Silverstone serves up BARC thriller in ever-changing conditions

The British Automobile Racing Club battled the elements to produce two days of scintillating action at Silverstone this past weekend (August 21/22).

With the battle for supremacy reaching a critical point in the season, this latest visit to the Home of British Motor Racing proved to be crucial in deciding who would end the year as champion.

The Britcar Endurance Championship’s Trophy Class saw a dominant showing from Woodrow Motorsport as the duo of Simon Baker and Kevin Clarke charged to a commanding pair victories.

It proved to be a big weekend in the Junior Saloon Car Championship as the single-make series not only fielded a 30-car grid, but also staged three races for the first time this season.

Entering the event as the driver to beat, Charlie Hand took a big step towards being crowned champion as he powered his striking orange Citroen Saxo to a clean sweep of race wins – extending his advantage in the standings at the same time.

Spoils were shared in the Kumho BMW Championship as Michael Vitulli and James Card scored a win apiece. Vitulli powered his way to an emphatic win in the opener to take the chequered flag by nearly 15 seconds before Card faced a sterner test in race two, winning by a little over three seconds.

The Carbon8 Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires broke new ground by hosting a longer 45-minute race and it proved to be a smash-hit. Boasting a bumper entry list, just five second separated the top three come the end of the race with Mark Jones emerging victorious.

Steve McDermid was perfection personified in the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship. At the wheel of his MG ZR, McDermid didn’t put a wheel wrong as he held off William Sharpe to take the chequered flag on both occasions.

Alongside the BARC billing of championships, those in attendance also saw the Avon Tyres Intermarque Silhouettes, CMMC Super Saloons & Tin Tops and the British Superkart Racing Club Super Series.

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

Where to watch BARC LIVE at Silverstone this weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club returns to the Home of British Motor Racing this weekend (August 21/22) with no less than nine championships taking centre stage at Silverstone – and our cameras will be there to broadcast it all live on YouTube.

With the second half of the 2021 season now in full swing, every point up for grabs across each action-packed day is set to be crucial in deciding who will finish the year crowned champion.

Viewers will be able to see the likes of the Junior Saloon Car Championship, Kumho BMW Championship, Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship, Carbon8 Coupe Cup and the Trophy class of the Britcar Endurance Championship in action.

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 11:20 | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 09:20 | 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.

Silverstone revved up for BARC bonanza

Silverstone is preparing for a British Automobile Racing Club bonanza this weekend (August 21/22) as a number of championships continue their 2021 campaigns around the Home of British Motor Racing.

Taking centre stage on the National layout of the Northamptonshire venue, the battle for supremacy will undoubtedly have those in attendance on the edge of their seats as those competing head into the business end of the season.

One of the headline acts over the course of the weekend will be the Britcar Endurance Championship. Whilst the Endurance class won’t be in action, the Trophy contingent will and they have a pair of 50-minute contests on Saturday to work through.

In what has been another memorable year for the series, every point is set to be crucial in the chase for championship glory. Front-running contenders Simon Baker, Kevin Clarke, Richard Higgins, Steve Thompson and Aaron Thompson will all be worth keeping an eye on.

The Junior Saloon Car Championship reaches a pivotal point in its season with three races scheduled to play out. Kicking off the first of two consecutive triple-headers – the second of which comes at Pembrey in October – the next six races will be crucial in deciding who enters the final few events of the season in credible contention to be crowned champion.

Charlie Hand finds himself in the box seat as it stands however he will be keen to extend his 26-point lead as the likes of Harvey Caton, Ruben Hage and Alfie Jeakins will be giving it everything they have to make in-roads.

It’s been an ultra-competitive season for the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship with David Amphlett, Anthony Bate, Mark Baker and Steve McDermid starring as the respective class leaders.

All four of them will be eager to strengthen their position at the summit of the standings however they won’t have things all their own way, with several rapid drivers setting their sights on the top step of the podium.

