SILVERSTONE PREVIEW


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A week after helping to organise the Superleague meeting over Easter Weekend the BRSCC Midland Centre is back in action at Silverstone with a two day ‘club’ meeting.

The Silverstone Race Weekend features 11 different championship and 18 races including an appealing mix of single-seaters, tin-tops and sports cars.

Caterhams dominate both days with season opening double headers for the Avon Tyres backed Roadsports A, B’s and new for 2010 Supersports. The three separate championships will turn out an aggregate of more than 70 cars so as ever with Caterham racing the action will be frenetic.

Tin-top action will be provided by the BRSCC Euro Saloon & Sports Car Championship, which is supported by Arrowpack International this year. It looks like the Euro Saloons will get off to a great start with a strong 30 car entry including defending champion Brett Walter in his Renault Clio.

On the single seater front the Formula Ford 1600’s are back with drivers scoring points in both rounds for the Southern and National Championships. With some of last season’s drivers moving onwards and upwards the way is clear for the likes of Adam Quartermaine to make a serious challenge for the title.

The BRSCC Formula Jedi Championship has produced a very encouraging entry for the opener. Jack Smith will be hoping to win back the title he won in 2008 from Richard Mitcham who edged him out in the final round last season. Likewise, having come second and third in the last two campaigns Stuart Abbott will determined to take top spot.

There will be some big, powerful machines on show in the BRSCC Formula 3 Series where most of the usual protagonists are back including the top three of Chris Needham, Mark Harrison and Mark Terry.

Celebrating their first round as an official championship are the Open Sportscars. It has been a good couple of weeks for OSS as they also announced the signing of American Motorhome importers Itchy Feet as their title sponsor.

The BRS Recovery Ford XR Challenge joins the fray on Sunday with an away day excursion from their ‘home’ circuit of Oulton Park. Reigning XR2 Champion Simon Robinson returns to defend his crown but will face stiff competition from the likes of Paul Bishop, Steve Poole and Chris Readyhough. In the XR3i’s Marcus Riley will be aiming to put down an early marker following his 3rd place finish last season.

The final race of the meeting will bring back some memories for older spectators. Various marques of Coopers, Kiefts and Martins from the 500 Owners Assocation Formula 500 Series will roll back the years with a 15 minute race.