McAttack Racing produce incredible comeback to win C1 Racing Series 24-hour race

McAttack Racing produced one of the greatest comebacks in British motorsport at Silverstone this past weekend (April 26/27/28) as they came from the back of the grid to win the Distrigo Parts Distribution C1 Racing Series 24-hour race.

Around the iconic full 3.67 mile Grand Prix layout of the Northamptonshire venue, the British Automobile Racing Club’s hugely popular one-make category wrote its name into the history books by fielding a stunning 99-car grid.

Eclipsing the previous record held by Britcar of 75 cars to make a race start, the C1 Racing Club served up a tantalising event which saw a total of 442 drivers compete over the course of the race.

Qualifying in darkness threw up plenty of entertainment on the Friday evening and it was to the McAttack Racing trio of Declan McDonnell, Joe Wiggin and Simon Walker-Hansell that set the fastest time of 3:02.035 to clinch top spot.

Having been the victors last year when the event was staged at Rockingham, the trio entered the weekend as one of the favourites and their pole position in qualifying had looked to cement their status.

However, post-qualifying checks flagged up that the car was underweight and that the team would have to start from the back of the grid in 99th. Starting 98th due to one team electing to start from the pit lane, the team slowly climbed their way up the ranks as the race progressed, breaking into the top 15 in the ninth hour.

With 17 hours having passed, the trio were soon into the top five and 90 minutes later they elevated themselves up into second place. Hitting the front in hour 14 of the race, Circuit Pro had become the team beat in the race as they established themselves as commanding leaders.

Simon Harrison, Patrick Watts and Timothy Hartland had qualified their machine in 15th during qualifying and looked to be on course to record a memorable victory. With the race entering its final stages, Circuit Pro crossed the line with two seconds to spare, forcing one more lap to be run.

Lapping much faster than the leaders, the McAttack trio managed to catch and pass Circuit Pro on the final lap to record a victory that is set to live long in the memory.

MSAR Old Hat Motorsport rounded out the podium but it wasn’t without encountering their own travails as the race wore on. Having started on the outside of the front row, the team of Callum Hutchings, Tony Hutchings, Daniel Bruce and James Keepin had to battle back from tumbling down the order early on.

C-Tron Racing and Team Merlin International rounded out the top five having both come close to challenging for the podium as well at one stage.

With a total of 99 cars and 24 hours worth of racing, the event wasn’t to be without incident with the safety car making a variety of appearances in the early stages, as well as through the night.

Philip Myatt, Founder of the C1 Racing Club, said: “The 24-hour race has been a great success. It hasn’t been without its accidents, but its hard to expect no contact with 99 cars circulating!

“It has been a great achievement for the club to now hold the record for the biggest grid that the UK has ever seen and my thanks must go to the 150 officials and marshals who have braved the tough weather conditions throughout the night.

“We’ve welcomed 442 drivers over the 24 hours, all with varying levels of racing experience, which will always make for an interesting race!”

For the full classification of results from every hour of the race, click here.

The Distrigo Parts Distribution C1 Racing Series are next in action on May 25/26 at Anglesey.

C1 Racing Series revved up for history-making Silverstone event

History is set to be made at Silverstone this weekend (April 26/27/28) as the Distrigo Parts Distribution C1 Racing Series headlines the latest British Automobile Racing Club meeting with a 98-car field competing in its first 24-hour race of the year.

Eclipsing the previous record for the biggest grid at a British motorsport event of 75, the one-make series will write its name into the history books on what should be an event to remember around the iconic 3.67 mile Grand Prix circuit.

Providing a low-cost method of going endurance racing, the Distrigo Parts Distribution C1 Racing Series has emerged as one of the fastest growing categories in the country since launching midway through 2017.

Making waves last year with two 24-hour races at Rockingham, the C1 contingent moves to Silverstone with a staggering 434 set the be behind the wheel at some stage over the course of the event.

Kicking things off at 17:30 on Saturday evening, the series will race into the darkness and into the night, with all-out entertainment set to be high on the agenda right the way through until the chequered flag falls the following day.

Prior to the C1 Racing Series roaring into action, the Dunlop Endurance Championship run their second consecutive event of the season at the Northamptonshire venue. Two one-hour encounters with a glittering array of supercars will provide a thrilling spectacle for those in attendance, and the action is likely to be as competitive as ever.

