featuring a 21-race programme, as usual over Brands Hatch's 1.208 mile Indy Circuit. Saturday dawned foggy, with a spectacular sunrise, with the rest of the day mostly cloudy but thankfully dry. Sunday’s early morning fog cleared to reveal a glorious sun which lasted throughout, albeit with an autumnal nip in the air.
24 Oct 2016
For those who love their club motorsport, there’s events which always hold a special place in any racing fan’s heart. This weekend, we return once again to one of the longest running in the UK. It’s a place where memories have been made, stars have been born and careers have been sent into overdrive with success in the event. For the 45th time, we descend on Brands Hatch in Kent for the legendary spectacle that is the Formula Ford Festival.
21 Oct 2016
The final meeting of the year for our BRSCC Midlands Centre provided as much high drama as, potentially, every other meeting they’ve held this year put together! Every championship in attendance had a title battle to settle and all of them ended in spectacular fashion across two days of ferocious competition.
19 Oct 2016
In two days of spectactular racing, the BRSCC Midlands Centre completed its 2016 season with action on the Donington National circuit in both wet and dry conditions with championships battles going down to the very last races of the year in some cases.
17 Oct 2016
Just where has the time gone? They say it flies when you’re having fun and that’s something we’ve had plenty of since we kicked off the season proper at Snetterton all the way back at the beginning of April. Yet here we are back in mid-October with the last races of the year all set to play out before us. There’s still titles to decide and bragging rights to earn, so now is the time to both reflect and celebrate another fantastic year of club racing.
15 Oct 2016
What better way to close out another season of racing than once again returning to the “Home of British Motorsport” that is Silverstone in Northamptonshire. On a busy weekend for our BRSCC Midlands who are on double duty, the International circuit and the Wing complex plays host to our perennial Finals Weekend where scores are settled and champions are crowned – and as it happened, every single series that’s here this weekend is yet to be decided.
14 Oct 2016
The FunCup Academy has been created to introduce drivers from 16 years of age into car racing, to enable them to forge a Motorsport career and become a racing driver of the future.
11 Oct 2016
With little more than a handful of points separating those at the top of the standings in the Post89 and Pre90 Classes of the Avon Tyres Northern Formula Ford 1600 Championship there was bound to be plenty of fabulous single-seater action in the final 2 rounds of the season when the BRSCC’s North Western Centre took charge at Oulton Park on 8th October… and that is exactly what happened.
10 Oct 2016
It’s sad that we have to say goodbye to Oulton Park for yet another year, however we’re set to do so in style on Saturday with the final one-day thrash at Cheshire all set to decide 3 more championships for 2016.
07 Oct 2016
Max Fewtrell won the final round of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford to be crowned FIA British Formula 4 Champion in style, just hours after his Carlin team had become Teams Champion for the second consecutive year.
05 Oct 2016
We have just heard the very sad news that Clive Hodgkin, double Alfa Romeo champion (1987 & 1989), founder Championship panel member and prolific race car preparer, died on Saturday morning after a two year fight against cancer.
03 Oct 2016
2017 will see an exciting development in junior single-seater racing with the introduction of the Ford F4 British Championship Challenge Cup. Run to identical regulations as the overall Championship class, the Challenge Cup will give drivers the chance to race against motorsport’s brightest young stars at a reduced budget in the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford.
28 Sep 2016
The funeral of former Club Competitions Manager Bob Armstrong will be on Thursday 6th October at 09.30 at Medway Crematorium.
28 Sep 2016
Mallory Park in Leicestershire played host to a spectacular one day meeting courtesy of our Midlands Centre, where the weather and the racing on display was varied. Nevertheless despite the wet conditions at times, it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the competitors out on track across the day.
27 Sep 2016
We had four drivers who scored a hat-trick of victories when the BRSCC’s North Western Centre organised a weekend of racing at Anglesey on 24th/25th September. The real heroes, however, were the marshals who continued to provide safety cover when a storm generated horrendous weather conditions on Saturday. Fortunately, the sun made an appearance on Sunday making life much better for all.
26 Sep 2016
Even though it’s our one and only visit this season, Mallory Park is a wonderful circuit steeped in club racing history. Sunday will see us add to it with a race day that shared by both Club and guest championships on the deceptively tricky 1.35 mile circuit.
24 Sep 2016
As we transition from summer into autumn, we’re making a run towards the end of the season. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t still squeeze a couple more visits to the coast when it comes to motorsport. We’re back once again to the wonderfully picturesque setting of Anglesey, nestled beside the Irish Sea in North Wales for a 2-day meeting with the BRSCC’s North Western Centre. In some ways, it’s almost an ode to Ford – almost in the sense that Saturday’s main event features something that isn’t part of the Blue Oval family, but is just as exciting.
