How To Watch BARC LIVE: Brands Hatch – April 22/23

The British Automobile Racing Club returns to Brands Hatch this weekend (April 22/23) for what promises to be an action-packed two days of track action on the Kent venue’s Indy circuit.

After lifting the curtain on the 2023 season at Silverstone last month; the British Endurance Championship and Britcar Trophy Championship back in action and ready to put on a show.

Elsewhere, no less than eight contests from the Classic Touring Car Racing Club are set to add to the billing – with all manner of iconic saloon cars poised to go wheel-to-wheel.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the on-track entertainment by using the key timings and links below:

Saturday Race Show – Starting from 11:45 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 10:45 – Facebook | YouTube

To find out more information on this weekend’s race meeting at Brands Hatch, including the official entry lists and timetable, CLICK HERE.

Don’t miss any future BARC LIVE events either by subscribing to our YouTube channel HERE.

Interest grows for Britcar Endurance six-hour race at Donington Park

Interest for Britcar Endurance’s latest foray into long-distance racing – a six-hour contest at Donington Park on July 22 – said to be gathering momentum and running high. 

In what is poised to be one of the marquee events on the calendar for the Britcar brand in 2023, excitement and anticipation is already beginning to build as preparations start to step up.

Since rejuvenating the Britcar brand in 2016, Managing Director Claire Hedley has harboured a passion for reviving a 24hr race for true GT and endurance-spec machinery, and the creation of this season’s six-hour contest is the first step to resurrect the much-lamented event. 

Well aware that this isn’t the work of a single moment, Britcar’s three to five-year plan is set to incorporate a year-on-year increase in race time lengths; starting at six and moving up to nine, 12 and before then ultimately 24.

Whilst campaigns for the British Endurance Championship, Britcar Trophy and Britcar Prototype Cup have begun, interest is ramping up for what promises to be a summer showcase and those with an interest to compete in the event should contact Claire Hedley via

BARC lifts the curtain on 2023 season in spectacular style at Silverstone

The British Automobile Racing Club lifted the curtain on its 2023 season in spectacular style this past weekend (March 25/26) as a bumper entry served up a feast of entertainment around Silverstone’s world-famous Grand Prix circuit.

Following months of preparation, anticipation and excitement; all eyes were on the Home of British Motor Racing as some of the Club’s biggest categories took centre stage to set the tone for the year ahead with two days of enthralling wheel-to-wheel action.

Embarking on its sophomore season, the British Endurance Championship garnered plenty of interest as it showcased a monstrous array of GT machines in a captivating three-hour encounter on Saturday afternoon. 

With a revised class structure which featured some regular faces, old favourites in new cars and a host of exciting newcomers, battles raged throughout the field however up at the front there was nobody that could stop the Blackthorn-entered Mercedes GT3. 

After missing out on pole position by a tenth of a second in qualifying, Claude Bovet and David McDonald proved to be too much for the opposition as they comfortably romped to victory – finishing more than a minute ahead of the Audi GT3 pairing of Peter Erceg and Marcus Clutton who finished in second place.

The Britcar Trophy Championship burst into life on Sunday with two frenetic 50-minute contests and a near 30-car field.

Race one proved to be a somewhat dominant affair as Datum Motorsport’s Axel Van Nederveen guided his Ginetta G56 GTA to a commanding victory ahead of William Stacey and Maurizio Sciglio however things seemed to be somewhat closer in the day’s second bout later in the day as Van Nederveen claimed a clean sweep.

High in confidence after his earlier win, the Dutchman could do nothing to stop the Intersport Racing duo of Jas Sapra and Bryan Bransom from triumphing on-track in their BMW M3 E46 however a post-race exclusion ultimately promoted him from second to the top step of the podium.

Spoils were shared in the inaugural Britcar Prototype Cup – launched to bring together all types of prototype machinery to compete on one single grid – which consisted of two 25-minute races and a 50-minute finale.

Idola Motorsport’s Rodolfo Gonzalez wrote his name into the history books as the series’ first-ever winner before the University of Wolverhampton’s Shane Kelly struck back with a win of his own in race two.

Making it three different winners from three races was the TGM with Private Leads team of Ben Stone and Teddy Wilson who capped off a dream debut with an assured performance during the weekend’s closing bout.