Multi-class thrills ’n’ spills will be served up in the shape of the Kumho BMW Championship at Silverstone too, as the single-manufacturer series hits the track for he latest chapter of its season.

Elsewhere, Alex Cursley will be looking to continue his rich vein of form in the Carbon8 Coupe Cup with Toyo Tires – which once again boasts a bumper entry list of 33 drivers and 27 cars for Sunday’s qualifying session and 45-minute endurance race.

Rounding off the weekend’s busy program of track action will be races from the British Superkarts Championship, Avon Tyres Intermarques Championship, Biddenden Motor Racing Super Saloons and CMMCS Tin Tops.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event at Silverstone, including links to live timing and the event timetable, CLICK HERE.

Where to Watch BARC LIVE at Brands Hatch this weekend

After a quiet few weeks, the British Automobile Racing Club returns to action this weekend (July 31/August 1) at Brands Hatch – and our cameras will be there to broadcast it all live on Facebook and YouTube.

In what is set to be a blockbuster two days of track action around the famed Indy circuit, every point is set to be crucial as the 2021 campaign begins to head towards the business end of the season.

Viewers will be able to see both the Endurance and Trophy classes of the Britcar Endurance Championship, no less than 18 contests from the Classic Touring Car Racing Club and action from both the Junior Saloon Car Championship and Kumho BMW Championship. 

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 12:40 – Facebook | YouTube 

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 10:20 – 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.

BARC quartet revved up for blockbuster Brands Hatch weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club speeds back to Brands Hatch this weekend (July 31/August 1) for an action-packed two days of track action which will undoubtedly prove pivotal in deciding who will be crowned champion come the end of the season.

Taking centre stage around the Indy circuit of the Kent venue, four categories will continue their campaigns in front of a packed trackside audience and thousands watching online.

Headlining the weekend’s action will be races from both the Endurance and Trophy classes of the Britcar Endurance Championship. Enjoying its best-ever season to-date, Britcar has continued to go from strength-to-strength this year with healthy grid sizes for both Endurance and Trophy.

As momentum builds heading into the business end of the season, the battle for supremacy at the top of the standings in both is only set to ramp up across the individual classes.

Those worth casting a watchful eye over include Richard Morris, Will Powell, Dave Scaramanga, Simon Baker and Richard Higgins, along with many, many more.

The Classic Touring Car Racing Club is revved up to take centre stage at Brands Hatch this weekend as it continues what has already proven to be an ultra-competitive season.

Renowned for producing close-quarter wheel-to-wheel entertainment, no less than eight races will take place across both days too; and not one of them will be worth missing.

Showcasing the very best tin tops and enforcing the point that variety is the spice of life, Brands Hatch will see the Pre ’66 Classic Saloon & Historic Touring Cars, Shell Oils Pre ’83 Touring Cars, Laser Tools Pre ’93 Touring Cars and Simply Serviced Pre ’03 Touring Cars all in action.

There will be further thrills and spills from the Blue Oval Saloon Series, Edmundson Electrical Classic / Historic Thunder Saloons and Jaguar Enthusiasts Club Saloon & GT Championship during the weekend too.

History books will be rewritten in the Junior Saloon Car Championship as the one-make series fields its biggest-ever grid. Eclipsing the previous record of 27, the JSCC will boast a 28-car line-up for what are expected to be two pulsating contests.

Charlie Hand finds himself in the box seat and as the driver everyone is chasing after building a commanding lead in the standings. Chalking up a number of race wins alongside a consistent run of results, Hand heads to Brands with a 31-point lead that he will be keen to extend.

Leading the chase for the 2020 runner-up is Harvey Caton whilst the likes of Alife Jeakins, Ruben Hage and Aaron Walker are all within touching distance of the summit as well.

Rounding out the weekend’s track action in the Garden of England will be two races from the Kumho BMW Championship. Open to any production BMW sold in the UK, the series has garnered a reputation for close racing and that is expected to continue.