23 Sep 2016
Our 2-day race meeting at Rockingham Motor Speedway may have been the last circuit racing that the venue will hold for 2016, but the racing made sure that it went out with plenty of noise and action to remember it by. Whilst one championship came to a close, 4 more continued making strides towards their final weekends with plenty of talking points.
21 Sep 2016
On a gloriously sunny late Summer day the BRSCC’s North Western Centre laid on a thrilling meeting at Oulton Park on 17th September in which two young men called Matt avoided slip-ups to record notable victories on a day when 4 of the club’s Championships enjoyed Double Headers and the MG Car Club’s Cockshoot Cup also made a guest appearance.
19 Sep 2016
It’s time for yet another race day down in Cheshire on the outstanding Oulton Park circuit as another fine selection box of marques, models and disciplines are all set to make an appearance. Oulton is always seen as a favourite with many drivers and there’s going to be plenty of action on track here that’s set to entertain the spectators all throughout the day.
17 Sep 2016
It’s our 3rd and final visit of the season to the amphitheatre that is the Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, which plays host to a mix of saloons and sportscar as well as the now unique sight of some oval racing thrown in for good measure. It should be an enjoyable weekend with the addition of a championship or two to close out as well.
16 Sep 2016
Just six races remain to decide who will claim this year’s F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford title and the battle for supremacy continues to intensify.
16 Sep 2016
Sandy Mitchell and Ciaran Haggerty scored theirs and Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse’s second British GT4 Championship victory in three races at Donington Park earlier today, while Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson wrapped up the class title by finishing third aboard their PMW Expo Racing/Optimum Motorsport Ginetta.
14 Sep 2016
Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse’s Alasdair McCaig and Rob Bell ended their British GT Championship campaign on a high by winning the two-hour season finale at Donington Park this afternoon. However, it was TF Sport’s Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam who celebrated hardest after claiming the GT3 drivers’ and teams’ crowns.
14 Sep 2016
A dry weekend helped to make sure racing was competitive as ever for the BRSCC Northern Centre’s one and only meeting at the fantastic Croft circuit in North Yorkshire. A timetable almost completely awash with Caterhams also saw Formula Fords, Hondas and various sports and saloon cars interspersed throughout. That said, while one championship finished for the year, three more were settled with races still to go.
12 Sep 2016
An entry list packing 29 cars will provide a fitting spectacle around Leicestershire’s 12-turn, 2.498-mile former GP venue where all eyes will be on who can finally snare this year’s titles. Plenty remains up for grabs: not only are the class championships on the line but also the GT3 Gentleman Driver, GT4 Pro-Am and GT4 Silver crowns, as well as both category’s teams’ accolades and, potentially, a little bit of British GT history, too.
10 Sep 2016
Our BRSCC Northern Centre may only be hosting one race meeting this season, but when you see what's making the trip up to North Yorkshire this weekend then you'll be thankful they are! The wonderful wide open spaces and fast sweepers of Croft play host to the penultimate chapter of a phenomenal year for Caterham Motorsport, as well as the scene of a very important season finale.
09 Sep 2016
It’s an event that only comes around once a year at the end of the season, yet for over 40 years it’s become a staple of British club and national motorsport. Reaching its 45th running this year, the 2016 Formula Ford Festival is now only less than two months away.
08 Sep 2016
It’s been a long few months for Mazda MX-5 Championship racer Oliver Allwood and it must feel like it’s been a lifetime since the beginning of July, but finally it’s time for Oliver to pack his bags and grab his passport for his trip to America to compete in the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Invitational race.
07 Sep 2016
Sad news reached us last night that our former Competitions Manager, Bob Armstrong, passed away yesterday afternoon after a long illness, aged 69.
06 Sep 2016
Now the third driver to join our ranks from Classic Stock Hatch, Ryan Lowry landed a pair of first place 924 Class trophies with wins in two of our three races at Donington this weekend. In the Boxsters, Alex Stocker, Andy Hack, Angus Archer and Ed Hayes all returned to our ranks having missed recent rounds, along with Gerrards Cross-based Garry Goodwin, who put in personal best performances.
02 Sep 2016
It’s safe to say that over the two days at the BRSCC Midlands Centre run meeting at Silverstone this past weekend, the circuit and the competitors had to deal with their fair share of rain and wet weather conditions. But despite a sodden circuit, it certainly didn’t dampen the competitors’ spirits nor the action across 13 enthralling races.
30 Aug 2016
With a staggering 21 races to work through over two days, the race weekend at Donington Park for the BRSCC Midlands Centre was always going to be fast and most definitely frantic. Indeed the racing action that followed, in both dry and wet conditions, was nothing short of spectacular from start to finish.
