Britcar Steps Up For 2007
”From being in overall charge of the series and running the
events, my role is going to change in 2007,” explains the
EERC’s James Tucker.
still going to be the promoter, co-ordinator and organiser, but
I won’t be in charge of the races. We’re stepping up,
and making ourselves more professional – because we’ve
The other significant
change regarding EERC events is that “the Dunlop / Britcar
events will become official championships in the eyes of the RAC
will be for the existing Britcar, ProductionS1 and Britsports races,
and an application is being made for the V8 Championship,”
continues James Tucker.
setting ourselves up as an endurance racing championship. Spa (last
weekend) was a very good event, but at Brands Hatch on June 17,
on the Grand Prix circuit, we should have 38 cars running in Britcar,
including an Aston Martin GT3, and 44 cars in ProductionS1. With
30 Britsports and 70 cars coming from the Dutch Supercar Challenge,
we’ll have 180 cars at Brands Hatch.”
changes to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship for 2007, James
Tucker suggests that “all the GT Cup cars can come and race
with us next year. We’ll welcome them.”
This is a reference
to Stephane Ratel’s indication that “GT3 will become
the standard class in National Championships. I will propose it
for the British Championship next year, to go all GT3…”
At least two
British GT Cup teams have suggested that they will race in Britcar
events next year, if British GT becomes a GT3 only class.
is already planning next year’s calendar, which will begin
in April, and include six events before the Britcar 24 Hours, on
circuits that will include Brands Hatch GP, Silverstone International,
Donington Park and Spa.
This is the
combined Britcar / ProductionS1 field at Spa last Saturday evening,
at the start of the four hour race.