Notable names to look out for include Kevin Denwood, Brad Sheehan, Trevor Ford, Peter Miller and Darren Morgan-Owen.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event, including links to live timing and entry list, CLICK HERE.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the action from Brands Hatch by subscribing to the official BARC YouTube channel HERE.

BARC championships continue campaigns at Snetterton

Snetterton provided the latest stop on the calendar for a number of British Automobile Racing Club championships this past weekend (July 3/4) with the title battles in many of them ramping up.

In the Junior Saloon Car Championship, Charlie Hand strengthened his grip at the summit of the standings with a superlative performance. Having entered the weekend as the driver to beat, the teenage sensation didn’t put a wheel wrong as he powered his way to a brace of wins.

Paul Roddison’s march to the Max5 Racing Championship crown continued as he scored his fifth win from six races. Roddison had hoped to add to his winning streak however the return of Jon Halliwell put pay to that, with the latter claiming a well-deserved victory.

Spoils were shared in the Kumho BMW Championship as James Card and Brad Sheehan powered their way to a win apiece. Showcasing some of the most iconic models from the Bavaria brand, Card struck first with a commanding win in race one before Sheehan repeated the feat in race two.

The Silverlake C1 Racing Series was also in action, with 24-hour race winners Hybrid Tune – Full Circle Racing tallying another victory in a thrilling three-hour bout on Saturday.

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

BARC speeds into Snetterton for two days of action-packed thrills

The British Automobile Racing Club speeds into Snetterton this weekend (July 3/4) with four championships ready to continue their respective campaigns.

With summer upon us and spectators continuing to make their return trackside, the weekend has all the hallmarks of being an instant classic.

Back out of the border following their highland fling at Knockhill, the Junior Saloon Car Championship will make its second trip to the Norfolk venue with a grid of youngsters that are revved up for action.

Charlie Hand remains the driver to beat as it stands having paired raw speed with relentless consistency, however he will need to be at his best if he is to continue his spell at the summit. Hot on his heels are a number of front-running contenders and leading the chase is Harvey Caton and Aaron Walker.

Throw into the mix the likes of fie Jeakins, Ruben Hage, Matthew Cripps, Loui Hounsell, Harry Rice, Tommy Gilham, Ashley Gregory, Jacob Heap and Oliver Cottam, and you begin to see why the weekend’s two contests will be so fiercely fought over.

Elsewhere, the Silverlake C1 Racing Series is gearing up for an epic weekend at Snetterton which will consist of no less than seven hours of track time.

Having kicked off the season with their annual Silverstone 24-hour race in May, the much-loved one-make category descends on the 300 layout boasting a bumper, ultra-competitive field.

Qualifying will take place on Saturday morning before a three-hour contest that afternoon caps off the action for day one. They’ll then return on Sunday for a slightly longer four-hour bout.

The Max5 Racing Championship is set to make the first of its back-to-back trips to Snetterton this Sunday with the battle for supremacy delicately poised.

Renowned for producing high-octane, wheel-to-wheel entertainment, the one-make series has already starred at Cadwell Park and Silverstone, and it is expected that they will do the same around the near three-mile track.

Paul Roddison finds himself in the box seat as it stands, with four wins from four races putting him top of the standings. The series stalwart will need to be at his best however as the likes of Jeremy Shipley, Ben Taylor, Kimberley Nolan and Joe Jacob have all made their mark over the course of the opening two events and they can’t be discounted.

Fans of all things BMW will be well-catered for as the Kumho BMW Championship continues its 2021 season with two races. Showcasing a variety of different models from the Bavarian marque, the championship runs to a multi-class format, leading to plenty of enthralling wheel-to-wheel moments.

Notable names to look out for over the course of the weekend from the Kumho BMW contingent includes Brad Sheehan, Darren Morgan-Owen, Ian Crisp, Kevin Denwood, Trevor and James Card, amongst many more.

Rounding out the weekend’s action will be the Radical Challenge Championship, which makes its second appearance at BARC race meeting this year.

