Last Test before the 24

March 30th, 2016

A lot of work had been done on the two Rogue Motorsport Toyota GT86 since their last outing at Mallory Park last month – including a total strip-down to change the roll cages which although perfectly fine under MSA regulations, did not pass FIA regs, which the Creventic 24 Hour series adheres to. There had[…]

GT86 First Test

February 22nd, 2016

Two of the other drivers who will join the team for the Hankook 24 Hours of Silverstone at the beginning of April shared with me the opportunity for a first test of the Rogue Motorsport Toyota GT86 at Mallory Park on Sunday. The early damp conditions soon gave way to a windy, sunny day and[…]

24 Hours of Silverstone for 2016

December 2nd, 2015

I’m chuffed to bits to be able to announce that I’ve joined a team to race in the Hankook 24 Hours of Silverstone in April next season. Its been my ambition to compete in this event, on my home circuit, since I started racing and I’ll be in one of two Toyota GT86s built by[…]

Cayenne e-hybrid Road Test

November 26th, 2015

At the invite of the Porsche dealership in Towcester, and as a stark contrast to the Boxster I am now very familiar with, a 2016 model year Cayenne S e-hybrid was my drive for a damp morning in late November. The face lift for next year is quite minor in comparison to the changes we’re[…]

The Ultimate Track Day Experience

November 15th, 2015

There’s no shortage of companies offering drives of supercar exotica in the UK – a few even offer a drive of a race car. But none can compete with a new offering from Milton Keynes-based Backdraft Motorsport. The company’s day-to-day business is looking after road cars from the likes of Porsche, Bentley, Audi and Ferrari,[…]

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[…]