The VR Motorsport Praga R1T of Tim Gray and the JMH Lamborghini Huracan pairing of John Seale and Marcus Clutton ran out winners during the season-opener and both will be ones to watch again. However, with a bumper grid of more than 30 cars set to compete, front-running contenders are set to spring up from all angles.

Fans of all things tin tops will be well-catered for as well as the BARC Saloon Series, TDi North Honda VTEC Challenge and the KW Automotive Classic VW Cup amalgamate together to kick off their campaigns with two 20-minute races taking place.

Bringing together some of the most awe-inspiring saloons from a variety of eras, the action is set to be fast-paced from start to finish with the likes of Ken Lark, Alex Kite and Jeffrey Windsor set to take on starring roles.

Capping off the weekend’s BARC action will be the inaugural two races from the Sports Prototype Cup. Featuring the Radical SR3 Trophy and new Revolution Race Car, the championship is aimed at providing a multi-marque racing environment for lightweight sports prototype cars to race in a premium race weekend package.

Breaking cover for the first time, the season-opener showcases a depth of talent with former Radical Challenge victor Rob Wheldon, James Abbott, Morten Dons and Johan Boris Scheier all set to go wheel-to-wheel in the battle for supremacy.

With history set to be made, the BARC is set for a fever-filled three days of on-track action.

For more information on this weekend’s historic event, including links to live timing and the timetable, click here.

C1 Racing Series kicks off 2019 season with a splash at Croft

The British Automobile Racing Club’s kicked off its 2019 motorsport season with a splash this past weekend as the Distrigo Parts Distribution C1 Racing Series starred at Croft Circuit.

After months of preparation and anticipation, exhilarating wheel-to-wheel action finally returned with two frenetic two-hour encounters taking place around what turned out to be a rain-hit North Yorkshire venue.

Serving as an ample opportunity to clock mileage before the C1 Racing Series’ 24-hour race around the Grand Prix layout of Silverstone in late April, a bumper grid of 33 cars duked it out for supremacy.

With rain battering the circuit throughout the day, qualifying threw up a pulsating affair as the Amigo Motorsport squad stormed to pole position. Made up of Rhys Lloyd and Matthew Dawson, the Amigo trio set a best time of 2:04.768 to pip Kraken Motorsport to top spot by just 0.015.

Despite starting on the front row Amigo Motorsport were unable to convert their pole position start into victory as McAttack Racing took the spoils. With Simon Walker-Hansell leading the charge in their C1 machine, McAttack hit the front within the first hour of the race and didn’t look back from there onwards.

Completing a total of 69 laps, the McAttack outfit crossed the line 1:43.915 ahead of their nearest challengers Team Merlin International, whilst also lapping up to fifth place at least once. Rounding out the top three was pole sitters Amigo Motorsport.

Riding high off the success from earlier in the day, McAttack Racing were unable to make it back-to-back victories as Amigo Motorsport struck back to earn an impressive win.

Guiding their C1 to a total of 81 laps ahead of Team Merlin International, the Amigo team proved to be in a league of their own as they put a lap on everyone but their nearest challengers.

With the 2019 season now underway, the Distrigo Parts Distribution C1 Racing Series heads to the home of British motorsport, Silverstone, on April 26/27/28.

To view the full classification of results from Croft, click here.

C1 Challenge stars with 24-hour spectacle at Rockingham

The Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge signed off from Rockingham Motor Speedway in fine style this past weekend (August 31 – September 2) as it headlined a blockbuster three days with an enthralling 24-hour race.

Following on from its history-making inaugural 24-hour event at the Corby venue in May, the one-make series returned to produce another spectacle that will live long in the memory.

Boasting a bumper entry list of more than 30 cars and 100 drivers, the battle for supremacy in the day-long C1 Challenge race proved to jam-packed with drama, with several teams making their way to the lead of the race, be in under sunshine or darkness.

Come the end of the race, Citron D’Equipe emerged as the winners to take the chequered flag and stand on the top step of the podium. Clocking a total of 571 laps around the 2.44 mile layout, the team of Mike Combar, Simon Fleet and Nick Dougill got their heads down and hit the front in the closing stages to pip Team Rockingham by 1:26.328.

Team Rockingham’s driver line-up of Peter Hardman, Michael Galjaardt, Will Thomas, James Guess and Stuart Wright ended the race in second place whilst the Team Green Racing quartet of Paul Rowland, Charles Corner, Carl Hawkins and Alec Graham capped off the podium.

A staggering 19,008 laps were completed over the course of the 24 hours too, with just the top two finishing on the lead lap.

