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– Returning as a Manufacturer Team after 21 years.
– Marking ten years relationship with West Surrey Racing.
– Welcoming back 2014 BTCC Champion, Colin Turkington.
– Celebrating signing of multiple BTCC Independent Drivers Champion, Andrew Jordan.
– Renewing seven year WSR deal with Series’ favourite, Rob Collard.
– The Series commences at the opening rounds at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit on 1-2 April 2017.

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brandshatch17-3It was a glorious winters day down at Brands Hatch, with crisp and cold conditions all day. Of the top 10 seeded crews only 4 made the finish, with the attrition rate high among the fancied crews. At the end of 8 hard fought stages Paul Swift & Pat Walsh (Escort MkII) took victory by 8 seconds from Martin Hodgson & Tony Jones (Escort MkII), with Nigel Mummery & Fiona Scarrett (Focus WRC) just over a minute further back. 2016 winners Chris West & Harry Brown had been fastest through the first stage but destroyed the front left corner of their 306 Maxi on an obscured concrete block, early in stage 2. Read More »

aerocatch-jacksonMat Jackson, Motorbase BTCC driver and AeroCatch ambassador, finished his 2016 BTCC campaign in style by claiming a seventh win of the season for the Motorbase team at the season finale at Brands Hatch.

Mat’s win helped seal the Independents Title win for the team, with Motorbase finishing an impressive third overall in the team standings. Mat was drafted in to head the AeroCatch campaign and to create greater awareness to the issue of dangerous counterfeit AeroCatch bonnet fastener kits coming onto the market. Read More »

– Gordon Shedden takes last-gasp BTCC success at Brands Hatch
– Kris Richard snatches FIA ETCC title in dramatic season finale
– Josh Files takes ADAC TCR Germany crown with race win


The Honda Civic Type R has taken four key championships in 2016 after a treble title success in Europe last weekend (October 1-2). Read More »

mg-brands16Staff at MG Motor are celebrating this week, after British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) driver Ashley Sutton took home the coveted Jack Sears Trophy in his MG6 at Brands Hatch (Sunday 2 October 2016). The award, which recognises the highest scoring rookie driver in the championship, was especially poignant this year given the fact that Sears, who was the first ever winner of the BTCC Trophy, died in August aged 86. Read More »

One lucky motorsport fan had a BTCC race to remember this past weekend, thanks to the Omologato Ultimate BTCC Experience competition. Run by motorsport watch specialists, Omologato, the competition winner, James French, was treated to an exclusive day at the BTCC season finale at Brands Hatch with Team Hard and their Omologato-sponsored driver Jake Hill.

The competition has been running since May, where fans from across the globe who purchased an Omologato watch found themselves in with a chance of winning this unique experience. Read More »

Deficit overcome as the Scotsman becomes a triple champion


Halfords Yuasa Racing star Gordon Shedden has dramatically defended the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at the conclusion of an action-packed day of racing at Brands Hatch. Read More »

BMH Student16aFor the last 10 years, British Motor Heritage (BMH) MD, John Yea, has ably campaigned an FIA-compliant MGB in a variety of classic motorsport formulae. What’s particularly noteworthy about the car is that it was created around one of BMH’s authentic replacement bodyshells and that its build team included an undergraduate student from Oxford Brookes University. Read More »

On another action-packed weekend for McLaren GT customer teams around the world, Factory Driver Rob Bell took the overall lead in the Blancpain GT Series Drivers Championship after finishing P4 in the Sprint Cup Main Race at Brands Hatch. At the wheel of the #58 McLaren 650S GT3 for customer team Garage 59, and paired with fellow McLaren GT Factory Driver Alvaro Parente, Bell continued his impressive start to the 2016 Blancpain GT Series season which has seen him take a win and finish in the top ten in the other three races so far. The 650S GT3 also had a successful weekend racing at Barbagallo Raceway, Western Australia in the CAMS Australian GT Championship with a double podium result. In total, McLaren 650S GT3s scored six top-five finishes across the two series.

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2016 will be the 27th year of Citroen 2CV racing in the UK, making it one of the UK’s longest running one-make Championships.

The 2CVParts.com Championship season features four double-header meetings, at Oulton Park, Croft, Cadwell Park and Brands Hatch Indy.

Each meeting will have two, 20-minute sprint races. At the Croft meeting, there will also be a two-hour Enduro, to help teams prepare for the 24-hour race.

Over the weekend of 19-21 August, the 26th running of the 2CV 24 Hour race will be staged at the amazing Anglesey circuit. It is the longest running 24-hour motor race in the UK by a big margin. Read More »