29 Aug 2016
It’s almost hard to believe that with all of the events we’ve held this year, this weekend marks our first of two club meetings this season at Donington Park. Yet, here we are at the end of August and with the last moments of Summer still around to savour, what better way to salute it than a meeting that’s packed with variety, talent and large numbers of grids to back it up. They will all tackle two days of the National layout with a lot of championships still to play for.
26 Aug 2016
Just nine races remain to decide the outcome of this year’s F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford. The title fight is wide open with no less than eight drivers still having a realistic shot at top honours.
26 Aug 2016
Silverstone may have already seen its fair share of endurance racing already this year, but that doesn’t mean there’s no scope or room for a little more. This weekend it’s the National layout’s turn to host a mixtures of tin-tops with the main attraction coming on Saturday with a 4 hour race for one of the best loved long distance championships in the UK.
25 Aug 2016
During 2015, the BRSCC MX5 Championship had the honour of supporting the Blancpain GT Championship meaning a rare opportunity to race on the full Brands Hatch GP circuit.
22 Aug 2016
We have a great opportunity for you to race at the high profile British GT Championship meeting on the Donington Park Grand Prix circuit on Sunday 11th September!
19 Aug 2016
The F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford made its annual pilgrimage to the 1.27-mile Knockhill circuit in Scotland this weekend and once again there was no shortage of drama.
17 Aug 2016
Petru Florescu put in a textbook performance at Knockhill to claim his sixth victory of the season and extend his championship lead in round 19 of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford.
17 Aug 2016
Six days after wrapping up a successful meeting at Anglesey, the BRSCC’s North Western Centre were back in action at Oulton Park on 13th August with the spotlight on Caterhams. All 10 races were for variations on the iconic design.
15 Aug 2016
The lush greenery of the Cheshire countryside is the host setting for Oulton Park, one of the UK’s finest circuits and one that always provides drivers with real pleasure whenever they compete here. Today the International layout is invaded by the boys and girls of Caterham Motorsport, as all 6 of their championships descend to continue the 2016 campaign on a circuit that will suit the wide variety of Caterham 7s out in force.
13 Aug 2016
Petru Florescu arrives at Knockhill having regained the lead in the standings of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford at Snetterton a fortnight ago. The Romanian claimed his fifth win of the season, recovering from a difficult qualifying and showing the steely determination which has made him a formidable competitor in 2016.
12 Aug 2016
Barwell Motorsport’s Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen became the first crew to win two British GT3 Championship races on the same weekend since 2010* at Snetterton this afternoon, extending their points lead in the process, thanks to a faultless performance in the second of the day’s one-hour contests.
10 Aug 2016
Barwell Motorsport’s Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen claimed the British GT3 Championship lead with victory in today’s opening race at Snetterton after Joe Osborne, who crossed the line first, was docked 30 seconds post-race.
10 Aug 2016
The BRSCC’s North Western Centre organised the first of two meetings in the space of a week when they crossed the border into Wales to lay on two days of action in Anglesey on the Coastal Circuit before they provide more entertainment at Oulton Park next Saturday.
08 Aug 2016
It's back to the track for the Lee Bowron Ltd XR Challenge, which has had two months’ layoff and therefore lots of time to prepare for a good days racing on the Oulton Park International circuit.
06 Aug 2016
Our second visit to the Welsh coast and the gorgeous setting of the Anglesey circuit sees a variety of single seaters, tin-tops and sportscars with a couple of championships guest starring on the timetable. With the weather seemingly looking as though it’s going to be clear and dry, all of our attendees competing on track will get the chance to drive on one of the country’s most picturesque motorsport locations, with incredible views hopefully matching up with some intense high-speed action.
05 Aug 2016
This year’s British GT Championship enters its final third at Snetterton this weekend where two one-hour races could go some way to deciding the 2016 GT3 and GT4 drivers’ titles.
03 Aug 2016
Following his flawless qualifying performance and lights to flag victory yesterday, many touted Sennan Fielding for the win once more. The JHR Developments driver didn't disappoint from pole.
01 Aug 2016
Sennan Fielding’s fine form at Snetterton this weekend continued in round 16 of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford; the JHR Developments star converting pole position to victory in style.
01 Aug 2016
Following the announcement that the GT3 will not be competing at Snetterton, further update about the team and other changes have now come to light. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond his control Jordan Albert has decided to retire early from the season, leaving British GT and Beechdean AMR.
28 Jul 2016
Beechdean AMR had a difficult weekend at Spa Francorchamps on the 8th and 9th of July, with the GT3 retiring after a collision with a European GT4 car in the early stages of the race. The crash which took place during the first lap caused significant damage to the car.
26 Jul 2016
Falcon Motorsport are to join the fray at the Snetterton (30/31 July) and Knockhill (13/14 August) rounds of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford with Alexandra Mohnhaupt.