To find out more information on this weekend’s event at Snetterton, including links to live timing and the timetable, CLICK HERE.

BARC championships deliver action-packed weekend to remember at Brands Hatch

The British Automobile Racing Club soaked up the sun to produce two days of unmissable, edge-of-the-seat entertainment this past weekend ( June 5/6) at Brands Hatch.

Making the first of several visits to the Kent venue over the course of the 2021 season, a total of eight championships took to the Indy circuit and turned on the style for the enthusiastic crowd that was in attendance.

One of the headline acts during the weekend was the British Truck Racing Championship. Lifting the curtain on a brand new season, the heavyweight behemoths wasted no time in making their presence known as they served up five bruising encounters.

Division 1 saw reigning five-time champion Ryan Smith begin the pursuit of a sixth crown on the right foot as he powered his way to a hat-trick of wins. Martin Gibson and Mark Taylor would go on to end Smith’s winning streak on Sunday as they tallied a win apiece.

In Division 2, defending champion Steven Powell enjoyed an equally impressive start to the season as he, like Smith, scored a trio of victories. Such is the competitiveness throughout the field, Powell was unable to claim a clean sweep as former champion Adam Bint and Craig Reid also stood on the top step of the podium.

It proved to be an emotional weekend for the Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres as they paid tribute to Gerard McCosh, a stalwart of the series who passed away earlier this year. A poignant two-lap parade on Sunday saw the entire 34-car grid follow Gerard’s infamous car for the final time before it is retired.

Aside from the tribute, the Legends as ever delivered six pulsating encounters that will live long in the memory. John Mickel, Will Gibson and Steve Whitelegg reigned supreme on the Saturday before Mickel and Gibson added to their tallies on Sunday. Paul Simmons would emerge as the other race winner.

The Pickup Truck Racing Championship made its first appearance at Brands Hatch since 2019 and didn’t disappoint with two frenetic races taking centre stage. Current title holder George Turiccki opened his account for the season with a win in race one before Michael Smith did the same in race two.

Hot off the heels of starring at Donington Park on Bank Holiday Monday, the Kumho BMW Championship was back in action with another two races. Brad Sheehan proved to be the driver to beat in his E46 M3, winning both bouts narrowly ahead of James Card.

Pete Sparrow continued his fine start to the 2CVParts.com Championship as he bagged another brace of wins. Having won at their Cadwell Park season opener, the former multiple champion arrived at Brands Hatch keen to extend his advantage in the points – and he did just that.

Storming to pole position for both races, Sparrow didn’t put a wheel wrong in either contest to stretch his legs out front and take the chequered flag comfortably.

The Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship boasted a bumper entry list however Steve McDermid wasn’t to be denied from claiming his fourth straight win of the year in race one. William Sharpe finally halted his momentum however in race two, as he claimed a win of his own to cap off a memorable second event for the magnificent MGs.

Steve Burrows and Ray Harris were victorious in the CMMCS Avon Tyres Intermarque Silhouettes whilst the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy rounded out the weekend’s action, with wins going the way of Matt Hammond and Joe Wiggin.

To view the full classification of results from Brands Hatch this past weekend, CLICK HERE.

You can watch all the action back too by heading to our YouTube channel HERE.

Where to watch BARC LIVE from Brands Hatch this weekend

The British Automobile Racing Club heads to Brands Hatch this weekend (June 5/6) for a blockbuster two days of track action, headlined by the heavyweight behemoths of the British Truck Racing Championship.

In what is set to be a weekend to remember around the Indy layout of the Kent venue, spectators will be in attendance and our cameras will be there to broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube.

Those that have opted in for TV coverage and will feature on the broadcast over the course of the weekend include the British Truck Racing Championship, Pickup Truck Racing Championship, Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship, 2CV Championship, Kumho BMW Championship and Avon Tyres Intermarque Silhouettes.

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 11:25 – Facebook | YouTube

Sunday Race Show – Starting from 11:00 – 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.

