C1 Racing Club stars as the BARC basks in the Silverstone sun

The British Automobile Racing Club basked in the bright sunshine at Silverstone this past weekend (May 28/29/30) as the C1 Racing Club took centre stage around the legendary Grand Prix circuit for its hugely-popular 24-hour race.

In what proved to be another pulsating spectacle for the budget-conscious category, a bumper 58-car grid would hit the track however nobody ultimately could stop Hybrid Tune – Full Circle Racing from triumphing in emphatic fashion.

Hitting the front in the fourth hour after qualifying eighth, the four-man driver line-up of Stephen James, Sam Weller, David Meenan and Mark James would remain a constant presence towards the front of the field throughout before grabbing the initiative in the closing stages.

Completing a total of 431 laps and setting the fastest lap along the way, the quartet finished just under 50 seconds ahead of AB Motorsport’s Oliver Allwood, Brian Trott and Stuart Symonds.

Rounding off the podium, albeit two laps down on the leaders, was Fake-Shake n Bake-with Team Gaz Shocks. Behind the wheel of the #312 machine and in contention until the latter hours was Tommy Field, Max Maxted and Graham Coomes.

Before the C1 Racing Club embarked on its epic day-long contest, a number of other championships wrote the latest chapter in their 2021 campaigns around the 3.67-mile layout of the Northamptonshire venue.

Boasting a highly competitive entry list, the Caterham Graduates Racing Club was always going to serve up edge-of-the-seat entertainment and did just that with four races that will undoubtedly live long in the memory for many.

The Sigma 135 and Sigmax categories amalgamated together to create a mammoth 53-car grid, with wheel-to-wheel battles running throughout. At the front of the field, Harry Senior narrowly edged Ben Winrow, Stephen Clark and Simon Griffiths in race one to triumph before producing a repeat performance in race two.

In the Sigma 150 class, a slightly smaller entry of 33 cars took to the track but the battle for supremacy proved to be just as close. Jamie Ellwood and Jason McCormack proved to be the class of the field as they netted a win apiece.

The Max5 Racing Championship possessed a competitive entry list too but nobody was able to stop Paul Roddison from continuing his strong start to the new season. Running alongside the Sigma 150 class of the Caterham Graduates Racing Club, the one-make category delivered a memorable showing.

Starting at the back of the grid in race one, Roddison served up an overtaking masterclass as he scythed his way up the order to narrowly claim victory ahead of Jon Halliwell. The series stalwart then doubled his tally for the weekend with a superlative performance in the second encounter to extend his winning streak to four straight races.

Rounding out the weekend’s on-track entertainment were two races from the Sports Prototype Cup. Showcasing the very best of UK prototype racing, the ‘Silverstone Open’ saw a variety of machines go against each other around the Home of British Motor Racing. 

Whilst the likes of Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Ellis and James Abbott all featured,  Bonamy Grimes underlined his class behind the wheel as he powered his Duqueine LMP3 to a brace of victories.

To view the full classification of results from all sessions at Silverstone, CLICK HERE.

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