25 Jul 2016
The drivers' briefing showed that many of our drivers hadn't raced at Castle Combe before. Alex Stocker was present but not racing, still awaiting an engine refit for his 986; Garry Goodwin was also a no-show.
22 Jul 2016
Last weekend saw the BRSCC South Western Centre run their only two day meeting of the season at Castle Combe, but what an exciting and challenging 19 race programme it was.
19 Jul 2016
Amongst glorious sunshine and warm temperatures, the BRSCC East Anglian Centre’s 3rd & final meeting at Snetterton this season may have saved some of the best racing until last as Caterhams, TVRs and Hondas all put on a fine display for the spectators in attendance.
18 Jul 2016
Castle Combe is one of those circuits that when you look the circuit map, you may not think much of it. However, you’d be foolish to underestimate it. It still commands a reputation as one of the UK’s most challenging and gruelling race tracks to tackle. This weekend, the circuit plays host to a race meeting packed with content and given how popular meetings held there can be, an impressive crowd is set to turn out in force to witness it all unfold.
15 Jul 2016
The F4 British Championship once again played a starring role alongside Formula 1; on this occasion during the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone. JHR Developments driver Jack Butel’s Ford EcoBoost-powered racer was on display at the Silverstone Racing Club and unsurprisingly grabbed plenty of attention.
15 Jul 2016
Snetterton has already produced two cracking race meetings so far this season, with our season opener back in April and our summer race weekend last month both bringing incredible action both in the wet and in glorious sunshine. It’s incredible to think, therefore, that on this occasion we visit Norfolk for the 3rd and final time in 2016.
14 Jul 2016
Alex Reed, Joey Foster and Lanan Racing recorded their maiden British GT4 Championship victories at Spa-Francorchamps earlier today after a flawless performance aboard their Ginetta G55 helped them claim a 4.3s victory over PMW Expo Racing/Optimum Motorsport’s Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson.
13 Jul 2016
Mark Farmer scored his maiden British GT Championship victory, and co-driver Jon Barnes his first in eight years, to claim a narrow win over Team Parker Racing’s Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt Jnr at Spa-Francorchamps earlier today.
13 Jul 2016
The BRSCC South Eastern Centre's second race meeting of the season took place over the weekend of July 9-10, a 21-race programme, as usual over Brands Hatch's 1.208 mile Indy Circuit. Saturday dawned a little overcast, but brightened as the day wore on. Sunday started in a similar fashion, with rain briefly disrupting proceedings before clearing.
11 Jul 2016
As one of the UK’s best loved circuits, there’s just something enigmatic about Brands Hatch every time competitors take to the track. It’s the echoes of racing greats and their past glories with those taking part wanting to emulate their racing heroes. There’s plenty of them here this weekend as we make our second visit to the BRSCC’s “local” venue for two days of motorsport full of variety and bursting with talented drivers.
08 Jul 2016
News broke on Sunday of the results of the European MX-5 Cup Final, with great news for one of our two representatives – Oliver Allwood, frontrunner in the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship, successfully made it through both knock-out stages to become one of the final 5 drivers to be chosen!
07 Jul 2016
The F4 British Championship’s stunning Ford EcoBoost-powered racer took centre stage on the FIA stand alongside Scuderia Toro Rosso’s 2015 F1 car at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, illustrating the different stages on the FIA motorsport ladder.
06 Jul 2016
This week will see a momentous occasion for two of our drivers that compete in both of our Mazda MX-5 championships, as Godalming’s Oliver Allwood (Mk1 MX-5 Championship) and County Durham’s Alan Henderson (Mk3 MX-5 SuperCup) will board a plane to Spain this week to attend the European MX-5 Cup Final at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona in Montmelo.
29 Jun 2016
After a morning of qualifying, the BRSCC’s North Western Centre entertained the crowd at Oulton Park with 12 fabulous club races on 25th June. Doug Crosbie was delighted to go home with a clean sweep of pole, race win and fastest lap in the Avon Tyres Northern Post89 Formula Ford 1600 Championship. This was the first time he had accomplished such a feat.
27 Jun 2016
Race days are typically a one day thrash that incorporates everything into a matter of hours, meaning a race against the clock both in terms of lap time and the timetable for all involved. This will certainly be the case today as we return to Cheshire’s Oulton Park for racing action that focuses particularly on four marques that all boast true motorsport pedigree.
24 Jun 2016
The F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford title battle rolled onto Croft circuit in North Yorkshire and an array of motorsport’s brightest single-seater talents provided yet another fantastic spectacle for fans.
20 Jun 2016
Zane Goddard bounced back in style at Croft; making up for missing out on a maiden F4 British Championship victory a fortnight ago with a superb drive from pole for Double R Racing.
20 Jun 2016
Following another great event at Silverstone in May, 4 weeks later and the VTEC Challenge rolled into Rockingham in Northamptonshire over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June. Running on the “ISSC Long” layout, the assembled drivers set about readying themselves for the qualifying session.
