The recent Autosport International started what looks to be a busy but exciting season ahead for Managing Director Claire Hedley and her team at Britcar Endurance.
Amongst the announcements made at the show was the return of reigning champion Sarah Moore, who will be returning to the championship along with new signing Moh Ritson in in one of Tockwith Motorsport’s Ginetta G50s. They are not strangers to each other, Sarah being 17-year-old Moh’s driver coach over the past season while he competed in the BARC’s Junior Saloons category, and therefore an ideal partnership for the new season.
Moh said “I am extremely pleased to be partnered with Sarah this year – it was a pleasure to have her as a coach last year in the Juniors and to be racing alongside her, with Tockwith Motorsports, in 2019 will be amazing.”
Sarah added “I’m looking forward to returning to Britcar and developing another Junior driver. It may be tough to try and defend the title, but I think Moh will do a fantastic job of stepping up to senior racing”.
Financial and product support for the pairing has already been negotiated with Chicane, Fusion By Design, Fusion Learning, Co-ord Sport and Woodhouse Grove – and more are expected to be announced shortly.
Another to sign up for the season is the team of Lucky Khera and Lee Frost who plan to do the full season together aboard the stunning Radical RXC Coupe, stepping up from a pair of Ginetta G55s that were run in other championships they had previously run separately.
Sean Cooper and the Track Focused team are also back again, looking for outright victory in a McLaren they will be running. Team manager and co-driver Sean Cooper said “after personally winning the championship in 2017 and running a new client at Silverstone in 2018, we are really excited about signing up for a full season. The championship is where we want to be – very competitive and very well run.”
And Tim Docker and the ASI team are returning, using the Class 4 VW Golf GTI TCR Spec car used for the 2nd half of the 2018 championship. Having scored a record number of points in the 2018 season, Tim is looking excitedly at the year ahead.
“Britcar is my primary motorsport focus for 2019. My current dilemma is whether I run on my own with the goal of scoring more points than any other lone driver or with Paul O’Neill as my co-driver, with the goal of a Championship Class Win and overall podiums, which I think would be achievable. Watch this space!”
Claire Hedley summed up her optimism by saying “What a great 2019 Show we have had, with 21 entries already signed up …. and some very exciting sign ups throughout the classes. As mentioned before ‘Thank You’ everyone for your support, as this is feeling like it could be Britcar’s best year yet!
Roll on Round 1 on the Silverstone International circuit on March 30th ….”
30th March – Silverstone International
27th April – Silverstone Grand Prix
11th May – Brands Hatch Indy
1st June – Donington Grand Prix
22nd June – Oulton Park International
10th August – Snetterton
26th October – Oulton Park Island
9th & 10th November – Brands Hatch Indy (Night Race)