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britcar15 (87)On paper a 28 car grid for a 24 hour race does not sound like a recipe for a great race but the first twice around the clocks race at Silverstone for 3 seasons, proved to be an epic and one packed with stories of heroism. With the field split in to 5 classes and only two small manufacturers, Ginetta and Radical running works cars as such, this race is more about the private teams and clubmen. It turned out that it was the class 3 and 4 cars which filled the podium as the faster class 1 and 2 cars suffered mechincal gremlins and/or incidents on track which saw the consistent runners come out on top. Read More »

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The HRDC’s ‘History of the BTCC 1958-1966′ race on Silverstone’s GP Circuit is capturing the imagination of many top-flight historic racers. Supporting the BritCar 24 Hours event on 25 April, this innovative series – successfully launched at the Donington Historic Festival in 2014 – features the marques and models of touring cars which hallmarked the formative years of what would evolve as the BTCC.

Emulating their heroes, the HRDC’s entry list of seasoned historic racers reads like a period race programme: Bill Shepherd will no doubt be aiming to match Jack Sears’ winning ways in his mighty Ford Galaxie 500, but will have to fight hard for victory against the formidable opposition of the ‘Jim Clark/John Whitmore’ Lotus Cortinas of Sean and Michael McInerney, resplendent in their period Team Lotus and Alan Mann Racing liveries. Read More »

Two historic races to celebrate Britain’s premier Touring Car Championship 1958-1966

In homage to the formative years of the BTCC, the HRDC will present two feature races which illustrate the varied makes and models which were instrumental in pioneering Britain’s premier Touring Car championship.

The races are titled as ‘The History of the BTCC 1958 – 1966’ and will take place on Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit (supporting the Brticar24 event on 25 April) and at the Donington Historic Festival (3 May). These two races follow the successful running of this innovative historic race format at last year’s Donington Historic Festival, where the 36-car grid was over-subscribed, despite only being announced at very short notice. Read More »

The epic race, twice around the clock at Silverstone, was back on our agenda in 2012 and it did not fail to deliver. Whilst the entry looked a bit thin, especially in the top class, we were assured that it would be a race long battle, with plenty of twists and turns. With the No.17 Neil Garner Motorsport Mosler MT900 and No.6 Team LNT Ginetta G55 GT3 who took pole position looking set to fight for the overall victory, it probably came as a surprise when half way through the race the No.28 MP Motorsport BMW E46 GTR took the lead which it only briefly lost after dawn, on Sunday morning. As trouble hit their rivals the No.28 MP Motorsport BMW E46 GTR took a fine victory, driven by Richard Abra / Mark Poole / Clint Bardwell / Michael Symons. Read More »

After an absence due to a clash in 2011 we were back for the 2012 Britcar 24hrs, at Silverstone. Due to the volume of races, both number and duration, we have split this section into two events. In this section we will concentrate on all of the support races so this post covers images from the BRSCC Mazda Autumn Challenge, Porsche Club Motorsport for PMC Midlands Trophy, BIGprofile Sports 2000 Championship and the F3 Cup/Monoposto Trophy. All of which provided some excellent entertainment but for sheer racing the MX5’s were hard to beat, whilst the Sports 2000 had a great battle amongst the top 3. The F3 Cup/Monoposto Trophy saw a huge field take the start of race 1, whilst the Porsches saw some close racing for 2nd as the leader was gone and away in both races. Read More »

– Chris Hodgetts, double BTCC champion with Toyota in the 1980s, joins the driver line-up for Team Toyota GB’s GT86 in the Britcar 24 Hours
– Hodgetts to be joined in the four-man squad by his son, Stefan
– First UK race for Toyota’s acclaimed new sports coupe
– Britcar race to take place at Silverstone on 22 and 23 September Read More »

A famous name from British motorsport history is to return to the track in September with an entry from Team Toyota GB in the UK’s toughest race, the Britcar 24 Hours. The newly reformed squad will field a Toyota GT86 in the Production Class of the Silverstone enduro. The livery on the new coupe will echo that of the double British Touring Car Championship winning AE86 from the mid-1980s. Read More »

– MX-5 Forces Car finishes Britcar 24hr race at Silverstone 10th in class, completing 475 laps
– Army and RAF Squadrons attend Britcar 24hr in aid of five British Armed Forces Charities
– To donate text “Race24hr £5” to 70070

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– Mazda UK to enter three Mazda MX-5 race cars in the Britcar 24-hour race
– Over 1,000 competition miles is the ultimate test of durability and reliability
– Mazda supports British Armed Forces charities with a Mazda MX-5 production race car Read More »

The Mazda MX-5 is a byword for eye-catching style, engaging dynamics and bullet-proof reliability, and its tail-up approach to driving pleasure demonstrates that you do not need excessive power to have fun.

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