Iconic tin top machines from the Classic Touring Car Racing Club had fans on the edge of their seats over the course of the weekend too as they delivered no less than eight blockbuster races.

The amalgamated Poutec Pre ’66 Touring Cars and Orange Aero Pre ’83 Touring Cars contests had a familiar feel to them with both podiums being occupied by the same three drivers; with Stephen Primett claiming a brace of victories ahead of Jonathan Corker and William Davidson. Further down the pack, Peter Hallford piloted his Ford Mustang to emerge as the top Pre ’66 runner.

Nobody could stop Stuart Waite in the combined Laser Tools Pre ’93 Touring Cars, Burty Haulage Pre ’03 Touring Cars and Laser Tools Super Tourer races as he charged to a pair of impressive victories in his BMW E36 M3.

Hot on his heels was Garry Prebble – the top Pre ’03 entrant – and James Everard who each claimed a second and third place finish respectively whilst Jason Hughes triumphed in the Super Tourers category in an ex-Jason Plato Vauxhall Vectra.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action at Silverstone were two races from the Edmundson Electrical Classic Thunder, Burton Power Blue Oval Saloon Series and Berkshire Jag Components Jaguar Challenge.

Boasting a grid of more than 40 flame-spitting machines, Jason West scored two more victories for the BMW E36 M3 as he led home Bryan Bransom and Sam Wilson all the way to the chequered flag.

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

Watch all of the action that was streamed live across both days on the BARC’s official YouTube channel HERE.

How To Watch BARC LIVE: Silverstone Grand Prix – March 25/26

The British Automobile Racing Club is poised to lift the curtain on a brand-new season of motorsport this weekend (March 25/26) with two-action packed days of wheel-to-wheel racing at the world-famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit – and our cameras will be there to broadcast every race live.

Kicking off what is set to be the biggest year yet for the Club’s live stream platform – where a total 23 race meetings are scheduled to be broadcast online over the course of the year – thousands of fans are expected to flock to Facebook and YouTube to watch what promises to be an entertaining 2023 curtain-raiser.

Taking centre stage around the Home of British Motor Racing this weekend will be the British Endurance Championship, Britcar Trophy Championship, Britcar Prototype Cup and Classic Touring Car Racing Club.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the on-track entertainment by using the key timings and links below:

Saturday Race Show – Starting from 12:45 – Facebook | YouTube 

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 08:40 – Facebook | YouTube 

To find out more information on this weekend’s race meeting at Silverstone, including the official entry lists and timetable, CLICK HERE.

Don’t miss any future BARC LIVE events either by subscribing to our YouTube channel HERE.

Britcar and Praga strengthen ties for new Prototype Category

Britcar and Praga Cars have strengthened their fledgling partnership by announcing provisional plans and dates for a new Prototype Category in 2023. 

The new-look series is poised to be presented as the Praga-backed Prototype Category within the Britcar Endurance Championship; boasting a five-round calendar which will each include two 25-minute sprint races and one 50-minute endurance contest.

Offering fast and furious wheel-to-wheel Pro-Am action, Praga R1s are expected to make up a majority of the grid – running as a standalone Praga Class – with other qualifying prototypes set to be invited by Britcar.

Mark Harrison, Praga Cars UK CEO, said: “Along with VR Motorsport, we have developed a great relationship with Britcar over a number of years now, cemented during the Covid-hit race seasons in 2020 and 2021. 

“Praga R1s, in a class of its own, dominated the Britcar Endurance races in 2021 and we took on the challenge of running a one-make series in 2022; our vision for a 20 plus grid of R1s still stands as the Britcar team use their experience and enthusiasm to grow prototype racing opportunities in the UK. 

“Praga is backing Britcar through 2023 to ensure a successful race series for all entries and a stepping-stone to an even stronger grid in 2024.”

Claire Hedley, Britcar Managing Director, added: “We here at Britcar have really enjoyed being involved with Praga UK and have seen it flourish over the last two to three years. We can see a future in Prototype racing in the UK so we’re happy to continue with Praga to develop the new Prototype Cup for 2023. 

“Having them as a class within the new category. The Championship will include other cars invited by Britcar only and I think it will be a great support race to the British Endurance Championship next year and hopefully many more to come.”