Glorious weekend for British motorsport!
Run to the Hills – British Rally Championship Showdown
Welshman Matt Edwards became a double British Rally Champion at the Galloway Hills Rally in Scotland last weekend (14 September). After a ding-dong battle all season with sparring partner Tom Cave, Edwards and co-driver Patrick Walsh were crowned the 2019 champions after a stellar campaign in Britain’s premier rallying series.
Cave and Bowen blitzed the event and won all eight stages in their Michelin-shod Hyundai i20 R5. Cave may have won the battle in Scotland, but Edwards won the war – threading his way through the gravel tests to bring his Fiesta into third overall – enough to seal him his second domestic title.
Head to britishrallychampioship.co.uk to read the full round-up
Step Back In Time
The Goodwood Revival is one of the stand out events on the Historic motorsport calendar. The feature race for Sunday is always the high-octane RAC TT Celebration, where the rawest and most powerful GT cars of the 1960s regroup for battle around Goodwood’s fast, flowing layout. Power and handling are equally important, and this year the car to have proved to be the AC Cobra in what proved to be a vintage occasion for Carrol Shelby’s mighty masterpiece.
A trio of Ford’s mighty 427 engines filled the front row of the grid when the Cobras of Bill Shepherd/Romain Dumas and Christopher Wilson/André Lotterer were separated by the Ford-powered Tojeiro of David Hart/Nicolas Minassian.
In the end it was the pole-sitting car that emerged to take victory, with three-time Le Mans winner Lotterer crossing the line in the baby blue Cobra to seal a well-deserved victory.
Click here to read more from the Goodwood Revival
Donnington Decider for British GT
Graham Davidson and Jonny Adam are 2019 British GT3 champions following a dramatic season finale at Donington Park in which Shaun Balfe and Rob Bell secured a maiden race victory for their McLaren 720S GT3.
Fifth place was ultimately sufficient to clinch the crown for TF Sport’s #47 Aston Martin duo after Dennis Lind’s post-race penalty saw them leapfrog ahead of Sam De Haan and Jonny Cocker in the final standings. The result helped Adam take a record-extending fourth senior title with as many different co-drivers in five years, while fellow Scot Davidson clinched a maiden championship in just his second British GT season.
Click here to read more from British GT Finale.
Watergate Bay – the highlight of Cornwall Motorsport Month
The second running of the Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb near Newquay in Cornwall was hailed as the “best yet” by fans, competitors and organisers as over 90 cars blasted up the B3276 coast road last weekend.
Visit the website to read more on the dramatic closed road event
BTCC wows the crowd in Scotland!
The pendulum swung one way and then another in the race for the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, as BMW’s Colin Turkington and Andrew Jordan both found trouble on a dramatic day of racing at Knockhill.
Rory Butcher and Jake Hill each took a victory, with Jordan winning the other as he significantly closed the overall points gap to stablemate Turkington.
Head to btcc.net to catch-up on all the action from the weekend.