CITYCAR CUP ENDS 2022 WITH 19% INCREASE IN AVERAGE GRID SIZE
It’s amazing how quickly something can develop in the space of two seasons, especially with brand new championships. For the BRSCC, the club’s task of developing and growing the new CityCar Cup was a bold one after its 2020 launch. Following a successful first championship season in 2021, the club was ready to keep that momentum going heading into 2022.
With the addition of the superb and innovative Student Motorsport Challenge on the grid for its inaugural running to boost entry numbers further, interest and excitement remained high and throughout the 2022 season, the CityCar Cup maintained a minimum of 29 cars competing every weekend, concluding in its biggest grid to date at the Silverstone International finale with 40 cars turning out to round off the year. There were also seven SMC teams on the grid throughout 2022, with one (Oxford Brookes) even winning a race outright at Croft, a pretty astounding feat!
The BRSCC was particularly pleased to see the results of this season’s CityCar efforts in the recent Autosport club reviews, as it showed the championship as posting an average grid size in 2022 of 32 cars, marking a 19% increase over its first season. To produce such growth in Year 2 is a credit to all the efforts made by the Club, along with championship coordinator Lyndsay Close, Student Motorsport founder John Paul Latham and every one of the teams and drivers that played their parts in making it so successful.
So, what’s in store for 2023? Even more cars, even more drivers and a raft of incoming Student Motorsport teams to continue to bolster the grid further. We’re certain this is one paddock you should definitely be a part of next season!
We’re also very thankful and grateful to all the support given by the championship’s partners, suppliers and sponsors for their efforts too – Nankang Tyre UK, runyourfleet, Remapping the Way, Essential Racing, SW Motorsports, GAZ Shocks, Powerflex, Hybrid Tune, Student Motorsport and Mission Motorsport.