17 Jun 2016
The torrential weather this past weekend at Silverstone for the British GT centrepiece event did more than enough to catch drivers out, so much so that races were force to be abandoned due to the amount of rain and standing water. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only cause for concern after the racing stopped.
15 Jun 2016
Aaron Mason and Rob Barrable emerged victorious from a weather-affected and Safety Car-interrupted Silverstone 500 race earlier today to claim RCIB Insurance Racing’s first British GT4 Championship win, as well as Ginetta’s fourth in five rounds, after starting 16th.
15 Jun 2016
Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen overcame treacherous weather conditions, three Safety Car periods and made the most of Barwell Motorsport’s inspired pit strategy to win their first British GT Championship race of the season at Silverstone this afternoon.
15 Jun 2016
With a large array of various single seaters, sportscars, sports prototypes and saloons, those who attended Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby this past weekend were spoilt for choice in terms of championships to indulge in. Thankfully, whatever anyone was there for, the racing across the board was nothing but spectacular all the way from start to finish.
14 Jun 2016
Despite the fact that summer is supposed to have well and truly arrived, weather conditions didn’t seem so bright at Snetterton for the Summer Race Weekend, with a mixture of tin-tops, historics and an endurance race to get through – all across both days!
13 Jun 2016
Summer is finally here, hopefully bringing some well received sunshine in the process. Regardless of whether the conditions are good or bad, one this is for certain this weekend - the racing should be incredible to watch. It’s a return to Snetterton in Norfolk this time as we feature a selection of contemporary and historic machines all wrapped up into one enjoyable race meeting.
11 Jun 2016
It’s hard to comprehend that it was less than a month ago since we were at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby for a 2-day race meeting. Yet, just as quickly as that came and went, another one is upon us – and this time it’s even busier than the previous one.
10 Jun 2016
How the British GT4 contingent ‘race’ against their European counterparts could have a big impact on the result this weekend, even if on current form one crew stands head and shoulders above the chasing pack. PMW Expo Racing/Optimum Motorsport’s Graham Johnson and Mike Robinson sealed both pole positions and race victories at Oulton Park to take their tally to three of each in the opening four rounds.
09 Jun 2016
One of the biggest British GT Championship grids ever assembled prepares for take-off at Silverstone’s former bomber base this weekend as part of the series’ blue riband three-hour, 500-kilometre event. A 51-strong entry comprising GT3 and GT4 cars is set to do battle around the Grand Prix circuit on Sunday in what could prove a pivotal skirmish in both of this year’s title races thanks to a maximum 37.5 points being on offer to the victors.
09 Jun 2016
Despite being thrown both thunderstorms and scorching temperatures, the runners and riders that made the trip across to Zolder in Belgium this past weekend for the Eurofest Race Meeting put on an incredible display of driving, showing continental Europe what the best of British club racing can do on an away day across the Channel.
06 Jun 2016
Usually around this time of the year, many start to think about heading off on their summer holidays. However, when you’re a racing driver it’s usually tricky to leave the race track behind, especially when you’re in the middle of a championship battle. Thankfully this weekend will hopefully cater to both needs, as the BRSCC makes what is now becoming its annual sojourn on to the continent for the Eurofest race weekend, this year seeing a return to the mighty Zolder in Belgium.
03 Jun 2016
obp Motorsport, the high performance parts specialists, are pleased to announce their sponsorship of the BRSCC’s Avon Tyres National Formula Ford Championship for all remaining rounds of the season.
27 May 2016
Another stellar GT4 entry lines up at Oulton, although the combination of pit-stop success penalties and previous form suggests the opening race could be fought between two Ginetta teams: PMW Expo Racing/Optimum Motorsport and Century Motorsport.
26 May 2016
The BRSCC is saddened to hear of the passing of former racing driver and Club member Neil Cunningham following his battle with Motor Neurone Disease. Neil was seen by many as one of the nicest and most genuine figures in motorsport throughout his 27 year career and beyond.
25 May 2016
Cheshire’s luscious green countryside plays host to rounds three and four of the 2016 British GT Championship this bank holiday weekend (May 28 and 30) when teams and drivers attempt to tame the notoriously tricky Oulton Park International circuit.
24 May 2016
As part of the transition in administration to in-house, the BRSCC are pleased to announce that a brand new website has been completed for the Quaife Fiesta Championship. The website is now live and available to view and browse from today.
20 May 2016
As Formula E grows in popularity and raises the profile of electric vehicle racing, the need for entry-level electric race cars has become more evident. Back in 2014 Dallara Automobili (one of the worlds’ largest manufacturers of racing cars) approached Oxford Brookes University (OBU) with the idea of developing an affordable electric racing vehicle. Thus began the Formula Club-E Development Program.
