Lucy Hart appointed new BARC Speed Championship Coordinator

The last few years have seen the BARC Connaught Speed Championship go from strength to strength, firmly establishing itself as one of the UK’s most popular speed series. After the planned departure of Bob Adams a few weeks ago, BARC Midlands Centre is truly delighted to announce that Lucy Hart has joined us as Championship Coordinator.

“I hadn’t expected to be running such a well-loved series again quite so soon. I’m really excited about collaborating with the BARC and I’m sure that together we can make this Championship even more enjoyable for competitors and everyone else involved.”

BARC Midlands previously supported Lucy during her time as Championship Coordinator for Caterham, where she was responsible for delivering the UK’s largest single make series. However, we’re sure many speed competitors will know Lucy best from her association with the Midland Automobile Club (MAC), working at Shelsley Walsh as Competition Secretary and Secretary of the Meeting. Lucy’s involvement with the MAC also allowed her to develop the Autocar-Shelsley Walsh Young Drivers’ Championship and she remains passionate about making motorsport accessible to a far wider and younger audience.

A true motorsports enthusiast, Lucy frequently spectated at Shelsley during her early years and marshalled from the age of sixteen. She’s also passionate about bikesport and regularly enjoys the thrills of the British Superbike Championship and MotoGP.

Lucy and BARC Midlands Centre share many common ideals and goals, so we’re delighted to be working together again. The knowledge and experience she brings, backed by her sheer enthusiasm, is sure to help realise many of the ideas discussed during recent years. We’re already planning the 2022 season together, with the aim of introducing new venues, further simplifying regulations, providing more opportunities for new competitors and delivering even more fun.

We hope everyone associated with the Championship and BARC will give Lucy a very warm welcome. Need to contact her? Then simply email We’re sure she’ll be delighted to hear from you.

Words: BARC Midlands