Posts Tagged ‘Britcar’
The Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship has announced a new sponsor; Joseph Kaspar Watches have signed a deal to sponsor the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship for the 2011 season.
Every car in the Britcar championship will carry the Joseph Kaspar Watches logo. Joseph Kaspar will also offer two winning drivers from the championship a personalised GT270 watch from their current collection.
2010 Britcar Production Champions, Richard Adams and David Green, are looking to make it a historic treble of back-to-back wins in different classes in the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship this year.
Adams and Green previously won the Production Class 3 title in ‘09 with a Honda Civic, and the Class 2 title and Overall Production Championship in 2010 with their Seat Cupra. The duo, now joined by third driver Martin Byford, is now stepping up to take on the GT title in their newly acquired Cavallino Motorsport prepared Ferrari 360.
Richard Adams, commenting on the Britcar website, said “we had always thought about a move up to GT but were waiting for the right time – having managed to pick up two titles in two seasons in the Production Championship, we were looking for a new challenge – when Britcar announced that they had secured MSA accreditation for the coming season, the decision for us as drivers at least, was a relatively easy one. We then had to pull on all the resources we could to ensure that we had the right car, pit crew and support package. We are obviously very grateful to Bullrun for their significant and continued support and Oval Insurance as new sponsors to give us a chance of a treble of wins! We are also very excited about Martin Byford joining the driving team and joining forces with Neil Cooke at Cavallino’s as well as looking forward to a lot of fun and rivalry with the MJC team.
Having only taken delivery of the car this week, we have a lot to do in a relatively short period of time but with a bit of luck we expect to be able to complete our pre-season testing programme in time for the Britcar Championship Launch at Silverstone on 10 March 2011”.
Due to the amount of interest Britcar organisers experienced at the Autosport Show for their special ‘show-only’ ticket offers for the Britcar 24 hours race, Britcar have decided to launch a new offer.
The new offer, avaiable until March 31st, allows fans to purchse 2 weekend tickets for the Britcar 24 for just £20. The deal includes grandstand seats, paddock asccess, including the pit and grid walks, and exclusive parking inside the circuit. This is a saving of £50 on the two on-the-gate weekend entry tickets.
You can book your tickets at this special price by heading on over to www.britcar24hr.co.uk/2for20/.
The Britcar series is reporting that Production category front runners BPM Racing have suffered a disastrous setback over the weekend when a fire destroyed their facilities in Northampton. The BPM Racing team of Owen Thomas and Ashley Woodman had been campaigning a new Seat Leon in 2010. Sadly their participation in the 2011 series is now in doubt.
Quoted on the Britcar site Owen Thomas said:
It’s devastating really, the whole complex that includes our unit was completely destroyed. The Fire Brigade are investigating, but asbestos is causing problems with site access. We’ve lost the lot – car, trailer, lorry, all the kit/spares/tools etc. We’re talking to the insurers at the moment, but the start of the season, or indeed any of this season is looking rather iffy to say the least. – It was a major fire, with around a dozen fire engines on the scene”.
The Britcar series is offering members of its Spectators Club the opportunity to book tickets for two headline Britcar events in 2011 for special offer prices.
The first event is the Britcar 24hr race at Silverstone in October. Britcar are offering two weekend tickets for £10. That’s a whopping £25 off the gate price of £35. The weekend tickets allow you three day access to the event including grandstand seats and paddock access.
To book your tickets click here: http://www.britcar24hr.co.uk/2for1
The second offer is two tickets for the price of one for the Britcar Donington Festival in May. This event features the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship with a support package including; the BOSSGP Championship, for contemporary Formula One machinery; Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship and the first round of the Britcar V8 Utes.
To book your tickets for this event you need to email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line of ‘Donington’ and include your name, postal address and contact phone number and the Britcar team will contact you when tickets are available.
Both offers are available until the 16th January.
The team of Witt Gamski and Keith Robinson took victory in dominant fashion at Saturday’s Britcar into the night race at Donington Park. The pair, in their Ferrari 430GTC, started on pole but encountered problems, dropping them down the order. After pit stops Keith Robinson charged hard through the field to take the lead setting fastest lap after fastest lap. After 144 laps they took the chequered flag with a gap of five laps to second place 18 Porsche of John Gaw and Phil Dryburgh, the 26 of Marcos Mantis of Neil Huggins and Raphael Fiorentino finishing third.
I hope to have a report on this event posted in the events section later in the week.