Damp Donington concludes 2015 Season

November 9th, 2015

My final race of 2015 was originally to be a 3-hour into-the-night race – the traditional end-of-season event for Britcar, held in previous seasons at Brands Hatch. But plans change and we were switched back to two 90-minute races, the same format as our previous round at Silverstone, to be held on the Donington Indy[…]

Pots Galore from Britcar Silverstone

September 21st, 2015

After the success Fareed and I shared in the second of two Endurance races at Snetterton a few weeks ago, I was hoping we might see more of the same at our next round – hosted on the Silverstone International (south) circuit. But given the expect grid numbers were just into the 20s I thought[…]

A Very Last Minute Return to Racing

September 1st, 2015

A last-minute invitation from my team has led to a return to racing, to co-drive a Porsche Boxster in the Britcar Endurance Championship. My plan for the 2015 season had always been to enter shared-drive endurance racing, but the threat of redundancy from work dissuaded me from purchase of a BMW E46 M3 that would[…]

Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Drive

July 29th, 2015

Twice-winner of the MINI Challenge Championship Chris Knox allerted me to a fantastic opportunity to drive a Lamborghini Gallardo LP570 Super Trofeo race car through an organisation called Supercar Drive Days at the Midlands circuit Mallory Park. I’d never even been to the circuit before, let alone driven it, so I watched some YouTube footage[…]

An Epic way to drive a car

July 14th, 2015

Trying to improve road safety – and at the same time reducing your motor insurance premium – isn’t new but MoneySupermarket have now take this to the limit – with the world’s first mind-controlled electric car! Their boffins have combined the very latest in commercial electroencephalogram (EEG) neuro headsets with the type of remote car[…]

924 Opportunity at Rockingham

November 9th, 2014

Runner-up in the BRSCC Porsche Championship 924 class Karl Rossin very kindly invited me to a track day at Rockingham Raceway and allowed me my first ever drive of a 924. The venerable 2-litre front-engine rear-drive cars are 30 years old now but represent the origins of the series I joined as a Boxster driver[…]