Racing in 2017
2017 will be my first full championship season of racing since 2012, if all goes to plan. I’m entered into the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship, for mark 1 cars.
We bought a car at the end of last summer and I drove it for the first time at the final round of the season at Silverstone, on the International circuit. I’d never raced a rear wheel drive car, or raced that circuit, and with 47 drivers split over two grids I felt I was being thrown into the deep end. It was great fun though. I finished just outside the top 10 overall in one race and picked up a podium from the ‘B’ race later in the weekend. A good start!
For that first weekend we went with AB Motorsport, who run several drivers. They all seem to be at the sharp end and we soon found out why. Ali and his team and very enthusiastic and very competitive! They really back their horses and it’s great to be part of.
I’ve also been fortunate enough to get some financial backing from some very generous people. Valet Pro, Freshcold, Cambridge FD and O’Sullivan Shopfitters have all committed to help out in 2017. Their help allows me to race and I’m hugely grateful. You can find out more about them on the Partners page of this website.
The championship runs from April to October and goes all over the country; Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Silverstone, Oulton Park, Snetterton, Anglesey, Croft and Donington Park. You can see more in the Calendar section. If you fancy coming to watch a race, there are plenty of chances and we’d love to see you.
Roll on Brands Hatch…