Earlier in the weekend the Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge also staged a shorter three-hour endurance race, with no less than 37 cars taking the start. After 180 minutes, Dijon Racing clinched victory ahead of Old Hat Motorsport and Scuderia Pollo Rosso.

Elsewhere, the BARC South East Tin Tops Championship was in action at Rockingham with Daniel Fisher producing a dominant display to clinch a pair of race wins.

There was also edge-of-the-seat thrills from the BARC South East Modified Saloon Car Championship where Alex Sidwell bagged two wins of his own.

For the full classification of results from all sessions, click here.

C1 Challenge heads to Rockingham for second 24-hour race of the year

The Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge makes a triumphant return to Rockingham this weekend (August 31 – September 2) for one of the marquee events of the year as part of the British Automobile Racing Club’s latest visit to the Corby venue.

Making history in May by not only making its inaugural visit to Rockingham, but also by becoming the first series to stage a 24-hour race there, the one-make tin top category is back for another pulsating weekend of track action.

In what is set to be a fond farewell to Rockingham by the C1 contingent, due to the venue ceasing motorsport activity at the end of the 2018 season, a three-hour and 24-hour race is set to get pulses racing.

Providing drivers and teams with the opportunity to go endurance racing at a low cost, the C1 Challenge has proven to be a smash-hit since debuting in 2017, with more than 100 cars having been built in that time.

Events at Rockingham, Pembrey and Snetterton have underlined the popularity of the series already this year with bumper grids at each event. As was the case at the 2018 curtain-raiser at Rockingham, the level of interest to compete in the 24-hour race has prompted an additional three-hour encounter to be added to the race programme.

Such is the popularity of the series, this weekend’s three-hour race boasts 35-car grid whilst the longer 24-hour race currently has 38 cars set to take the start.

In the inaugural 24-hour race earlier in the year, Team C’est La Vie emerged as the winners – two laps ahead of their nearest challengers. Whether they can produce a repeat performance however remains to be seen as they go up against a bumper entry list which includes BTCC race winner Rob Austin and former touring car star Daniel Welch, amongst a host of others.

In addition to the Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge, two of the BARC South East Centre categories will also be in action. The BARC South East Modified Saloon Car Championship and BARC

Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge and Hyundai Coupe Cup stars at Croft

Croft Circuit played host to a mesmerising two days of British Automobile Racing Club action this past weekend (September 22/23) as the Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge and Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup both took on starring roles.

In what was the last visit by the Club to the North Yorkshire venue this year, fans were treated to a feast of door-to-door thrills in the autumnal sunshine.

Having made history on numerous occasions this season, the Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge enjoyed another first as it introduced sprint races for the first time. Staging five 20-minute encounters, spoils were shared across the weekend.

Team Viking kicked off proceedings with wins in races one and two before Amigo Motorsport came to the fore in race three, claiming the spoils on offer. TCS Motorsport prevailed in the fourth sprint race of the weekend before Team Viking once again underlined their class with a third race win of the day.

On top of the five short races that were staged, Croft also played host to an enthralling five-hour endurance race on Sunday. Boasting an entry list of more than 30 cars, more than 300 minutes of frenetic tin top action kept those in attendance on the edge-of-their-seats.

After completing 138 laps and finishing a whole lap ahead of their nearest rivals, McAttack Racing emerged as the race winners ahead of series regulars MSAR – Old Hat Motorsport and Absolute Alignment.

Elsewhere, Steve Kite continued his dominance in the Carbon8 Hyundai Coupe Cup with a further two victories. Having produced a string of dominant performances throughout the season, the Misty Racing driver added a further pair of triumphs ahead of Alex Cursley and Wayne Rockett.

Capping off the weekend’s action was a pair of races from the DDMC Northern Saloon & Sportscar Championship, both of which were won by Matthew Cobb.

For the full classification of results from all sessions and championships, click here.

Croft awaits C1 Challenge & Hyundai Coupe Cup

The British Automobile Racing Club pays its last visit of the 2018 season to Croft this weekend (September 22/23) with the Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge and Hyundai Coupe Cup set to headline.

In what has been another bumper year for the North Yorkshire venue, the BARC’s third and final meeting is likely to be a memorable one.

Going from strength-to-strength over the past two years, the Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge is set to write another chapter in its short history at Croft. Having gone from low numbers to more than 100 cars being built, the series has become on the most popular categories in UK club motorsport scene.

