McLaren M8F charges to two wins on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit
Richard Piper was a double Orwell Supersports race winner on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in June’s HSCC Summer Festival.
Fastest in qualifying, Piper (McLaren M8F) soon overcame Frank Bradley’s fast starting March 707/717 to win race one.
Bradley felt unwell in the searing heat and, although he started Race...
GpC/GTP I Dijon I Sept 25-26
Tyre choice was the critical factor in the first race as the Group C/GTP season concluded at Dijon. A brave decision to take slicks despite light rain proved the right choice for Casper Elgaard (Kremer CK6 Porsche 962), but he had to wait until lap 19 before taking the lead on a drying track (below).
Nigel James chose wets on his Spice SE86 and ran away at the start....
Group C/GTP Racing
In 30 years of racing, David Mercer has never had a season like 2005. During an epic Group C/GTP campaign in his Spice SE90C, he finished every one of the 12 races on the podium and won five times.
With his Weylock Racing Spice working perfectly, Mercer was always a contender and topped his year with double wins at Brands Hatch and Donington Park. Even a raging temperature —...
Beautiful cars and good racing shone through at Brands as dreadful weather failed to spoil an exciting new fixture on the historic racing calendar. Paul Lawrence reports
The British Bank Holiday weather did its best to wreck the Masters weekend on the Brands Hatch GP circuit, but some great cars and an encouraging crowd proved that the concept is most definitely right.
On track, Richard Meins...
Dessie Nutt and Geraldine McBride maintained their 100 per cent record by winning round five of the Armajaro MSA British Historic Rally Championship, the Mid-Wales Stages. Fending off a stem challenge from the similar Porsche 911 of Francis Tuthill, Nutt clinched the historic category. David Stokes/Den Golding (Escort Mkl) stormed the post-historic category (below), leading from the start...
John Burton started the Orwell Supersports Cup in great style at Dijon in his Chevron B26. The British ace fended off challenges from Peter Hoffman (McLaren M8F) and Silvio Kalb (March 76S) to win both races.
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Dessie Nutt and Ray Bellm continued to dominate the Armajaro MSA British Historic Rally Championship by taking a third victory each over the Tarmac roads of Epynt on the Welsh...
Group C: Donington Park
John Nielsen made a triumphant return to Group C when he took the Kremer Racing Porsche 962 to victory in the second of a pair of contests supporting the DTM races.
In the first of these, Gary Pearson (Jaguar XJR-11) and David Mercer (Spice SE90C) enjoyed a fine contest, which just went to Pearson.
Having sorted out his gearbox gremlins, Nielsen won the second race. An oil...
HSCC Superprix: Brands Hatch
Gary Pearson's big cat laps up the double cream
The 15th running of the annual HSCC Superprix at Brands Hatch in July will be remembered for the stunning Group C/GTP and Orwell Supersports races in which Gary Pearson (Jaguar XJR11) and John Burton (Chevron B26) both scored notable double victories.
Among a fabulous Group C/GTP entry, Pearson in the JD Classics car had...
The month in historic motorsport
Palmer to restore RAM
Circuit boss promises to revive his early 'confidence shattering' grand prix racer
Jonathan Palmer has bought the RAM grand prix car he raced in 1984 and plans to restore it alongside several other of his former racing cars.
Palmer, the boss of Brands Hatch owner MotorSport Vision, already has his Ralt RT3 F3 machine, two Tyrrells and the...
Group C Round-up
Ralf Kelleners won both races as the Group C season concluded at Monza in October. His Porsche 962 outpaced the field, with runner-up finishes going to David Mercer (Spice SE90C) and Paul Whight (Aston Martin AMR1).
• World Sports Car GPC Invitation Trophy: The four-race Group C initiative within the BTCC package ended dismally at Donington Park, with just six cars finishing a...