Donington Park provides the setting for the second race weekend of the 2018 BTCC season. Donington is undoubtedly one of the fans’ favourite places to watch the BTCC. Toyota Avensis driver Tom Ingram took his second Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship race win of the season at Donington Park to strengthen his points lead during another strong weekend for the rising stars in the series. Power Maxed Vauxhall racer Josh Cook claimed his maiden BTCC win in the weekend’s opening race and was only narrowly beaten by Adam Morgan (Mercedes) in the final race of the day. Ingram now leads the championship by seven points from Morgan, with Cook eight points further back.
The 2018 racing season from the Historic Sports Car Club got off to a fantastic start at Donington Park over the weekend (April 7/8). From a busy 15-race programme, the Historic Formula Ford pack delivered some epic racing as good battles ran across all categories.The life and racing success of Jim Clark was remembered by the Historic Sports Car Club during a moving commemoration at Donington Park on Saturday April 7 when around 500 people gathered on the start line. The HSCC’s opening race meeting of the season was exactly 50 years from the day when Clark was killed in a Formula 2 accident at Hockenheim. The Club held a minute’s silence at 1pm on Saturday and drivers, team members, marshals, officials and spectators went to the grid to show their respect for one of Britain’s greatest racing drivers.
A large crowd gathered at the Sheffield Arena on Saturday 6th January for the 2018 Martin Lampkin Trial to see the top trials riders in the world attempt the tough sections created by Dougie and Harry Lampkin. And tough they certainly proved to be with the big gaps and slippery going on the man-made sections causing even multi World Champion Toni Bou some problems! Joining the more established stars of the world indoor scene for the first time was 2017 Trial2 World Champion Iwan Roberts, now mounted on the TRRS machine. The normally laid back Iwan was understandably nervous before the start but gave his all in the toughest trials arena in the world, helped along by a large vocal Welsh crowd willing him on all the way. If the qualification circuit didn’t look difficult enough all of the sections were reversed for the final, with some of the undercut huge steps onto slippery surfaces looking impossible. As we are aware impossible doesn’t seem to be a word in Toni Bou’s vocabulary, his brilliance on this type of going just has to be seen to be believed. As is often the way Adam Raga pushed Toni to his best but the Repsol Honda man eventually forged a lead that even allowed him the luxury of a relatively easy failure on the Mertux section. This soft five only encouraged Bou to have another “off the record” attempt in doing the whole section on the rear wheel only .. a feat he didn’t manage but the crowd certainly got into the spirit. Not only did every rider give their all but the superb organisation by all involved made the Martin Lampkin Trial one of the best events of the year once again. Roll on 2019 !!
The 2017 edition of the CIK-FIA World Championship and the CIK-FIA World Junior Championship which has just finished on the English circuit of PF International will be remembered as an extremely difficult Competition. In the presence of a total of 181 Drivers from more than 30 countries on five continents, one would have expected the Races to be a very open. tough world championships full of surprises. Many favourites missed their target, while a new hierarchy emerged. Two Britons finally imposed themselves with unquestionable brilliance. Danny Keirle was crowned World Champion, while young Dexter Patterson won the title of World Junior Champion with great emotion. The exemplary organisation of the Trent Valley Kart Club contributed greatly to the success of the World Competition with meticulous attention to every aspect; sporting, technical, media and public. The presence of many spectators on Sunday around the circuit and during the podium ceremonies testified to the popularity of karting in Great Britain. Present at PF International on Sunday, the double F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso attended the Finals.