The British Automobile Racing Club is delighted to announce that the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club Saloon & GT Championship will join its ranks and race alongside the Classic Touring Car Racing Club from the start of the 2021 season.
Having been a crowd favourite on the UK racing scene since the late 1990’s, the JEC was established over 21 years ago and has since become renowned for producing classic club racing with its bumper grids of XK Series machines and Saloon & GT Championship.
After reaching an agreement with the BARC and CTCRC, the one-make championship will now look to continue moving forward and flourishing, as well as adding to its storied history.
Chris Robinson, JEC Racing Competition Secretary, said: “After eighteen successful years with CSCC we felt to grow our numbers it was important for us to have our own grid for our Saloon’s & GT’s”.
“The CTCRC have been running highly successful classic touring car racing with BARC for many years and we felt with Jaguar’s great history in touring car racing and with what CTCRC and BARC have achieved that this was the perfect platform for us to race with.”
Colin Porter, JEC Racing Coordinator, continued: “We are excited to be racing with CTCRC and BARC in 2021 and look forward to the commercial opportunities that the excellent media coverage that Classic Touring Car Racing Club enjoys could bring us.”
Ben Taylor, BARC Group Chief Executive, added: “While this has been a truly challenging year for everyone, I am very proud of the way the BARC has responded to it. The team has worked extremely hard to deliver a meaningful calendar of events for all our championships and we have had great feedback from everyone.
“To be able to add a new championship to the fold for 2021 is great news. We look forward to welcoming the Jaguars to the BARC and they will fit perfectly into the CTCRC package which continues to flourish thanks to the unstinting efforts of Stuart Caie and the committee.”