The Home of British Endurance Racing
Following a successful revamp six years ago, the Britcar organisation now enters the next stage of growth, elevating the Britcar Endurance Championship up to National status, to the Motorsport UK-sanctioned British Endurance Championship. This is the culmination of much behind-the-scenes toil, and the worthiness to carry the title, evidenced by growth to grids of 20-30 cars over the last few pandemic-troubled years, and backed by a rich history of successfully promoting and running Endurance racing in the UK for nearly 20 years, pioneering innovations such as regular night racing, and the return of 24-hour racing.
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 one two-hour race, with a mandatory pit stop, and open to one or two-driver teams. 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.
The kudos and profile of a National Championship has the potential to attract manufacturer entries, and continues to enjoy the support of high-profile partners such as Goodyear, Sunoco, Autotel, and a number of highly-valued sponsors whose logos adorn the competitors’ vehicles.
The Motorsport UK British Endurance Championship will be the go-to Championship for endurance racing in 2022.
Newbarn Racing are pleased to confirm that they will be entering all of the British Endurance Championship races in 2022. Newbarn have retained the services of both their drivers, brothers Adam and Callum Thompson, who have been with the team since Newbarn started...
MD & Championship Coordinator
Ex-Historic racer and former Thruxton instructor Claire boasts 20 years’ experience of race and event management, including numerous 24-hour races, and was the force behind the old Britcar for some 10 years before leaving to raise a family. Claire is now heading the revamped Britcar organisation, generating revitalised enthusiasm for customers and staff, and taking it forward with new style. If you have any questions regarding any part of the Championship Claire will be your contact. She deals with all the testing for all the Britcar Customers and is always at every event making sure every area of the weekend is run to high standard.
She has motorsport in her blood after being brought up by a father passionate about cars, and she raced as a family for many years with the HSCC and then helped run the Thoroughbred Grand Prix Championship (Ex F1 Cars from the 70’s) travelling Europe extensively. Working for Britcar and now owning the Championship – Claire definitely has the right experience to continue to make it the success it is today.
David returns to the Britcar fold for the 2019 season as our technical manager. His instructional books on competition driving and preparation are renowned in the sector, and more recently he has played a senior role in driving and engineering instruction for the Aston Martin factory, as well as continuing as a freelance driver coach.
Championship Media team
Chris is responsible for incoming requests for anything regarding our drivers, teams and the Championships themselves, outgoing press releases, organising media accreditation. Salsa-dancing, tart-eating IT wizard Chris also enjoys a spot of photography and has raced since 2012, mostly in Porsches; as well as two seasons in Britcar he finished 4th in class in the 2016 Hankook 24 hours of Silverstone.
Championship Media team
Woody has been Britcar’s wordsmith from the very start in 2002, and has rejoined this year after a short absence. With published work in all major UK motorsport magazines and websites, Steve digs for the news and files reports on all the Britcar championships, lending his experience of over 50 years of motorsport history. When not slaving over his keyboard, this Production Engineer and former magistrate is partial to a bit of Motown and Reggae.
Quiet, unassuming, but supremely talented, Paul has been snapping at Britcar events from the very first season in 2002, and has provided some iconic images over the years, not just on-track action, but candid paddock and pit-garage shots too, with a unique artistic flair.