Staging two 24-hour races at Rockingham earlier in the year, the C1 Challenge will now dip into the arena of sprint races around the 2.1 mile circuit during the weekend – the latest element to be introduced to the ever-evolving category.

Saturday at Croft will see the series stage four 20-minute races, whittling the competition down along the way before a final is held later in the day. The customary longer endurance race will be then staged on Sunday with Croft providing the backdrop to what is expected to be an enthralling five-hour encounter.

The Hyundai Coupe Cup has enjoyed another vintage season with grid sizes continuing to grow. Steve Kite has been the man to beat however and despite championship points not being offered, the Misty Racing driver will end the season with the #1 after already notching the most amount of race wins.

Producing a run of stunning performances, Kite has been at the front at almost every turn in 2018 and will be keen to continue that rich vein of form over the weekend. Wayne Rockett and Alex Cursely, Kite’s chief protagonists during the season, will be focused on halting his run of victories.

Also on the billing during the weekend will be two races from the Northern Sports & Saloon Cars, a championship that is packed with a variety of different machines are a popular fixture at Croft.

To find out more information about this weekend’s event, click here.

BARC categories take on starring role at Pembrey

The Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge took on a starring role at Pembrey this past weekend (June 9/10) as the British Automobile Racing Club visited South Wales.

Under glorious sunshine, the much-loved tin top category was joined by the BARC Saloon Series, Classic VW Cup, Dream Automotive Honda VTEC Challenge and Welsh Racing Drivers Association – making it a weekend not to be missed.

Boasting a bumper entry list and more than eight hours of track action across both days, the C1 Challenge dazzled those in attendance with lap after lap entertainment.

In the longer five-hour endurance race on Saturday, the McAttack Racing pairing of Declan McDonnell and Joe Wiggin proved too much for their rivals as they triumphed ahead of Old Hat Motorsport by 24 seconds at the flag. The top three all took the chequered flag on the same lap, touring the picturesque Pembrey layout 197 times.

The shorter two-hour race may have had less entrants but no less entertainment as Old Hat Motorsport bounced back on Sunday to take victory. The duo of Callum Hutchings and Daniel Bruce clocked 80 laps to take the chequered flag 15 seconds ahead of their nearest challengers.

Ken Lark proved to be the dominant force in the Classic VW Cup as he took a lions share of the spoils during the weekend. At the wheel of his Volkswagen Corrado, Lark was in a league of his own in races one and two, taking the chequered flag in comfortable fashion.

Had it not been for a retirement in the third and final encounter, Lark may well have completed a sensational hat-trick around the challenging circuit. Instead, Nick Sanderson powered his SEAT Leon Supercopa to the chequered flag, pipping Alex Kite by a mere 0.660s.

It was a similar result in the amalgamated BARC Saloon Series and Dream Automotive Honda VTEC Challenge races too as one driver bagged a pair of race wins. Leading the way in qualifying, Chris Sparks produced a mesmerising display in races one and two at the wheel of his Honda Civic.

James Tracey halted Sparks’ chances of taking a clean sweep in the third encounter as he prevailed from a tense battle with Andrew Mizzi to win.

Rounding off the weekend’s action was two races from the Welsh Sports & Saloon Car Championship, both won by the Westfield SE of Damian Longotano.

For the full classification of results from all sessions and categories, click here.

The next major event at Pembrey will take place on June 23/24 when the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship rolls into town for two days of thrills ’n’ spills. Discounted tickets are available to purchase online from as little as £12.00, click here for more information.

C1 Challenge & Pickup Trucks produce mesmerising Rockingham showing

A series of firsts took place at Rockingham this past weekend (May 11/12/13) as the Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge and Pickup Truck Racing Championship produced non-stop action around the popular Corby venue.

In what proved to be three days of high-octane on-track thrills, the weekend was largely dominated by the C1 Challenge, which staged both three and 24hr endurance races.

The event not only marked the first time that the one-make tin top category had visited Rockingham, but also the inaugural 24hr race the venue had held since its opened its doors in 2001.

Boasting an entry list of more than 50 cars and 200 drivers, action began on Saturday at 17:00 in treacherous conditions as the series roared into life. Following a frenetic opening hour, where positions were being swapped on a regular basis throughout the field, teams and drivers settled into the race as the laps and clock began to tick by.

Following a full days racing, Team C’est La Vie emerged as the victors, finishing two laps ahead of their nearest challengers. James Macintyre-Ure, Robin Welsh, Paul Dickinson, Max Maxted and Chris Chadwick shared driving duties of the #349 machine and were regular front runners, leading a majority of the race.