18 May 2016
In what was, quite possibly, the most action packed and intense weekend of club racing we’ve had to date this season thanks to the BRSCC South Eastern Centre, the Rockingham Motor Speedway delivered an incredible two days’ worth of motorsport from start to finish this past weekend, featuring incredible drives, stunning overtakes and even a couple of first time winners.
16 May 2016
As the weather begins to get better and summer approaches fast, it’s time to mark another inaugural visit of 2016 for our club meetings. Off the back of the recent British GT meeting, it’s Rockingham that marks the next stop on our calendar. Touring cars and sports cars are the order of the weekend here in the International Super Sports Car layout.
13 May 2016
Silverstone basked in glorious blue skies and bright sunshine for a scintillating BRSCC Midlands Centre race day on the National circuit that saw an incredible mix of single seaters, touring cars and sports cars entertain the crowds throughout the day.
11 May 2016
The BRSCC North Western Centre’s second meeting on the weekend of 7th/8th May took place over two days at the fabulous Anglesey Circuit which, apart from rain early on Sunday morning, was bathed in glorious sunshine throughout as an action packed 18 race schedule for Mazdas and Caterhams was played out.
10 May 2016
As part of Oulton Park’s Dubworth Festival which celebrated all things Volkswagen, the BRSCC’s North Western Centre laid on 6 races with the second round of the Fun Cup – for VW Beetle lookalike cars – the centre piece of the day.
09 May 2016
It’s our 4th visit to Silverstone in 5 weeks, which means we really must love the Home of British Motorsport that much to keep on coming back so often! Today’s race day takes place on the National layout, with a mixtures of single seaters, sports cars and touring cars all locked in to put on a show.
08 May 2016
Amongst the festivities of the Dubworth festival, a celebration of all things Volkswagen, we have a race day taking place today at Oulton Park on the International circuit with a timetable consisting of single seaters, sportscars, touring cars and even an endurance race – plenty of variety for everyone!
07 May 2016
When you think of Anglesey, some may view it as a beautiful island in the north of Wales, located right on the coast. A location that’s exceptional for tourists and provides some of the most incredible scenery imaginable. That’s probably how the average tourist would describe it. To a motorsport fan, it’s more than that – it’s a challenging circuit planted beside the Irish Sea in what is quite possibly the most beautiful sporting location in all of British motorsport.
06 May 2016
With four different winners in the opening six races, the F4 British Championship certified by FIA - powered by Ford season has got away to an ultra-competitive start full of excitement. The action rolls onto Thruxton this weekend with Carlin’s Max Fewtrell riding high following a brace of podiums and maiden victory at Donington Park which saw him wrestle top spot in the standings away from team-mate and double race winner Petru Florescu.
06 May 2016
We are pleased to announce that Ford MSA Formula is to be rebranded in accordance with its British Formula 4 Championship status and will therefore be renamed the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford with immediate effect.
04 May 2016
TF Sport’s Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam made it two wins from as many British GT Championship rounds this season after overcoming a 20-second pit-stop success penalty during round two at Rockingham.
03 May 2016
It’s a bumper grid for the opening round of the Excool OSS Championship at the BRSCC Silverstone Race Day on 8th May 2016. All 2015 Class Winners return, with the reigning Champion Jenvey taking on the challenge with a spruced up Class B Jenvey-Gunn TS6.
28 Apr 2016
The BRSCC Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday 26th April at the Ibis Rugby East Hotel, Crick, Northamptonshire.
28 Apr 2016
Niall Murray became the star of the show this past weekend at our two day race meeting on the Silverstone International circuit, as he battled his way to a brace of emphatic victories in the Avon Tyres Formula Ford 1600 National Championship, as the Mazda Road To Indy and more stopped off in Northamptonshire.
25 Apr 2016
The previous two weekends at Silverstone, the Home of British Motorsport, have seen incredible international endurance racing action thanks to both the Hankook 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship. Now, however, it’s time for their club-level compatriots to step up and take to the track, as we visit Northamptonshire once again for two days of racing on the International Circuit, utilising the magnificent Wing complex to full effect.
22 Apr 2016
Ford MSA Formula had a lot to live up to after its the spectacular opening rounds a fortnight ago. Rounds four, five and six at Donington Park lived up to the hype.
20 Apr 2016
Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam began their 2016 British GT campaign with victory in this afternoon’s Brands Hatch season opener. The TF Sport Aston Martin pair were joined in the top-three by the pole-sitting Team Parker Racing Bentley of Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris, as well as Liam Griffin and Fabio Babini’s Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini, which was promoted to third post-race.
19 Apr 2016
Battle is ready to recommence in Ford MSA Formula this weekend at Donington Park (16/17 April) after a thrilling opening three rounds of 2016. Carlin’s Max Fewtrell and James Pull are looking to build on their strong starts to the season at a circuit where they have both excelled; Fewtrell having claimed top honours in pre-season testing and Pull collecting a brace of podiums last season.
