After several years of competitive growth, Britcar breaks new ground in 2022 as it runs the Motorsport UK-sanctioned British Endurance Championship – undoubtedly making it the go-to place for endurance racing in the country.
Elevating the Britcar Endurance Championship up to National status, the British Endurance Championship will retain a number of key features as its predecessor such as a warm-up, 30-minute qualifying and two-hour (Oulton & Donington) or three-hour (Silverstone GP & Snetterton) races which include mandatory pit stops.
Open to one and two-driver teams, the championship operates under a multi-class format with six categories creating a competitive environment for an eclectic variety of GT and touring cars – all of which are balanced in performance.
Continuing to grow in stature, the championship enjoys the support of high-profile partners such as Goodyear, Sunoco and Autotel. The British Endurance Championship also benefits from having all of its race meetings streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.
The fastest and most successful single marque GT championship in the UK, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB is viewed as one of the pinnacles of British motorsport and has served a springboard for drivers seeking different careers in motor racing.
A firm fixture on the TOCA support package since its inaugural season in 2003, drivers compete in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars produce little under 500bhp – all of which adds to wheel-to-wheel on-track entertainment.
Primarily held at circuits around the UK, the championship is also renowned to travel into mainland Europe for a round with Le Mans and Monza being visited in recent years.
In addition to the Carrera Cup GB, many competitors will often dovetail their campaigns by sporadically racing in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which is a support category to Formula 1.
Small in stature but packing a real punch on-track, the Legends Cars National Championship keeps those competing and watching on the edge-of-their-seats as they duke it out each year.
Boasting a gutsy 125bhp Yamaha 1200cc motorcycle engine capable of speeds in excess of 120mph, the 5/8 scale replicas of pre-war 1930’s Fords, Chevys and Dodges are renowned for delivering high-octane thrills – often at three or four cars wide.
Equal in performance and benefitting from grids in excess of 30 cars all-year round, Legends incorporates five to six races per weekend along with reverse grids to ensure the action is as competitive as possible.
Having celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2019, the Legends Cars National Championship continues to go from strength-to-strength and shows no signs of slowing down either.
Ginetta’s flagship championship, the Millers Oils Ginetta GT4 Supercup is a single-class race series that currently flourishes on the TOCA support package.
Starting out life in 2008, the series has grown in stature over the past decade to become a key stepping stone on the path to professional motorsport, be it in touring cars or sports car racing, with a raft of drivers having passed through its ranks to further scale the motorsport ladder.
A highly regarded formula for the level of competition that continues to come to the fore each year, bumper grids of Ginetta G55 machines are all-but guaranteed every season with the on-track action proving to be unmissable.
The championship also boasts a Professional and Amateur class structure, allowing drivers with varying levels of experience to get behind the wheel and compete.
Arguably one of the largest championships in the UK, the Caterham Graduates Championship is a series that has proven to be a smash-hit with the emphasis firmly on low-cost racing.
Open to 1600cc Caterham Roadsport cars, as originally raced in the Caterham Scholarship and Caterham Academy series, the championship boasts a multi-class system to allow for various engines to compete, all of which are in various states of tune too.
Whilst the racing is often awe-inspiring, the aim of the Caterham Graduates Racing Club is to provide fair, close and competitive motorsport in a fun and friendly environment.
With entry lists topping 40 cars on a regular basis, the championship takes in some of the most iconic venues in the UK as well as taking the battle to Europe, competing in the pass at Spa Francorchamps.
The Britcar Trophy Championship is at the forefront of British motorsport with capacity grids underlining the fact that the appetite for long distance racing is greater than ever.
Comprising of multi-class structure, the Britcar Trophy category runs shorter races with no refuelling and it is open to any car whose performance doesn’t match that of a GT4 or TCR car. Races include a mandatory pitstop, allowing cars to be shared with two drivers if preferred.
