PRC(s) For Britsports
The EERC’s Britsports series looks set for a bumper year,
with massive interest from the growing number of UK prototype manufacturers,
and a raft of continental machines joining the fray, thanks to the
efforts of series co-ordinator John Veness.
Racing Cars marque has been active in the central-European SCC of
late, and now father and son duo Steve and Will Hodges are set to
campaign one of the two examples that are likely to be seen in Britsports
belonged to Wolfgang Payr, and was a consistent podium finisher
in the SCC last season,” says Steve Hodges. “It is currently
in the PRC factory in Hard, Austria, undergoing a rebuild and respray
– we are picking it up on February 24, and it will be in our
own workshop by the 28, ready to be liveried.”
Steve Hodges is CEO of IT company R & R, and son Will is a director
of the company, so the car is being finished in what they call “R
& R blue”, and will feature signage for main sponsor www.datarecovered.com
(which is also the name of the team), and several other names from
the IT arena, which are still under negotiation.
The car, the rear half of which is based on a Lola
F3000 single seater, is powered by a 3.2 litre BMW M3 engine, developing
430 bhp, and weighs in at 630kg. “It’s very reliable,”
says Hodges Snr.
Steve, 51, and
24-year old Will, passed their ARDS tests together in 1998, and
both raced in Caterhams for four years. “We always qualified
within two-tenths of each other, but races were marred by us crashing
into each other,” says Steve.
“But it was a competitive environment, and
good experience in racecraft and control,” adds Will.
The pair ran a Radical Prosport in Britsports last
season, and Steve also took in the Orwell Supersports Cup, in a
Chevron B19. “A new drive for the Orwell is yet to be determined,
but hopefully it will be a big block McLaren 8F,” he says.
A further PRC
is likely on the Britsports grid, as Mirco Schultis will be bringing
his Honda-engined example to selected rounds.
of Pedrazza Racing Cars can be found at www.prc.at