Mazda CX-5 Reviewed

January 26th, 2018

Having reviewed the brand new MX-5 at this time last year, it was time to test a car at the other end of Mazda’s range this January – the larger of their two “SUV” models, the CX-5. Given the only other SUV I’d driven to date was the Porsche Cayenne – that costs almost three[…]

Britcar Season Concludes

November 25th, 2017

Just a quick post to say that we – that is the Newbridge-run Porsche Cayman GT4 I raced at Donington – finished the 2017 season of the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship in 14th place overall and 7th in the very competitive Class 3.

Reliable Rogue at the Birkett

October 29th, 2017

To close my racing season, this was to be my first Birkett Relay since 2015, when I was part of a four car team in Rogue Motorsport Toyota MR2s. Then I was in a Mk3 Roadster – this time it was to be a Mk2. WARNING: This article contains Top Gear spoilers! We were all[…]

Great 924 Race at Donington

October 1st, 2017

I signed up to the special 924s-only race celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Porsche Racing Drivers’ Association (PDA) almost on the day Philip Waters suggested it and on Saturday was one of 18 drivers assembling at a slightly drizzly Donington. After leaving Rockingham very depressed and considering leaving racing with the PDA completely, and now[…]

Disappointing 924 Weekend at Rockingham

September 18th, 2017

Rockingham isn’t a track I particularly like racing at, but it was one of the few BRSCC Toyo Porsche Championship rounds I could actually compete in this season, due mostly to clashes and other committments. I again hired a 924 from Moluto Motorsport and turned up in plenty of time on the Saturday morning for[…]

Last-minute Boxster Race at Silverstone

August 21st, 2017

On Sunday I was invited at the last minute to co-drive a Porsche Boxster in the 750 Motor Club‘s Cartek 2 hour endurance race at Silverstone. I had planned to attend the races anyway, to watch PDC Racing mechanic Esther Quaintmere make her debut in their Stock Hatch championship, but I got a call from[…]