For the first time, I will be competing for almost the entire 2018 season in the 750MC Toyota MR2 Championship, driving the same car Rogue Motorsport provided for me to drive in last year’s Birkett Relay at Silverstone.
As with last season, clashes between the BRSCC Porsche Championship and the Dunlop Britcar Endurance Championship – both of which I media manager for – meant I wouldn’t be limited to a maximum participation of four rounds in the 924, leaving me with a rather thin race season. But by complete chance, only two of the MR2 rounds clash, and I have opted to take part in the remaining six.
I’ve had a long association with Rogue Motorsport and their chief mechanic Matthew Wishart said: “We’re really pleased that Chris has joined us for the 2018 MR2 Championship season. We’ve worked with him in the past as he’s used our cars for driver training, as well as being part of our triumphant [Creventic] 24hr GT86 squad. This is the first time we’ve run him for a Championship campaign and we’ll provide him with all the support he needs to aim for the front of the grid.”
Patrick Mortell, managing director of Rogue Motorsport and MR2 Championship coordinator: “Chris has a lot of involvement in Motorsport, notably in media for both Britcar and the Porsche Driver’s Association so where he chooses to race is significant. We’re thrilled to count him amongst our competitors and wish him every success in the forthcoming season.”
Continuing their support for my racing are Northampton-based stage and theatrical sound and lighting equipment hire company AMPS UK Ltd. Their managing director Paul Alexander said: “AMPS are proud to be sponsoring Chris for his forthcoming season with the 88 Racing team. We look forward to seeing the on-track action and watching his progress through the rounds of both series.”
Another company has chosen to support my racing this season and I’ll be posting another story about them – and their interesting new product – shortly.