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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 »

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 »

What a weekend at Silverstone for our first Britcar 24hr?! Even the torrential ran did little to dampen our spirits as we witnessed a cracking battle between Ferrari and Porsche after the faster Moslers and stunning Aquilla all suffered various technical issues, resulting in them dropping huge chunks of time or retiring. Current Britcar championship leaders Team MJC Ltd only made a late decision to participate in this race and after a gripping last few hours their superior pace payed off as the Ferrari 430 GT2 of Witt Gamski/Keith Robinson/John Gaw/Phil Dryburgh took victory by almost a minute, winnning class 1 in the process. Read More »