After many months of planning Britcar is back and aiming to be bigger and better than before under a new title ‘Britcar Endurance’. Previous owner James Tucker has moved on to new ventures and the familiar face of Claire Hedley now at the helm. Claire will be working closely with her Co-director & professional racing driver husband – Rob Hedley. Both have considerable race experience and are therefore ideally qualified to run the new championships drawing on the knowledge gained both on- and off-track.
The existing relationship with title sponsors Dunlop is set to continue for the next three seasons, James Bailey, PR and Communications Director of Dunlop Motorsport EMEA said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Britcar Endurance. British motorsport is very important to us and we hope to be able to keep the spirit alive for this sport through our strong partnerships with championships like the Dunlop Endurance Championship & Dunlop Production Championship. We will support the championships with marketing initiatives and products from our successful portfolio and hope to see a thriving grid for the 2016 season.”
The new Championships will be the Dunlop Endurance Championship which will consist of 2-4 hour races for three classes of GT cars and 2 production classes over 8 race events on a one day meeting. Also new for 2016 we have launched the Dunlop Production Championship which will be 2 x 50 mins races again over 8 race events on a one day meeting. This will ideally suit drivers stepping up from club-level sprint racing.
Looking forward to the challenge of returning the Championships to capacity grids, Claire said “When the opportunity became available to take over Britcar it didn’t take me long to make my mind up. Doing research before I signed the contract with James Tucker, people’s views were “Claire – get some great dates and have a great set of Regulations and we will be back!!” They wanted endurance racing back again but also the Production fraternity wanted their own races so this is how we came up with the separated races. We are also over the moon that Dunlop are with us for the next 3 years.”
Both Championships will be visiting the UK’s Premier Race Circuits, with a non-Championship 4 hour race at Spa Francorchamps under negotiation, and we will be making sure the regulations will coincide with both team and driver expectations. Rob has drawn on vast race experience and has put together a new way of classification without costing teams more money and allowing a wide variety of cars to compete fairly. Further details of how it works can be found on the Classification page in this brochure.
The overall package has been improved, allowing teams, drivers and sponsors to benefit from television coverage at every round, professional VIP hospitality and The Britcar Drivers Club which gives members discounts on selected motorsport and non-motorsport products.
Britcar Endurance welcomes enquiries from UK and International teams wanting to experience quality racing on the cream of British circuits.