BRSCC LAUNCHES THE CLUBSPORT TROPHY
The British Racing & Sports Car Club has launched the latest addition to its portfolio with the brand new ClubSport Trophy, a 45 minute mini-endurance series designed to accommodate a vast array of marques and models to compete against one another in two-driver competition.
The ClubSport Trophy has been conceived thanks to an ever-growing demand for cost-effective, long distance multi-class racing within British club motorsport. It’s been designed to allow drivers with cars that feature a power to weight ratio or no more than 235bhp per tonne to race amongst each other in one of five allocated classes. They will line up as follows:
Class A “Elite” – 206-235bhp/ tonne
Class B “Sport Pro” – 176-205bhp/ tonne
Class C “Sport” – 156-175bhp/ tonne
Class D “Club” – 136-155bhp/ tonne
Class E “Track” – 0-135bhp/ tonne
In terms of cars that are eligible, any car which falls under the power to weight ratio limit is eligible, be it a Renault Clio, Ford Fiesta, Porsche Boxster, Mazda MX-5, MINI, Porsche Boxster, Lotus Elise or anything else that is deemed suitable. Our aim is to provide and create one of the most diverse “allcomers” style grids available in the UK, and YOU can help us do that!
To determine a definite figure for all competing cars to be allocated their respective classes, series technical partners Dyno Driven will be attending at each event to take accurate power measurements for every competitor. Coupling this with a set of tightly controlled and extensively developed regulations that are consistently monitored on a regular basis ensures that the ClubSport Trophy will be a fair and exciting series that will provide true value for money.
The races themselves will be 45 minutes in length, designed to accommodate a two-driver entry with a mandatory pit stop, although single driver entries are also welcomed if desired. A 20 minute qualifying session in the morning will determine the grid, allowing all competitive track time to take place in a single day in a bid to reduce competitor costs as much as possible.
The first two events will take place at Brands Hatch on July 27th and Donington Park on October 19th, sharing the timetable on both occasions with the TCR UK Touring Car Championship and Dunlop Touring Car Trophy. Entry for either of these races is £320, which will include BRSCC racing membership and series registration fee, although any drivers competing in a BRSCC championship on the same timetable will benefit from a reduced entry fee of just £295.
Plus, if that wasn’t enough, our championship sponsor Cobra Seats has very generously agreed to put up a racing seat and mounts worth £650 as a prize at each event to one lucky driver drawn at random, meaning that for some drivers a trophy may not be the only reward they come away with!
So, if you have a car that you think could take the fight to the best that club motorsport has to offer, get yourself on the grid and show us what you’ve got!