After several years of competitive growth, Britcar broke new ground in 2022 as it debuted the Motorsport UK-sanctioned British Endurance Championship – immediately 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 retains a number of key features as its predecessor such as a warm-up, 30-minute qualifying and two and three-hour 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 has been renowned to travel into mainland Europe for a round in the past, with Le Mans and Monza being visited in recent years.
The championship – which continues to garner plenty of attention amongst competitors and spectators alike is split into three categories: Professional, Professional-Amateur and Amateur. There are also Rookie and Entrant Championship’s as well.
The Caterham Seven 270R Championship is firmly established as the ‘coming-of-age’ category for those that are looking to progress out of the Academy Championship and through into the Roadsport Championship.
Unlike other categories, there are no restrictions on professional team support or driver involvement, meaning that drivers may have several years of experience which makes it a fiercely competitive championship.
Cars that compete in the Seven 270R Championship have typically made their way up from the Academy Championship 2014 onwards, with most vehicles having originally been modified version of 2016-2022 Academy cars.
Developed into fully-fledged race focused machines, 270R cars boast stiffer suspension and the removal of the windscreen and lights – giving them a similar look to their Seven 310R counterparts.
The Motul Caterham Seven 310R Championship represents a well established and successful form in Caterham racing, providing the final step on the ladder for a car that started life in the Academy Championship.
In what is the ultimate evolution of the Academy, the machines that compete in the 310R ranks produce in excess of 152bhp – giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche 911.
Sharing plenty of similarities to the cars that race in the Caterham Seven 270R Championship such as suspension and aeroscreen, the Seven 310R also requires a requiring a limited slip differential for the track.
Providing a fitting backdrop for progression up the ranks, the Caterham Seven 310R Championship the perfect proving ground for those wanting to one day graduate into the Caterham Seven Championship UK.
The Caterham Academy – a unique series for novice drivers – is one of the most popular categories in UK national motorsport, boasting sold out grids every year since its inception back in 1995.
Continuing to build on its long-standing history and success of being considered one of Europes most successful novice driver championships, the one-make category is the perfect starting place for any aspiring racer.
Its all-inclusive ‘introduction to motorsport’ package includes a Ford Sigma powered road-legal race car, race licence, technical support, the racing itself and perhaps most importantly, the guidance of the Caterham team at every stage.
The car itself produces 125bhp and uses an open differential, 5-speed gearbox and low-grip tyres; all of which will help those behind the wheel fine-tune their skills and car control.
The Caterham Roadsport Championship is the next step on the Caterham ladder for those drivers and cars that have previously competed in the Academy.
Enabling them to compete alongside many of the same faces and machines that they battled against the previous year, the Roadsport Championship is the ultimate proving ground for those wanting to further develop their skills behind the wheel.
The road-legal Roadsport race car is a simple progression of the 125bhp Ford Sigma powered Academy car; its performance significantly enhanced by the addition of a rear anti-roll bar and Avon ZZS road legal track tyres – which have been developed jointly by Avon Tyres and Caterham.
The Avon Tyres Caterham Seven Championship UK is the only nationally recognised top-tier Caterham racing series in Britain and is fully-run by the manufacturer.
Boasting a well-established history, the series is one of the most competitive in the country and is renowned for producing exciting racing. To keep the playing field level, every car on the grid is identical, and the car is question is specifically designed for the competition.
Unlike most other national racing series, the Caterham Seven Championship UK is pretty much out-of-the-box competition, meaning the season is included with the cost of the car, and there is no need for expensive testing and set ups. It’s all down to the skill of the driver.
The car itself sees a 180bhp 2.0 Caterham Motorsport Tuned Engine paired with a six-speed sequential gearbox and bespoke racing chassis to produce an experience like no other on track.
Small in stature but packing a real punch on-track, the Legends Cars 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 multiple races over the course of a weekend with reverse grids incorporated to ensure that the action is as competitive as possible.
The 2023 season will see the championship enjoy an exciting evolution as it features on the British Touring Car Championship support bill for three events. Those three meetings will form a special six-round championship whilst a champion will also be crowned for the remaining five events that will be staged throughout the year elsewhere.
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 Britcar Prototype 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.
The Britcar Prototype Cup is the latest exciting championship to join the Bricar Endurance fold, with the series making its debut in 2023.
Playing out across five rounds, the championship consists of 15 races – with two 25-minute sprint contests and a 50-minute pitstop race – being staged at every event.
Open to prototype style sports cars from a variety of manufacturers, the existing Praga Cup will be incorporated into the championship along with classes for Revolution and an open class, all of which will be balanced by power to weight ratios.
Competitors of the Britcar Prototype Cup will receive a variety of benefits of being a part of a Britcar championship such as full race day hospitality, live TV and dedicated promotion from its in-house media, marketing and social media team.
The Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge GB 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.
The Porsche Sprint Challenge GB boasts a calendar that ensures maximum commercial exposure as it races solely on the support package of the British Touring Car Championship.
Arguably one of the largest championships in the UK, the Morphmy 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 sometimes taking the battle to Europe, competing at exhilarating circuits such as Spa Francorchamps in Belgium.