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It was another weekend of celebrations for Team WRT as Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts netted the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS overall Drivers’ title at the Nürburgring, with two rounds still to go and one week after taking the Sprint Cup crown. Read More »

Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy contender Steve Brown took his maiden victory in the closely fought BMW MINI series last weekend, scooping an impressive double victory at Pembrey Race Circuit in Wales (29-30 August).

Brown enjoyed a confidence-boosting weekend behind the wheel of his Fuchs Lubricants backed MINI to win both Sunday and Monday’s Final at the double-header weekend, which puts the Rochdale driver at the top of the Championship standings as the season approaches the halfway point. Read More »

The eight-times and reigning Bennetts British Superbike Champions, Paul Bird Motorsport, were out in force recently to support one of their long-term key sponsors, Hager, at the impressive PalmerSport driving event.

The Lake District-based VisionTrack Ducati team were in attendance including double BSB champion Josh Brookes along with rising star of the World Endurance Cup, Team WRT Audi factory driver Frank Bird. Team boss Paul Bird, the most successful owner in BSB history with an impressive CV in motorsport himself, was also there to meet and greet the customers. Read More »

The fourth round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup powered by AWS proved to be a memorable one as Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird swept to victory at Brands Hatch.

At the Kent track where his father Paul’s British Superbike Championship team has had so much success over the years, 22-year-old Frank and Japanese teammate Ryuichiro Tomita took a magnificent third place overall in the opening race which they backed up with an impressive fifth overall in race two in the Team WRT Audi R8 LMS. Read More »

Following the British Motor Sports Training Trust (BMSTT) trustee meeting on 19th August, Motorsport UK and the BMSTT would like to announce that Rod Parkin has been appointed as a new independent Trustee and will take up the position of Trust Chair with effect from 2nd November 2021.

The BMSTT is an established UK Registered Charity formed to improve safety and volunteer officials training for Motorsport UK regulated competition. Mr Parkin from Leeds in West Yorkshire began his motorsport career in 1964 and since then has built up a wealth of motorsport experience, including becoming International FIA Steward, member of the FIA Historic Commission and since 1977, Clerk of the Course for Trackrod Rally Yorkshire. Read More »

British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy contender Steve Brown aims to hit the ground running at the next round of the series, thanks to securing a double podium at the non-championship BTRDA Clubmans Rallycross event at Pembrey in Wales last weekend (7/8 August). Read More »

Motorsport UK, the governing body and membership organisation for UK motorsport, has today announced that it will become the organiser of the F4 British Championship certified by FIA for the next three years, with a bold vision for elevating the series.

2022 will see Motorsport UK’s introduction of the FIA’s second generation F4 car, incorporating key safety advancements. The governing body sees this shift in equipment as the right time to take the leadership role for British F4 and further develop the series as the definitive step for emerging talent building their experience and profile on the international stage. As part of the FIA single-seater pathway the championship will provide drivers with the all-important opportunity to earn Super Licence points that are crucial to reach the highest echelon on the professional ladder. Read More »

After a disappointing start when their car suffered damage early in qualifying, Cumbrian driver Frank Bird and his two teammates bounced back to post a great result in this weekend’s TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa. Read More »

After a month’s break, Penrith racing driver Frank Bird returns to action this weekend when he contests the legendary Total Energies 24 Hours of Spa for Team WRT at their home round.

One of the most famous races in the world, the race in the Belgian Ardennes district forms the third round of the Endurance class in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe and will see 21-year-old Frank compete alongside two teammates in the Audi R8 LMS. Read More »

First up: Goodwood #FoS!

This summer has already been extra-busy for Baggsy and the crew! First up, in early July, Baggsy brought the epic #LSXR35 GT-R Version 3 to the amazing Goodwood Festival Of Speed!

In addition to the now-familiar drift displays, smoking tyres, burning rubber doing neck-crunching donuts as they went up the famous 1.16 mile hillclimb route, this time all of the drift racers would compete against each other for the first time going up the hill in the first-ever Driftkhana competition! Read More »