Make sure you don’t miss any future BARC LIVE events by subscribing to our YouTube channel HERE.

Blockbuster weekend awaits the BARC at Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch beckons for the British Automobile Racing Club this weekend (June 5/6) for what should be an unmissable race meeting around the Indy circuit, headlined by no less than five races from the British Truck Racing Championship.

In what is one of the must-see events on the UK motorsport calendar, the titans of truck racing will lift the curtain on a brand-new season whilst a number of other championships will also take centre stage to continue their 2021 campaign.

Having not raced at the Kent venue since 2019, this weekend’s BTRC opener is a homecoming of sorts and the expectation that neither Division 1 or Division 2 is going to disappoint those in attendance and watching live online.

Boasting an ultra-competitive entry list throughout, many eyes will be on Ryan Smith in Division 1 as he bids to clinch a sixth consecutive title. Cementing his status as the driver to beat in the premier class over the past five years, Smith has his sights set on making more history however he faces stiff competition.

Former champions David Jenkins and Stuart Oliver are stalwarts of the championship and know what it takes to win. Having run Smith close in recent years, both will be confident that they can string together a season-long challenge to dethrone the current king.

In Division 2, Steven Powell will don the mantel of defending champion. Having narrowly missed out on the crown on a number of occasions, Powell made no mistake in 2020 as he stormed to the title in style.

Now aiming to clinch back-to-back crowns, Powell will be eager to pick up where he left off last year however he too faces competition from a raft of challengers. Former champion Adam Bint, Brad Smith, John Powell, John Bowler and Paul Rivett have all triumphed in the past and will be worth keeping an eye on.

The Legends Cars National Championship with MRF Tyres has proven to be a fan favourite down the years and they will look to steal the show as always. Former champion Miles Rudman holds the early advantage as the pocket rockets descend on the Indy circuit however he will need to be in top form to remain there.

As always, the battle for supremacy is as fraught as ever and with the likes of John Mickel, Daniel Clark, Jack Parker, Steve Whitelegg and Nick Bridgeman, to name but a few, all racing, all bets are off.

Towards the end of the lunchbreak on Sunday there is to be a special two-lap parade in memory of late Legends racer Gerard McCosh. The popular competitor, who tragically lost his life in February after a battle with cancer, will be celebrated by all of his friends within the paddock.

After a year on the sidelines, the Pickup Truck Racing Championship made a popular return at Mallory Park last month and is now revved up to produce more edge-of-the-seat entertainment.

Two pulsating encounters around the Mallory Oval saw Reece Jones triumph to grab the early initiative and he will be hoping for more of the same at Brands. With two races scheduled to play out though, the likes of George Turiccki, Dale Gent, Michael Smith, Daniel Petters, Dean Tompkins and Mark Willis will all undoubtedly be in contention towards the front.

Vintage thrills will be offered up by the Lancaster Insurance MG Owners Club Championship as they write the latest chapter in their season. Steve McDermid scored a sensational hat-trick at the MGOC curtain-raiser and he will be keen to continue his fine form.

Meanwhile, Simon Kendrick, Stephen Amphlett, Stuart Plotnek and Chris Millard have underlined their credentials towards the sharp end of the grid in the past and any one of them could stake their claim around the Indy circuit.

Also taking fans on a spirited trip down memory lane will be the 2CVParts.com Championship. Steeped in more than 30 years of history, the championship has established itself as one of the most exciting single-make categories that runs today.

Multiple champion Pete Sparrow has his sights set on regaining the crown he lost to Alec Graham last year and he made the perfect start by tallying a brace of wins around the undulating twists and turns of the Lincolnshire-based venue. Whether or not he can continue his fine form remains to be seen.

Fresh off the back of their Bank Holiday Monday showing at Donington Park, the Kumho BMW Championship has a quick turnaround to return to the action. Home to all models that run the iconic Bavarian brand logo, the series enjoyed a superlative start a few days ago and

Rounding out the weekend’s track action at Brands Hatch will be contests from the MINI CHALLENGE Trophy and Avon Tyres Intermarque Silhouettes.