14 Apr 2016
After playing host to the Hankook 24 Hours a couple of weeks ago, Silverstone is once again the place to go for endurance racing fans around the world this weekend, as the first round of a new season in the World Endurance Championship kicks off in earnest with the usual influx of big name manufacturers in both the LMP and GT classes.
13 Apr 2016
It’s like a line-up for the Final of the Formula Ford Festival!” So said one sage about the entry for the Avon Tyres FF1600 Post89 races that formed the opening two rounds of the National and Northern Championships. These were staged when the BRSCC’s North Western Centre took charge for their opening meeting of the season at Oulton Park on 9th April when the Island configuration was utilised.
12 Apr 2016
The BRSCC South Eastern Centre's first race meeting of the season – which in recent years has been well into summer - took place over the weekend of April 9-10, a 15-race programme dubbed the Caterham and Fun Cup Season Opener Race Weekend, as usual over Brands Hatch's 1.208 mile Indy Circuit.
11 Apr 2016
Our first race meeting in Cheshire has come around quickly as today’s action at Oulton Park will see saloon cars and single seaters do battle on the Island Circuit with 4 championships kicking off their 2016 season with the first race day of the year.
09 Apr 2016
Brands Hatch is always a circuit that manages to produce fantastic racing at any given opportunity, be it the GP layout or the Indy circuit. This weekend sees several more of our championships get underway with the majority in the form of our friends at Caterham Motorsport, who always ensure a close and exciting race, with support from championships in all shapes, sizes and generations.
08 Apr 2016
Some fantastic news has been revealed for both our Mazda MX-5 Championship and MX-5 SuperCup, which will definitely give drivers in both an extra incentive to go for the top step of the podium.
07 Apr 2016
The opening rounds of the 2016 Ford MSA Formula season at Brands Hatch promised to be spectacular and they certainly didn’t disappoint.
06 Apr 2016
With the first race meeting of any new season, there’s always plenty of anticipation and excitement and this past weekend was no different. The BRSCC East Anglian Centre ran theirs and our first race weekend of the year at Snetterton, with action aplenty straight from the first race in glorious weather.
04 Apr 2016
The wait is over. The long off-season has come and gone, engines fire back into life and racing circuits around the country to echo to the sounds of exhaust notes once more. It’s time to for a new season to begin! The British Racing & Sports Car Club powers its way into Snetterton in Norfolk for its opening race meeting of the 2016 season featuring the usual eclectic mix of touring cars, sportscars and single seaters.
01 Apr 2016
Ford MSA Formula roars back into life this weekend at Brands Hatch for the inaugural rounds of the 2016 season. Following a successful maiden season as the UK’s official FIA Formula 4 series, the Ford MSA Formula has once again attracted a plethora of the finest motorsport talents from around the world and from a variety of race categories. All of whom are aiming to follow in the footsteps of 2015’s emphatic Champion Lando Norris.
31 Mar 2016
While the first BRSCC race meeting may not be until next weekend, one of our championships is already raring to go and set to get underway this weekend. The newly renamed Lee Bowron Ltd XR Challenge kicks into life this Easter Weekend at Oulton Park, with a pair of races set to take place on Bank Holiday Monday.
27 Mar 2016
Fortec Motorsports’ Ross Martin shone in the final collective pre-season test for the Ford EcoBoost-powered series yesterday; setting the fastest time of the entire two day test at Rockingham.
24 Mar 2016
Celebrity TV baker Paul Hollywood is set make an appearance behind the wheel of a racing car once again this season – although it’s set to happen sooner than you might think.
18 Mar 2016
The second collective Ford MSA Formula test of the season at Donington Park was a thrilling tale of two halves. Jamie Caroline lit up the timing screens throughout the morning; whilst Messrs Quinn, Goddard and Fewtrell stole the plaudits in the afternoon. The latter storming his way to the quickest time of the test.
17 Mar 2016
Snetterton in Norfolk garnered the motorsport world’s attention today as the British GT Championship ran its annual Media Day to help kick off the countdown to the 2016 season, with the majority of the major teams in both GT3 & GT4 in attendance.
15 Mar 2016
Australian Zane Goddard is all set to race in Ford MSA Formula for Double R this season. The 16 year-old already has experience of car racing, having competed in the FIA Australian Formula 4 series in 2015. He finished ninth in the standings and collected a podium finish at Phillip Island along the way.
07 Mar 2016
We are delighted to announce the renewal of our partnership with the NMU for a further 12 months. The partnership between the BRSCC and NMU gives members access to discount on specialist motorsport insurance.
