Britcar, promoters of the British Endurance Championship and the Britcar Trophy, two of the UK’s leading racing series, has confirmed that it has extended its partnership with Goodyear Tyres in a multi-year agreement. The Britcar family of championships covers a wide range of cars, ranging from GT3 exotica to production based saloons and one-make series, such as Renault Clio Cup and Ginetta categories. Michael Butler, Sales Account Manager, Goodyear Racing, stated: “Our partnership with Britcar gives its drivers an equivalent level of service as BTCC, Le Mans 24h and the FIA World Endurance Championship. We are delighted to extend a partnership with one of the most important championships on the national racing scene“. Claire Hedley, Managing Director of Britcar added: “From the Goodyear family of brands, British Endurance Championship drivers have a choice of Goodyear slicks and wets to suit the vast array of eligible cars. We also mandate the...read more
The Trophy Category will again run under a class structure, but with shorter races and no refuelling, open to any car whose performance does not match a GT4 or touring car. Races will each include a mandatory pitstop, allowing cars to be shared with two drivers if preferred. Trophy will share some weekends with Endurance but will also become the headline event on others. The mandated tyre is the Direzza trackday tyre, negating the extra cost of separate sets for wet and dry conditions.
The format of our weekends will stay the same: for both Endurance and Trophy categories, nearly all will be single-day events, representing an immediate saving on costs. For Endurance we will continue to offer both TV coverage and VIP Hospitality for drivers and teams at each round.
The format for the British Endurance Championship will retain most of the features that made the fore-running Britcar Endurance Championship so popular, though now on a true Endurance basis, featuring warm-up, 30-minutes qualifying, and a singe two- or three-hour race, with a mandatory pit stop, and open to one or two-driver teams. The 2023 season will also feature a non-championship six-hour race. The one-day event format has proved extremely popular over the years, and this will remain, as will the convivial paddock atmosphere, renowned in the sector, complemented by friendly, experienced raceday staff. Now featuring an enhanced level of hospitality for drivers and guests, the Championship will visit all of the UK’s premier circuits, with TV coverage for each race.
The Championship will be multi-class, featuring six classes based on Britcar’s unique Balance of Performance Indicator (BEPI), which has proved successful in the past in levelling performance to create a competitive environment for an eclectic variety of GT and Touring cars, with GT3 machines at the top end, to just about any suitable cars that comply with the lower-end BEPI category.
Fury Simsport will be bringing a worldwide feel to the ButtKicker Britcar 24 Hour race. Drivers of the #142 AMG Mercedes GT3, are represented from Europe and North America. Fury have been impressing in this season's IVRA Endurance Championship and will be looking to...
TSR stands for Team Sellars Racing and whilst they share the name and race number of TSR in the real life Britcar Trophy Championship they are an independant organisation of like minded real world racers chasing the outright win in an Audi R8 GT3. In the real world...
Team BoosTED are taking part in the ButtKicker Britcar 24hours of Silverstone this weekend in their GT4 class Aston Martin Vantage. BoosTED Motorsports has been going for well over half a decade, and in 2021 the team partnered with Team Virage, a real-life motorsports...