BRITISH SUPERKARTS SET TO HEADLINE FANTASTIC DAY OF RACING AT MALLORY PARK


The British Racing & Sports Car Club gets set to complete the trifecta of opening race weekends to begin its 2021 season with an exciting day of racing in store at Mallory Park in Leicestershire. This will be the first of two visits to the Midlands circuit with three championships and series getting underway at last, while another makes its second trip of the month to continue where it left off.

Headlining the day’s events will be the opening three races of the Motorsport UK British Superkart Championship. Now officially supported and run by the UK’s governing body for motorsport, this championship will see some of the craziest drivers and machines racing flat out around Mallory Park’s high-speed 1.35 mile layout. With a range of different chassis and engine combinations available and four classes racing on track at the same time, these incredibly quick gearbox karts can hit speeds of up to 150mph ensure that this will be some of the fastest and more breath-taking racing you’ll see at this meeting!

One collective that will be experiencing a race weekend for the very first time are the racing rookies of the amazing Caterham Academy. Every year, Caterham Motorsport brings a brand new group of regular people into their ranks and turns them into two groups of fully fledged racing drivers by season’s end. At this early stage in their racing careers, the 2021 Academy racers will have already passed their ARDS test, completed a handling day, a test day, a setup day and their first competitive event in a sprint at Curborough. Now comes the next test in their first ever circuit racing start, with both the Green Group and White Group contesting a race each. This will also be their first ever racing start, so watching them head down to the first corner for the very first time as a pack is going to be fascinating to see. We wish them all the very best of luck!

Out of the four formulae that are racing here this weekend, one has not only already completed their opening rounds, but also already done so at Mallory Park. The Avon Tyres Northern & Super Classic Formula Ford Championship is now two races into its 2021 schedule and is ready to roll again at the same venue they competed at some three weeks ago. All five classes saw the same driver take a double victory, with Joey Foster, Chris Hodgen, “Juiceie Bruceie”, Jordan Harrison and Simon Hadfield each taking maximum points respectively and those who are back in action this weekend will be looking to hold on to their advantage. Drivers will again be going for a portion of a £2,000 prize money pot for class winners (number of starters per class permitting) and a prize draw for a free Mallory Park test day voucher, so there’ll be plenty of incentives to go for the win!

A paddock that’s no stranger to racing on BRSCC weekends but is making its first appearance under the club’s banner in 2021 is the Track Attack Race Club, a collection of series that compete on track other in an exciting multi-class affair. Track Attack mainly caters to French, German, Japanese and Asian machinery, with individual contests within including the Tricolore Trophy, Nippon Challenge, Multi Marques and Deutsche Marks Cup. Also on the same grid will be the increasingly popular 206 GTi Production Cup for those potent little Peugeots, as well as the Classic VW Cup who joins Track Attack this year and the new TT Challenge which is dedicated to the original first generation Audi TT. With a bumper grid expected for their first appearance of the year across all the classes and series, we’re in for an absolute treat on Saturday afternoon!

Scott Woodwiss