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Want to race a car but not sure which series is right for you?
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The Sports Racing and GT Challenge
For Pre 1976 Original or Replica Sports and GT cars

Since 1988 when The Sports Racing and GT Challenge was created, many other racing series have come and gone, whilst we have become an established part of the British club racing scene. We appeal to those drivers looking to enjoy their racing in the company of like minded people without the worry of rising costs due to unsporting contact and ever changing regulations. We welcome a wide variety of models and manufacturers catering for original and replica (pre-1976) two-seater sports and GT cars. Such diversity not only ensures attractive grids and great entertainment for spectators and competitors alike, but also value for money racing at circuits across the UK.

Simple Regulations

There is nothing worse than complicated technical regulations which become difficult to control and can be demotivating for competitors, therefore one of our main aims is to keep the Challenge technical regulations as simple as possible. For example, engine tuning is virtually free with the exception of forced induction (turbocharging, supercharging), as more power is acquired then the only change is to the class in which you are racing. Body work is maintained as near as possible to the manufacturer's original specification, to maintain the feel and look of the Challenge. The main restriction is on tyres and although there is no control tyre, they must be in either List 1A or 1B in the MSA Blue Book or Historic "L" or "M" section i.e. no slicks or special wet tyres.

The Challenge is based on a power to weight formula which means that whilst cars with large differences in performance can be part of the same grid, each races against cars of similar performance. This is what provides the entertainment as mighty 600+bhp Cobras, GT40's and Lister Chevrolets compete on the same track as Porsche, Jaguar C,D and E types with smaller lightweight Lotus 11's, 23's and Elans, Crossle's, Ginettas and many other recognised historic sports cars, often with surprising results!

The Class bands are calculated from the net weight of car divided by BHP at the flywheel:

Class A 1.8 - 2.25 kgs/hp : Class B 2.26 - 3.25 kgs/hp
Class C 3.26 - 3.99 kgs/hp : Class D over 4.00 kgs/hp

Details of the Sporting & Technical Regulations can be seen Here

What we are about - socially

The series is characterised by a very friendly atmosphere and although racing on the track is taken extremely seriously and competitively, most of our competitors feel that a good season on the track is complemented by a good season in the paddock. Each year we have an end of year dinner to celebrate the successes of the season. As we stay overnight at circuits we often join in a BBQ or a beer and similarly we have our own prize giving following the racing, to mull over what might have been, all adding to the camaraderie and friendly feel of the challenge! Why not find out more by e-mailing our Challenge Coordinator Jane Sandall or Telephone Cheng Lim on 07836699339


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