Split into carefully controlled classes, the championship ensures that all competitors can equally taste success, no matter their racing background or experience; be it a ‘gentleman driver’ or professional racer.
Like the British Endurance Championship and Praga Cup, the Britcar Trophy Championship reaps the benefits of having all race events in a single season streamed live to thousands of viewers on both Facebook and YouTube.
Praga Cars will stage its first one-make championship in the UK in 2022 as the Praga Cup partners with Britcar Endurance.
After a successful 2021 season within the Britcar Endurance Championship which saw nine R1s competing in the Praga category, Praga Cars has committed to ensuring there will be at least 16 cars on the grid for its inaugural standalone season – which is taking place 12 months ahead of schedule.
Six events make up the calendar for the series, with the eventual champion winning a brand-new Praga R1 which is race ready for the following campaign.
Run by the British Automobile Racing Club’s North West Centre, the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship is a cost-effective category that is open to all manner of cars regardless of their make, model and power.
Started in 1984 as a special GT championship with a small core of regular enthusiasts entering races, the series has grown into a successful and stable championship which boasts grid of more than 30 cars on an almost regular basis at each event every year.
To be eligible to compete in the CNC Heads Sports/Saloon Car Championship cars must have been originally designed for road use and are then split into two basic categories, Special and Modified.
These two categories are further divided into three classes based on engine size, the splits being at 1600cc and 2500cc in both cases. Points are awarded within each class and the overall champion each year is the driver with the most points.
The Sports Prototype Cup is aimed at providing a multi-marque racing environment for lightweight sports prototype cars to race in a premium race weekend package.
In partnership with the British Automobile Racing Club, Dunlop and Sunoco, the Sports Prototype Cup delivers a blend of both short sprint races and longer endurance encounters – as well as boasting two different classes.
The Revolution UK Trophy will be home to the stunning Revolution Race Car, a LMP inspired, carbon tubbed, high downforce prototype, whilst one of the world’s best-selling race cars, the Radical SR3, will also have a promoted category as well.
Drivers meeting the Sunoco 240 Challenge criteria and that enter for the full season will have the opportunity to compete for a place in a GT4 car in 240-minute endurance race which takes place the Friday before the coveted Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Arguably boasting the biggest grids of the Ginetta stable, the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge is a popular entry-level championship for many aspiring GT racers as it combines close racing with a Pro/Am format.
Using the G40 machine from the Ginetta HQ, the GT5 Challenge is suitable for all ages and levels of race experience with slots on both the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and British GT Championship support packages making up a majority of its calendar – placing it in front of the eyes of many.
Widely recognised as a haven for up and coming professional drivers, the single-make series brings with it undeniable thrills and spills at almost every turn.
The Ginetta GT Academy is a new championship launched that launched in 2021 and offers entry level racing for drivers of all experience levels.
Replacing the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club, the one-make category uses the popular GT4 machine as its cars of choice with the field split between experienced drivers and a ‘Rookie’ Class.
The GT Academy’s inaugural season will see it feature on the British GT Championship support package on four occasions before capping off the year alongside the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.
The Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge is the latest championship to be added to the Porsche Motorsport GB pyramid, sitting between the Porsche Classic Boxster Cup and Porsche Carrera Cup GB.
The 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport has been the car chosen to spearhead the one-make category with drivers set to enjoy the delights of a mid-mounted 3.8-litre flat-six engine, delivering 425 hp to the rear wheels though a six-speed gearbox.
Accommodating both amateur and professional drivers alike, the championship will operate a two-category structure: Pro and Am. Both will feature on the same grid, each category will operate with its own points structure and championship table, like Porsche Carrera Cup GB.
For its sophomore season, the Porsche Sprint Challenge GB boasts a calendar that blends both the upper and lower levels of Porsche’s Motorsport pyramid, ensuring that maximum commercial exposure is guaranteed with appearances on both the British GT Championship and Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship support packages confirmed.