02 Mar 2016
On the first weekend of April (April 1-3, 2016), Silverstone will be hosting the inaugural Hankook 24H SILVERSTONE, an international endurance race for touring cars. Now part of the 24H SERIES and the Touring Car Endurance Series powered by Hankook, the new format for the event ensures an international grid and increased prestige.
01 Mar 2016
The winner of the Go4ItRacing 2016 Go4It Racing Prize Draw is Andrew Adams. The draw was held on the 22nd February 2016 and the winning ticket was drawn by Mandy Andrew – Championship Coordinator for the BRSCC Mazda Championship.
29 Feb 2016
Today marks the start of the Race Retro exhibition at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry and as ever, the BRSCC are out in force with a display of their own! We've got our magnificent Dunlop TVR Challenge with us and we're featuring a selection of their cars on our stand.
26 Feb 2016
Arden’s Luis Leeds came out on top of the timesheets in 2016’s first MSA Formula, powered by Ford EcoBoost, collective test session at Brands Hatch. However, he was far from having things his own way, with a host of drivers taking turns to star at the top of the times.
25 Feb 2016
Following the BRSCC’s recent decision to take over the administration of the Quaife Fiesta Championship, positive discussions took place with the major teams yesterday to outline a strategy for the future development of the Championship.
23 Feb 2016
Frank Bird is to contest the 2016 Ford MSA Formula season with Fortec Motorsports. The 16 year-old enters the single-seater fraternity after a 2015 which saw him compete in the Ginetta Junior Championship.
22 Feb 2016
MSA Formula and Formula Kart Stars have announced a partnership which will see FKS champions win a fully funded season in MSA Formula powered by Ford EcoBoost. It will result in greater alignment between both series as they continue to provide the best foundation for motorsport’s most talented and exciting prospectsarting.
19 Feb 2016
The BRSCC will once again be taking a step back in time in a couple of weeks, as we will be attending the ever popular Race Retro exhibition on February 26-28.
15 Feb 2016
BRSCC South Eastern Centre marshal John Blake was chosen the recipient of the coveted GPDA Montry Terrell Trophy, an award presented to a nominated flag marshal by their Centre for outstanding work throughout 2015.
12 Feb 2016
Motorsport News journalist Matt James was full of praise in his comments regarding Nick Tandy's appointment as a Vice President of the Club at the Championship Awards dinner this past Saturday night, where he also received the coveted John Nicol Trophy.
11 Feb 2016
BRSCC Open Sportscar Series co-ordinator and board member Alan Jenkins was presented with the Bert Lamkin Memorial Salver for 2015 at last Saturday night's Club Championship Awards. Alan was selected for the award for his hard work and commitment in publically promoting the interests of the club and his championship.
09 Feb 2016
The British Racing & Sports Car Club are pleased to confirm that they have been appointed by Creventic, promoters of the 24 Hour Series, as the organisers of this year’s Hankook 24 Hours of Silverstone on April 1-3 2016.
08 Feb 2016
Nick Tandy, the reigning Le Mans 24 Hours winner, was named as the winner of the BRSCC John Nicol Memorial Trophy at the Club’s Awards Dinner Dance for the 2015 season, which was held at the Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon, on Saturday night.
05 Feb 2016
The British GT Championship has confirmed it will once again hold its pre-season media day, with the venue set for the Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk on March 15th.
01 Feb 2016
At a recent meeting on Tuesday 19 January 2016, a deal was struck between Michael Quaife of RT Quaife Engineering Ltd and Kevin Shortis (Ford Racing UK) which will see the Quaife name headline as the title sponsor for what will become the Quaife Fiesta Championship.
27 Jan 2016
Kart star Max Fewtrell is the latest signing to the Ford EcoBoost-powered MSA Formula Championship; the 16-year-old from Birmingham is to team up with champion squad Carlin for his assault on the BTCC support series
25 Jan 2016
2015 was a season of fast class racing for the Excool OSS Championship with 13 lap records set across all five of the contested championship classes, with at least one record at every meeting and every circuit visited. Over 20 different types of sports cars turned out during the year emphasising the “Open” regulations and how much it was about the engineers and mechanics as well as the drivers.
19 Jan 2016
The BRSCC are once again present at the Autosport International Racing Car Show from the 14th-17th January with a packed stand full of cars from some of our biggest and brightest championships.
14 Jan 2016
The 2015 instalment of the Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup proved to be yet another vintage season for the series. Packed grids boasted a tantalising mix of talent and experience, scintillating wheel to wheel action, numerous race winners and a title fight that went down to the wire.
05 Jan 2016
Caterham’s premier championship has firmly established itself as one of the most competitive and exciting race series in the country. Last year saw the first major change for the series since its inception in 2009. Gone was Caterham’s own 6 speed manual gearbox and in its place came a sequential ‘box from French manufacturer Sadev.
03 Jan 2016
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