Second place went the way of Richard Dalton, Louis Tyson and Peter Rundle, running under the Daltonator banner. Leading the race for a couple of hours overnight, the trio were unable to remain at the summit of the standings, dropping to second.

Rounding off the podium after 24 hours was HE Racing, made up of Symon, Hannah, Edward and Harry Cockhill.

Such was the popularity of the 24hr race, an additional three-hour encounter was also run during the weekend for those that were unable to secure a spot in the main event.

Boasting a starting grid of 32 cars, Poorboys Racing emerged as race winners with James Kenyon and Stewart Linn behind the wheel. The duo notched 91 laps overall, winning the race by a single lap ahead of Old Hat Motorsport and Hurricane Motorsport, who finished second and third respectively.

History was also made in the Pickup Truck Racing Championship on Saturday as they made the first of several visits to the Northamptonshire circuit this year. Traditionally competing on the challenging oval layout, the series debuted on the International Super Sports Car Circuit, the same layout used by the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

Lea Wood further cemented his status as the man to beat in the series in race one as he stormed to victory. His road to the chequered flag however wasn’t a smooth one as he fought back after dropping to fifth, ultimately threading his way into top spot on lap ten. From there, Wood powered his way to his fourth win of 2018 whilst reigning champion Scott Bourne and Mark Willis rounded off the podium.

In race two, Carl Boardley hit the front to take victory. Dicing with Wood throughout the race, Boardley went on to be in a class of his own as he stretched his legs out front, crossing the line over four seconds ahead of Wood, who further extended his championship lead. Bourne picked up another podium finish in third, albeit more than 20 second behind the race winner.

The Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge is next in action at Pembrey on June 9/10 whilst the Pickup Truck Racing Championship visits Thruxton on July 7/8.

Pembrey beckons for BARC categories

The British Automobile Racing Club heads to Pembrey this weekend (June 9/10) with the Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge, BARC Saloons, Classic VW Cup and Dream Automotive Honda VTEC Challenge all looking to take centre stage.

Descending on the popular Welsh venue for a blockbuster two days, some of the best racing the Club has to offer is set to wow those in attendance.

Topping the bill will be more than eight hours of track action from the ever-growing Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge. Marking the second stop on the calendar for the low cost endurance series, the C1 Challenge heads to Pembrey looking to build on the success of its 2018 curtain-raiser, a first-ever 24hr race at Rockingham.

With more than 50 cars and 200 drivers competing at the event, the season-opener was a significant step forward from the 15 car entry that took to the track for its maiden meeting the year previous.

For this weekend, another bumper entry list has been confirmed and Saturday will see a bulk of the action take place. Kicking things off with a 60-minute qualifying session, a five hour endurance race will then round out the days track action.

Sunday will also see a feast of C1 competition too with a 50-minute shootout for pole position followed up by a shorter two hour race.

The Classic VW Cup has been another category to benefit from going from strength-to-strength this year, with a 20-car entry list competing last time out at Brands Hatch.

Bringing together some of the most iconic models of the Volkswagen brand onto one track, all manner of machines compete in the series – all of them proving to be highly competitive too.

With two events in the books already, the likes of Ken Lark, Daniel Rose, Brad Kaylor and Scott Fletcher are the notable drivers to keep a watchful eye on.

The BARC Saloon Series and Dream Automotive Honda VTEC Challenge will also share a grid for the third time this year and will undoubtedly serve up plenty of high-octane thrills.

Open to drivers wanting to compete in the saloon car of their choice, BARC Saloons is the newest addition to the Club’s championship portfolio and it has been a smash-hit thus far. Boasting a diver range of cars that compete, Craig Rainer in his Ford Escort RS2000, Matt Ellis in his Citroen Saxo VTR and Paul Foreman in his Volkswagen Golf are just a handful of entrants to look out for.

Elsewhere in the VTEC Challenge, fans of the popular Japanese marque are in for a treat as some of the most iconic models from the brand go wheel-to-wheel. Double Brands Hatch race winner Ben Rushworth, as well as nearest challengers Robert Burkinshaw and Benjamin Griffiths have bene the benchmark drivers this year and could well shine once again, this time in South Wales.

In addition to the BARC action, a pair of races from the Welsh Racing Drivers Association is also set to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

Snetterton scorcher expected to come from BARC categories

The British Automobile Racing Club heads to Snetterton this weekend (August 4/5) with five championships ready to set pulses racing over two action-packed days.

