BRSCC ALFA ROMEO CHAMPIONSHIP
The Alfa Romeo Championship continues to be one of the most popular race series on the Club scene having flourished as part of the BRSCC’s portfolio of championships since 1982. The BRSCC association means that there is a good spread of circuits available to competitors as well as different race weekend formats.
The Championship is open to any production based Alfa Romeo and is run in classes that offer the opportunity to race a fully modified car on slicks or more standard versions using a Yokohama control tyre. For 2015 we reduced the number of classes from six to a more manageable (and understandable) three. Between Modified and a re-named Class E – Twin Spark Cup – there will be a brand new class, under the name “Power Trophy”, based on a power to weight ratio formula which we hope will encourage drivers who do not want to go fully Modified or to have the restrictions of the Twin Spark Cup.
The introduction of Class E in 2006, using Alfa Romeo’s 2 litre 4 cylinder 16v transverse engine with very limited changes to the standard specification permitted, and with costs kept under control, produced close racing on a level playing field for nine seasons. Under its new name the class continued with equal success in 2015 and we look forward to further expansion in 2016. One of the attractions of the Championship has always been the large variety of models that can be raced and in the past few years we have seen the emergence of cars such as the 147, 156 and GTV alongside models from earlier production periods including the 33, GTV6 and Giulia.
The different class and model options allow competitors with budgets at both ends of the spectrum to take part and the Championship is a good place for those who wish to start racing. Competitors are kept informed on all Championship matters by specific bulletins and a dedicated website (www.alfaracer.com) and specific bulletins.
Provisional 2017 Calendar
|Rounds 1 & 2||March 25th||Oulton Park International|
|Rounds 3 & 4||April 8th/9th||Silverstone National|
|Rounds 5 & 6||May 6th/7th||Cadwell Park|
|Rounds 7 & 8||June 16th/17th||Rockingham|
|Rounds 9 & 10||July 15th/16th||Snetterton 300|
|Rounds 11 & 12||August 13th||Brands Hatch Indy|
|Rounds 13 & 14||September 24th||Mallory Park|
|Rounds 15 & 16||October 14th/15th||Donington Park National|
Photos courtesy of Michael Lindsay, Paul Stone & Katy Read