Track Car Performance Magazine is pleased to announce a new partnership with the MSA Time Attack Championship.
In 2017, Track Car Performance, published by Kimberley Media Group, will become the official media partner for the series, covering all the season’s eight rounds.
Originating on the race tracks of Japan, Time Attack has risen to become one of the most significant and engaging motorsport phenomena of our time.
Travelling to some of the UK’s top circuits, Time Attack strives to inspire an entirely new generation of car and motorsport enthusiasts and consequently the events regularly attract huge numbers of spectators.
“Time Attack is all about nailing down the quickest lap time on any given day,” explains Time Attack UK founder Andy Barnes. “It defines the art of purposeful car modifications, by rewarding aftermarket tuning champions and embracing the entire spectrum of tuning levels, from track day production cars to full-blown, record-smashing, 1,000+ horsepower monsters.”
Introduced in 2006, the UK Championship has grown into the largest and most professional Time Attack series in the World.
In 2010, it was formally recognised by the Motor Sports Association (MSA), the UK governing body of motorsport, as an official form of motorsport with specific rules and formats, now written into the MSA Yearbook.
Multiple classes are employed to give relevance and purpose to a wide variety of cars and drivers, from entry-level street classes to the Pro categories. This results in close competition and sees drivers pushing the limit in order to set the fastest lap time of the day.
Organisers are keen to point out that it’s easy to get involved, as Championship coordinator Simon Slade explains: “Our Clubman classes are based on standard specification cars and the rules follow production sprint and hill climb regulations. Therefore, all you need is a decent seat, a set of harnesses and a hand-held fire extinguisher plus a race suit and helmet for the driver – and that’s it! It’s a non-contact sport – unlike racing – and as it’s all about setting the fastest lap, there’s no head-to-head competition.
“Our Clubman classes are based on standard specification cars and the rules follow production sprint and hillclimb regulations. Therefore, all you need is a decent seat, a set of harnesses and a hand-held fire extinguisher, plus a race suit and helmet for the driver – and that’s it!
“It’s a non-contact sport – unlike racing – and as it’s all about setting the fastest lap; there’s no head-to-head competition. Therefore, drivers are more likely to go home with the same shape car they started with, which is always a bonus.”
William Kimberley, editor-in-chief of Track Car Performance Magazine, said: “We are delighted to become the official media partner of the UK Time Attack Championship.
“At Track Car Performance, our aim and game is to discover, uncover and celebrate the world of track car competition, from ‘Bring Your Own Vehicle’ meets, to full-on competition days.
“Motorsport doesn’t have to be expensive, and it doesn’t have to be traditional. Time Attack UK is an exciting and growing championship for all to enjoy and we’re very much looking forward to working with them this season.”