With its blend of tight corners and flowing straights, the Norfolk circuit is the perfect backdrop for what is set to be a scorching weekend both on and off the track.

Topping the bill will be the Trade Team Citroen C1 Challenge, which will stage two endurance encounters. Making waves this year already with its inaugural 24-hour race in the UK and big grids at all events, the series has become one the leading lights within the BARC’s long list of categories.

Providing a low-cost method of going endurance racing, the one-make series is set for another memorable weekend with a four-hour and one hour race.

Boasting an entry list of more than 40 machines and north of 100 drivers, Snetterton is set to catch C1 fever as the series writes another milestone in its short history.

If Saturday belongs to the C1 Challenge taking centre stage then Sunday is all about the Classic Touring Car Championship. With its diverse mix of iconic tin top machines and multiple classes, classics will be the norm on day two with a total of eight races being run.

Those in attendance will see the Paul Inch – Classic Race Engines Pre ’66 Touring Cars, CTCRC Group 1 Touring Car Championship, Envirotec Hygiene Services Pre-93 Touring Cars, YourITman Pre-2003 Touring Cars, Toyo Tyres Pre-2005 Production Touring Car Championship, Burton Power Blue Oval Saloon Series and the MRF Motorsport Tyres Classic & Historic Thunder Saloon Championship all in action – and delivering edge-of-the-seat thrills.

Ben Palmer will look to continue his march towards a second successive Michelin Clio Cup Series title as he bids for wins 11 and 12. Palmer has won every single race so far this season and has shown no signs of slowing down either. Tyler Lidsey and Ben Colburn are just some of the contenders all vying to stop the #1 drivers charge.

There will be plenty of racing from the APL Health Caterham Graduates Championship as well. Another category that has flourished with big grids this season, the one-make series is better than ever and with a host of leading contenders coming to the fore.

Across the different classes, keep a close eye on Declan Dolan, Oliver Gibson, Jonathan Curry, Robert Winrow and Peter Tattersall – all of who m lead the way in their respective championships.

Rounding out the weekend’s racing will be action from the Kumho BMW Championship, home to some of the most infamous machines the German manufacturer have put into production.

For more information on this weekend’s event, including timetable and entry lists, click here.

C1 Challenge set to make history at Rockingham with blockbuster 24hr race

The British Automobile Racing Club is set to play its part in a small piece of history at Rockingham this weekend (May 11/12/13) as the Corby circuit gets set to stage its first-ever 24hr race.

Having hosted a wide variety of events since opening in 2001, Rockingham will welcome the Trade Team C1 Challenge for three days of unmissable, wheel-to-wheel action.

Launching in 2017 with just a handful of cars, the C1 Challenge has become a phenomenon in UK motorsport, with grids having grown at a rapid rate. Giving drivers the opportunity to go endurance racing at a low-cost, the series is set for its biggest weekend to date at Rockingham.

A capacity 53-car entry list has been confirmed by organisers with a diverse range of drivers filling the seats across each team. Whilst some o

Notable names taking to the track include FIA World Endurance Championship racer Andy Priaulx, who will share a car with his son Sebastian, Richard Solomans and Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Series Director Alan Gow.

Recent BTCC race winner Josh Cook, former BTCC stars Anthony Reid and Lea Wood and Jade Edwards are just a handful of the other notable names that are competing. In total, 203 drivers will take to the track over the course of what is set to be a memorable 24hrs of competition.

Given the high demand to race in the 24hr race, an additional three-hour encounter is now also set to run on Saturday, with a capacity 35-car entry list confirmed for that as well.

Aside from the C1 Challenge, the Pickup Truck Racing Championship makes its first of four visits to Rockingham. Having raced around the venue for the past 15 years, this weekend will see the championship descend on the same circuit that the BTCC uses instead of the oval.

Boasting a 23-car entry for Saturday’s two races, all eyes will be on Lea Wood and whether he can extend his points lead at the summit of the standings. Winning both races at Brands Hatch and notching another victory at Croft, Wood holds a commanding lead in the standings and will be keen to add to his silverware collection this weekend.

Hot on his heels however will be defending champion Scott Bourne and David O’Reagan, both of whom also triumphed at Croft last time. Throw into the mix the likes of Mark Willis, Dale Gent and Paul Tompkins, to name a few, and it is set to be an intriguing two races around the ISSC configuration.