Round 1: Silverstone CANCELLED

We have just received the following news bulletin from our governing body, Motorsport UK. No surprise but still very unwelcome, our first race meeting scheduled for 4th April at Silverstone will, therefore, not be taking place . Instead we will be using the extra time to be fitter and stronger for our new first raceday on 3rd May at Snetterton. Let’s hope that we can be back to normal by then. Keep healthy and keep safe.

Regarding entry fees – the 750MC will be in touch and Silverstone too if you’d booked the test day. Don’t worry – all will be returned.

It is with regret that Motorsport UK is suspending all organising permits and Certificates of Exemption until at least 30th April 2020. This suspension follows the latest guidance issued by HM UK Government in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.This position will be constantly reviewed given prevailing information.

As the National Governing Body, we would ask all Motorsport UK members to act responsibly and follow the Government’s guidance during this difficult time.

We thank all of our members, organisers, officials, volunteers, staff and their families for their support during these unprecedented times. We will continue to monitor the situation and will resume sporting activity as soon as we are able. We also have a responsibility and duty of care to our staff who will be working from home, so please be patient with any queries you may have.

David Richards, chairman of Motorsport UK, explained,”Clearly we live in challenging times and exceptional measures are required. The decision to suspend Motorsport UK permits on a temporary basis is not one that was taken lightly as the industry employs many thousands of people. However we have an over-riding responsibility to our members and the friends and families of our community. Furthermore, our social responsibilities extend to the broader population and the potential drain on valuable public health resources on which we are all reliant.

“The situation is very fluid and we will continue to monitor developments over the coming weeks and hope that we can resume the annual motorsport calendar at the opportune moment. In the immediate short term our efforts need to be focused on ensuring that the industry that backs up the sport has the financial support that it requires from the Government in order that it can be sustained beyond this extraordinary scenario.”

Shake Down for 2020

A number of our drivers attended a 750MC track day on Silverstone’s National circuit to shake down their cars after the winter down time, including Garry Goodwin (986), Burge Robinson (986) , Michelle Westby (924), new driver Vikram Sudera (986) , John Jones in the ex-Ryan Lowry 924 and Sam Callahan & Karl Rossin in the double-championship winning 924.

Mechanical assistants included Clive Morison of Moluto Motorsport, while Philip Waters was the man with the stickers. Rob Carnson and Darren King from Unique Porsche were running their white 986 Boxster.

BRSCC Porsches Merge with CALM Porsche Trophy

As from today, the BRSCC Porsche Championship will be combining grids with the CALM All Porsche Trophy heading forwards into the 2020 season and beyond. This amalgamation will allow all drivers from both series the opportunity to take advantage of superb value two-driver races, bigger grids and meetings held at iconic circuits both here in the UK and in Europe, all while supporting the great charity CALM, who are the main title partner of this new series. The charity (full name Campaign Against Living Miserably) supports young men going through difficult times by offering vital frontline services for those suffering from depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and other mental health difficulties.

In addition, the BRSCC will also host the CALM All Porsche Trophy races at Snetterton 3rd May 2020, thereby directly supporting this great cause with a fantastic 80-minute programme.

This new series will be run by CALM All Porsche founders Philip Waters & Ryan Lowry, two men who have previously been stalwart racers in the BRSCC Porsche Championship over the last few years.
Paul McErlean – BRSCC: “This agreement presents the best possible opportunity for both cost-effective Porsche racing in the UK and of course CALM, who will benefit from the increased visibility and support for the charity. We’re delighted to be a part of the awareness and support program designed by Phil and his team.”

Philip Waters – CALM All Porsche Trophy: “This is a fantastic result for all drivers wanting to maintain a one make field of close Porsche racing. Combining the two Porsche race series will increase numbers and reduce costs for everyone involved. We’re thrilled to be working on this project with the BRSCC in support and look forward to what the 2020 season will bring.”