To find out more information on this weekend’s two-day event at Brands Hatch, such as the Entry List and Timetable, CLICK HERE.

Donington Park delivers scorching BARC bank holiday spectacular

Donington Park played host to a blockbuster day of tin top thrills this past Bank Holiday Monday (May 31) as the Classic Touring Car Racing Club, Kumho BMW Championship and Mighty Minis Championship headlined the British Automobile Racing Club’s one-day meeting.

Bathed in bright sunshine and competing in front of spectators for the first time this year, the Leicestershire venue provided the perfect backdrop for an unmissable day of track action.

Taking centre stage as they rolled back the years under the flight path of East Midlands airport was the Classic Touring Car Racing Club, who produced no less than eight captivating contests.

Joe Ferguson and Tom Bell shared the spoils in the Pre ’66 Touring Cars category whilst the amalgamated Pre ‘8 Touring Cars and Jaguar Enthusiasts Club races saw James Ramm reign supreme, winning twice in his Jaguar XJS.

AJ Owen and Gary Prebble proved to be the class of the field in the Pre ’93 and Pre ’03 Touring Car bouts, going head-to-head in both. Prebble would get the better of Owen in the opening race before the latter struck back in race two, tallying his latest win of the season.

The Classic/Historic Thunder Saloons and Blue Oval Saloon Series brought the curtain down on the CTCRC action and like the others, they too enjoyed a pair of full-throttle races. Andrew Wilson piloted his Holden Monaro to victory in the opener before Matty Evans struck back in race two.

Renowned for producing close racing, the Mighty Minis Championship had fans on the edge of their seats as they delivered two enthralling contests. Dancing their way around the flowing 1.97-mile National circuit, the Mini contingent showcased what they are all about in front of an appreciative crowd.

Stuart Coombs struck first as he converted his second row start into what can be deemed as a commanding victory in the series, crossing the line more than three seconds ahead of his nearest challenger.

Race two would see an almighty scrap for the win take place with the top four covered by less than a second at the flag. Underlining his credentials as defending Super Mighty Mini champion, Ian Slark held off the battling Coombs, Steven Rideout and Alex Comis to prevail.

Capping off the days action were two races from the Kumho BMW Championship, who were making their first appearance of 2021. Home to all manner of machinery that carries the iconic BMW badge, the single-manufacturer series lifted the curtain on a brand new season in sensational style.

Brad Sheeham proved to be the driver to beat in the opening encounter as he powered his M3 E46 from second on the grid to victory, narrowly pipping the charging Jason West.

Having been forced to retire from race one, Michael Pensavalle served up an overtaking masterclass in race two to win. Starting from 17th, the M3 E46 racer wasted no time in making progress and by lap ten found himself at the front of the field, where he would remain until the chequered flag was waved.

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

If you missed any of the action over the course of the day then you can watch it back on our YouTube channel HERE.

Where to watch BARC LIVE from Donington Park this Bank Holiday Monday

The British Automobile Racing Club is set to serve up a blockbuster Bank Holiday Monday of thrills ‘n’ spill from Donington Park on May 31 and whilst fans can now watch trackside, they will also be able to watch the action unfold live on our dedicated Facebook and YouTube pages.

Taking centre stage over the course of the day from the Leicestershire venue will be races from both the Classic Touring Car Racing Club and Kumho BMW Championship.

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

Qualifying Show – Starting from 09:00 – Facebook | YouTube

Race Show – Starting from 13:30 – Facebook | YouTube

As always, Dave Goddard will be on commentary to provide the soundtrack to this latest chapter of what is already proving to be a sensational 2021 season.

To find out more information on this Monday’s race meeting, including links to the official entry list and timetable, CLICK HERE.

Make sure you don’t miss any future BARC LIVE events by subscribing to our YouTube channel HERE.